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

Restaurant Service and Supervision

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This course will give you what you need to become a supervisor in cafés, restaurants, bars or clubs. You’ll learn about wine appreciation and get your Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ), required to manage a licensed premises.

Restaurant supervision and customer service training are all included, which will enhance your ability to find employment in local restaurants and cafés.

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.

What will I learn?

Participants in this programme will complete the following courses to enable them to achieve the qualification with an additional strand in Restaurant service:

Compulsory Courses 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

This qualification leads on to the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Accommodation, Food and Beverage Service, Catering Services and Quick Service Restaurants Services.

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 two evening events (dates will be advised at or shortly after programme commencement).

Additional costs

Black leather closed toe shoes, suitable for commercial restaurant 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.

Qualification gained

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

  • Liquor Controller Qualification

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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Full time


1 semester

Start Dates

Whangarei: July

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $3,270.67

Student levy may apply

International: $9,200

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