New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Café Services and Restaurant Services) (Level 3)
This programme has a specific West Coast flavour. Become a work-ready graduate that can deliver excellent standards of food, beverage and customer service to enhance customer experiences on the West Coast. Gain a range of practical, personal, professional and technical skills that meet the high standards expected by hospitality employers.
About the programme
Your study will include barista training so you can serve-up coffee like a professional. It also covers food safety, food and beverage service training, and a wide range of hospitality skills.
The programme offers different learning options for school leavers, job seekers, and people working in industry.
What You Study
Modules include a range of the following:
- Health and safety, food safety and security practices
- Food contamination and control methods
- Customer service techniques
- Workplace communication and professional practice
- Selling skills and product / service knowledge
- Coffee preparation and presentation
- Café counter service and table service
- Restaurant service
- Food preparation
- Nutrition in commercial catering
- Bar service, host responsibility, liquor legislation
- Hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Beer and wine service
- Matching beer and wine with food
- Culinary products and terms
- Food service styles and menu types
Further study paths
Graduates of this programme will have the skills to work in any workplace that provides food, beverages, and customer service in cafes, licenced and unlicenced restaurants, bars or clubs.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Minimum of three years at secondary school, or completion of NCEA Level 1, or equivalent qualification.
- Applications will be accepted from young people who meet Youth Guarantee eligibility criteria.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet General or Academic IELTS 5 with no band score lower than 5 or NZQA-approved equivalent.
Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
A change for 2023 enrolments
When you apply to study with Tai Poutini Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.
You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.