New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Beverage).xml New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Beverage)

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New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Food Beverage)

Programme2 days per week for 34 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Beverage) Advised on enrolment

Programme code




Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street, Oamaru

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Programme Content

Prepare for a career in the fast-paced hospitality industry.

This programme will help you develop some basic cookery and front of house skills to whet your appetite for further study in hospitality or tourism. It covers food safety in the kitchen; food preparation; knife skills; cooking food by baking, boiling, grilling, braising and stewing; how to prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks; food service styles; barista skills; and customer service.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification. In some instances you may also receive Ara credits. Ara credits are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand. Please note the number of Ara and NZQF credits are unrelated and may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 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.

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

With this qualification you'll have the skills to obtain a trainee position as a catering or food and beverage assistant in a café, family restaurant or fast food outlet.

Study pathways

You can use this qualification as a stepping stone to higher-level hospitality qualifications.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
13272 Cook food items by baking 5 2 2
13276 Cook food items by grilling 5 2 2
13277 Cook food items by braising and stewing 5 2 2
13280 Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts 5 2 2
13283 Prepare and present salads for service 5 2 2
13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 5 2 2
13282 Prepare, assemble, and present complex sandwiches for service in a commercial kitchen 5 2 2
17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso 9 4 4
57 Provide customer service 9 2 2
14436 Provide table service in a commercial hospitality environment 7 4 4
14431 Demonstrate knowledge of food service styles and menu types in the hospitality industry 6 3 3
14425 Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks in a commercial hospitality environment 7 2 2
3503 Participate and communicate in a team or a group to complete a routine task 5 2 2
7123 Apply a problem solving method to a problem 4 2 2
167 Practice food safety methods in a food business under supervision 8 4 4