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Certificate in Hospitality (Level 3)

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This 20-week programme is available free to 16 and 19 year-olds. 

This very hands-on programme will teach you about restaurant service, how to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages, make caféstyle coffees and a host of other practical skills. You’ll master the fine art of coffee and cocktail making, learn about restaurant service, food safety and pick up a host of other practical hospitality skills. You’ll come away with a Level 3 certificate and a Certificate of Achievement in Basic Food Safety. Studying on this programme will also give your English and Maths skills a boost.

What will I learn?

  • Food safety
  • Bar and beverage service
  • Restaurant service
  • Providing positive customer experiences
  • Café and barista service
  • Transactions and money handling
  • Maintaining a responsible drinking environment

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Strands in Café service, Bar service and Barista) (Level 3)
  • NZMA Certificate in Food Safety
  • Gain NCEA (Level 2) with Vocational Pathway in Service Industries


Start Dates

This 24-week programme is offered at Auckland South and Waikato Campuses.


This is part of the Government-led Youth Guarantee programme so it’s completely FREE if you meet the course entry requirements.


You need to be 16 or 19 years old.

All our Youth Courses

Youth Courses
  • Vocational Pathways for Service Industries (Level 2)

  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Level 2 (Retail)

  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Level 2 (Hospitality)

  • Certificate in Hospitality (Level 3)

  • Certificate in Health Studies - Level 3

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