Café bar service

About café bar service

Competent, knowledgeable food and beverage service professionals create a dining experience that customers will rave about.

Launch into a career working in high-end restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, airlines and international conference centres in New Zealand and overseas. Your advanced practical skills and knowledge will be in high demand.

Studying café bar service

Working within facilities that are the pride of Ara – our Visions On Campus training restaurant, The Pantry on Campus cafe and Barista room will give you a taste of the real world of hospitality.

You will graduate confident and competent in advanced hospitality services with highlights including learning how to match the perfect wine with each course of a meal. You'll also discover what it takes to be a top mixologist creating cocktails with flair.

We help you develop the people skills and calm composure needed to thrive in the hectic pace of professional hospitality environments. Our expert tutors will help you learn all the skills you need to succeed in a career in café and bar operations.

Licence Controller qualification

Understanding the requirements of the Sale of Liquor Act and host responsibility practices is crucial knowledge for all staff working on licenced premises.

The New Zealand government has recognised this by making the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ), a compulsory qualification for all holders of a General Manager's certificate.

Learn more about our Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ).

Programmes

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

Programme code:
NZ2105
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Starts:
July

Our expert tutors will teach you how to provide excellent professional service across a broad range of food and beverage operations including luxury and upmarket venues and events.

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New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista and Café Service Strands

Programme code:
NZ2104
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Learning in our campus café from tutors with extensive experience you'll acquire the skills to produce a range of bar and barista beverages to a high standard and provide informal table service.

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Workplace training

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista, Café Service or Bar Services Strand (Workplace)

Programme code:
NZ2104
Level:
3
Credits:
40
Starts:
Throughout the year

Impress customers and your employer by developing your communication, café and barista skills as well as improving your understanding of business operating procedures.

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Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Hospitality Supported Learning) YG

Programme code:
OT5062
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school. Gain practical skills and knowledge for entry level employment in the hospitality sector.

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New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Food Beverage)

New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Beverage)

Programme code:
NZ2108
Level:
2
Credits:
40
Starts:
February (Christchurch), July (Oamaru)

Experience the varied roles within food and hospitality and discover the best fit for you.

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Hospitality

Service Industries Vocational Pathway (Hospitality)

Programme code:
NCEP4T
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Gain foundation skills for employment in the tourism and hospitality industries.

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New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality

Programme code:
NZ2108
Level:
2
Credits:
40
Starts:
February (Timaru), July (Oamaru)

Are you looking for a career in the Hospitality or Tourism Industries? Have a passion for great food, drink and exceptional service?

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Certificate in Foundation Studies (Hospitality Supported Learning) CTC

Programme code:
CH4021
Level:
1
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) is a partnership between secondary schools and tertiary education providers. It's a different way of learning where you complete your NCEA studies at secondary school and start working towards a tertiary qualification.

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"They come to us with such a good work ethic. They're very professional and they know what they're doing."

Christine Hall
HR Manager
Heritage Hanmer Springs