Course details

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

About the course

This programme provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills to be an effective front-of-house professional in the food and beverage sector. Students will learn in a practical and hands-on setting at our training restaurant Windows. Students will be guided by industry professional tutors. Our tutors will teach students how to effectively communicate with customers, serve food and drinks in a professional way, apply health and safety, food safety and security practices to their work, and provide knowledge of standard operating procedures in the hospitality industry. In this programme, students will also gain the skills and understanding required to be a professional barista in the hospitality industry, with hands on training in our purpose-built barista workshop.

Entry requirements

Minimum three years secondary education; or A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2; or Equivalent Candidates aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work/life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. ​Candidates aged over 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs). With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region. At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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