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

19 Weeks

Get the skills needed for work in cafés and unlicensed restaurants, bars or clubs, and restaurants.

This programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to provide service in cafés and unlicensed restaurants. You’ll learn about food preparation and service, gain barista skills and gain skills in kitchen health and safety and customer service.

Our 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.

You will complete the following courses to achieve the qualification with additional strands in Café Services and Barista.

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).

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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.

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 an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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 an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

Additional costs

Black leather closed toe shoes, suitable for commercial kitchen environment

Uniform and workbooks provided

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) ( Café Services and Barista)
Kaitaia
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) ( Café Services and Barista)
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) ( Café Services and Barista)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 19, 2024
June 27, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Full Time
Price:
Fees:
$3,376
(2024)
$3,286
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
$12,500
(2024)
International
International Fees:
$12,500
(2023)
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) ( Café Services and Barista)
Kaitaia
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) ( Café Services and Barista)
Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) ( Café Services and Barista)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 22, 2024
November 29, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Full Time
Price:
Fees:
$3,376
(2024)
$3,286
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
$12,500
(2024)
International
International Fees:
$12,500
(2023)
Class full
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

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. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Career opportunities and pathways

  • Café staff
  • Barista
  • Counter service
  • Functions staff

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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