New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3 & 4)

Conjoint Programme

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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 - For Semester 2, campus facilities will fully reopen as it was pre-COVID.

Interested in the full package? Become work-ready in the booming Hospitality industry. Study our conjoint level 3 and level 4 Food and Beverage programmes for a full year to graduate in December. You only need to enrol once for the year and will also be guaranteed a place to learn a wide variety of service styles over a full year.

About this programme

This programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a supervisor in cafés, restaurants, bars or clubs. You’ll learn about food preparation and service, gain barista and wine appreciation skills and gain skills in kitchen health and safety and customer service, and gain your Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ).

NorthTec's food and beverage qualifications can start you on your career pathway within the hospitality industry, giving you experience in kitchen and front of house operations.

This programme includes two qualifications:

Courses in this programme

NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) Level Credits
3469.0001 - Kitchen Health and Safety 3 15
3469.0002 - Food Preparation and Service 3 15
3469.0003 - Customer Service 3 15
3469.0004 - Barista Skills 3 15
NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) Level Credits
4521.0001 - Food and Beverage Operations – Staff Supervision 4 15
4521.0002 - Food and Beverage Operations – Service supervision 4 15
4521.0003 - Food and Beverage Operating Procedures and Guidelines 4 15
4521.0004 - Food and Beverage Operational Systems 4 15

Career opportunities and pathways

  • Café manager

  • Food and beverage supervisor

  • Restaurant supervisor

  • Bar supervisor

Workload & schedule

This programme involves 24 hours of teaching spread over four days, in addition to 12 hours of self-directed study per week. You will also participate in various culinary events, so will be required to attend a limited number of evening events (dates will be advised at or shortly after programme commencement).

Additional costs

Black leather closed toe shoes, suitable for commercial kitchen environment

Uniform and workbooks provided

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have and IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Qualifications gained

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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3 & 4


Full time


1 year

Start Dates
Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $4,182.35

Student levy may apply

International: $18,400

Programme Code

NZ2104 & NZ2105

Phone 0800 162 100
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