New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service

Restaurant Service Strand - Level 4

Get ahead fast with our Level 4 qualification in Hospitality! 

This programme expands on the Level 3 Certificate and will provide you with the advanced skills you will need to work effectively and efficiently in a range of outlets such as cafes, restaurants and bars. 

On completion of this qualification you may choose to complete further study in hospitality at an advanced level, or pursue job opportunities at an intermediate level in hospitality.

Course Content

You will cover the following two modules:

Liquor licensing and workplace supervision: in this module you will earn credits that will help you to apply for New Zealand duty manager licensing. You will also learn about host responsibilities and the supervisory skills required to maintain a food or beverage service operation.

Alcoholic beverages and food matching: here you will learn all about wine evaluation, beer heritage styles and flavors, and a range of alcoholic beverages. This is followed by applying this knowledge to match food items on an establishment menu.  

Entry Requirements

You must

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 (or equivalent) if English is your second language.
  • Have NCEA Level 2 (or higher) or a New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2) from a New Zealand TEO is an advantage.

If you do not meet these requirements, but are over 20 years of age, you may still be enrolled if the motivation and the skills needed to succeed in the programme are shown. Please note that you should be physically able to do the practical components of this programme, in line with health and legal requirements.

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Career Opportunities

  • Bartender
  • Duty Manager
  • Supervisor in a cafe
  • Senior Waiter
  • Wine company representative
  • Bar Manager 


20 weeks including two weeks of holiday. 

2018 Intake Dates

  • 30 Jan
  • 16 Jul 

Course Costs

This Certificate forms part of the first year of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management (Level 5). The fees for the first year can be found here

Qualifications Awarded

  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Restaurant Services strand) - Level 4