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

Experience the rush of supervising waitstaff in our restaurant during a busy service. Enhance your knowledge of wine and beverages, master the art of coffee creation and learn about billing procedures. Apply your knowledge on a two-week work experience placement.

What you will learn

  • Gain hands-on understanding of supervisory roles
  • Develop skills in table and silver service
  • Enhance your knowledge of wine and beverages
  • Gain expertise to work in cafes and bars
  • Become skilled in using barista equipment
  • Learn skills in billing procedures

Career options

There are opportunities in New Zealand and overseas in a wide range of front-of-house roles in cafés, restaurants, bars, hotels, airlines and in the tourism industry. There are also careers in supervisory roles.

  • Front-of-house
  • Bartender
  • Barista
  • Waiter/Waitress

Entry criteria

Under 20 years
  • 10 NCEA literacy credits at level 1 or above (as specified on the NZQA list) made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • 10 numeracy credits at Level 1 or above (as specified on the NZAQ list)
  • Or evidence of literacy and numeracy skills at least equivalent to the above
  • Equivalent qualification; or current or recent employment in the food and beverage industry, with a minimum of 6 months' experience
Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

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