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

CertificateFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code




February, July




Course related costs

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Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru


Get your hospitality career off to a flying start by gaining essential frontline skills for working in cafes, bars and restaurants.

Learning in our campus cafe 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. You'll also gain an understanding of operating procedures in cafes, bars and restaurants and learn how to communicate effectively in these environments.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at secondary school. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.
    Some programmes require a minimum age of 16. Please enquire.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you'll have the skills to provide barista and table service in licensed and unlicensed cafes, bars and restaurants.

Study pathways

You can follow this qualification with the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Level 4 or the National Diploma in Hospitality Management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Hospitality
  • Food Technology