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Hospitality, Cookery & Beverage Level 2

Prepare for a career in Cookery or Hospitality Industries by gaining essential basic skills in both.

Prepare for a career in tourism and hospitality by gaining a foundation of essential basic skills.

Youth Guarantee programmes are FREE* and a great way to learn practical 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 you're planning on leaving school.

You'll receive two certificates: the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills) (Level 2) and the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality - Food and Beverage Service, these give you the chance to explore both areas of the industry, including career opportunities and further study options.

The tourism component will give you skills in customer service and equip you with knowledge of national and international tourist destinations. You'll learn about a 'planet safe' approach to tourism and gain an understanding of New Zealand's strong Maori heritage.

The hospitality component will prepare you with skills in food, beverage and front-of-house, and give you a taste for further study in cooking, hospitality or tourism. It covers barista basics, food and beverage service, work safe practices and customer service. With the guidance of our expert tutors, you'll be able to plan your career with a focus on hospitality.

*Funding availability dependent.

Part-time 1 year (while still at school).

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Fees may apply for International Students

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.

  • 167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision (Credits: 4)
  • 57 Provide customer service (Credits: 2)
  • 14425 Prepare and serve hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks for a commercial hospitality establishment (Credits: 5)
  • 14431 Demonstrate knowledge of food service styles and menu types in the hospitality industry (Credits: 3)
  • 14436 Provide table service for a commercial hospitality establishment (Credits: 4)
  • 17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision (Credits: 4)
  • 13272 Cook food items by baking (Credits: 2)
  • 13276 Cook food items by grilling (Credits: 2)
  • 13277 Cook food items by braising and stewing (Credits: 2)
  • 13280 Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts (Credits: 2)
  • 13282 Prepare, assemble, and present complex sandwiches for service in a commercial kitchen (Credits: 2)
  • 13283 Prepare and present salads for service (Credits: 2)
  • 13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen (Credits: 2)
  • 3503 Communicate in a team or group to complete a routine task (Credits: 2)
  • 7123 Apply a problem-solving method (Credits: 3)

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery and Beverage)

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Prepare for a career in Cookery or Hospitality Industries by gaining essential basic skills in both.

Type Dual Enrolment
Code NZ2108
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 40
Level 2
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2108-DUAL
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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