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Certificate in Restaurant Service

STARTS: July 2022
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Kick-start your hospitality career by gaining essential frontline skills for working in cafes, bars and restaurants.

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.

Areas covered include table service, bar service and product knowledge, as well as operating procedures, effective communication and legislative compliance.

Note: If you do not have previous experience in hospitality we suggest that you first complete the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service with Barista and Café Services Strands (Certificate in Barista and Café Service). You can concurrently enrol in both the Level 3 and Level 4 components of the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,450 - $3,850 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160 per year
International costs
$10,940 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

Fees for 2022

Domestic costs
$3,509 - $3,915 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$162 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2022

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits

OR New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

You must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

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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Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to provide advanced service across a broad range of unlicensed and licensed food and beverage service outlets where advanced skills and product knowledge are required eg luxury and upmarket operations. Their knowledge of service principles and the operation in which they work will enable graduates to take responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the standards set by the employer.

Study pathways

Graduates may progress to:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Food technology

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service with Restaurant Services Strand

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Kick-start your hospitality career by gaining essential frontline skills for working in cafes, bars and restaurants.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2105
Next Starts July 2022
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 60
Level 4
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2105-STRU

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,450 - $3,850 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160 per year
International costs
$10,940 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

Fees for 2022

Domestic costs
$3,509 - $3,915 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$162 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2022
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NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service - July 2022 - Christchurch
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Additional Entry Requirements

You must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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