New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverages – Level 3

This programme aims to establish standards of professional practice for basic service that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

Course Features

Level

3

Duration

13 Weeks

Credits

40

Eligibility

NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident

Campus

Mangere, Kelston, Papakura

Starts

May 27th, June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, Sep 23rd, Oct 21st, Nov 25th and Dec 9th.

Fees

Zero Fees* (conditions apply)

Course Details

This programme aims to provide competent employees for the food and beverage sector who are able to work as service personnel in cafes and unlicensed restaurants or baristas in hospitality establishments.

This programme will provide a credential that will support graduate employment opportunities in café or barista services.

This programme aims to establish standards of professional practice for basic service that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

  • Health and Safety

– Food Safety and Security Practices in the Hospitality Industry – at the end of this course students will be able to apply health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimize potential hazards when serving customers

  • Communication Skills and Work Organisation

– at the end of this course students will be able to communicate effectively when serving customers and behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers and customers and follow standard operating procedures to deal with familiar problems in a hospitality establishment

  • Café Service

– at the end of this elective course students will be able to prepare and serve food and beverages in a café

  • Barista

– at the end of this elective course students will be able to prepare and present a range of espresso beverages for customers

  • Students must be 16 years of age or over.
  • Domestic students only; NZ citizens or permanent residents.
  • Prospective enrolees will undergo an interview to gauge their interest, readiness and potential to benefit from the programme.
  • There may be further restrictions when this course is offered under a Tertiary Education Commission contract.

Academic Pathways

This qualification leads on to the New Zealand and Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) with strands in Restaurant Services and Quick Service Restaurant Services.

Employment Pathways

Graduates of this may be employed as service personnel in cafes and unlicensed restaurants, bars or clubs, restaurants which provide table and/or buffet services, establishments which cater to functions; or as baristas in hospitality establishments.

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Accreditation

Growth. Innovation. Trust

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