(RWHS200)Introduction to Cookery, Hospitality and Beverage Services.xml (RWHS200)Introduction to Cookery, Hospitality and Beverage Services

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CourseIntroduction to Cookery, Hospitality and Beverage Services

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme Code


This programme is fees free for Secondary Tertiary Pathways


Flexible *

Ara Credits





Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru

Vocational Pathways

Service Industries

For more information

Email liaison@ara.ac.nz

Course Content

Gain skills for the exciting world of food and hospitality.

This course explores the diverse career opportunities available in the hospitality sector, from cooking and baking to restaurant services and barista skills. You'll gain many basic skills and create a foundation for employment or further training.

* We are happy to work with you to create a timetable that best suits your needs. Please contact youthtransition@ara.ac.nz for more information.

Course Structure

To complete this Youth course you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this course. Please note the number of credits may be different.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
9681 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective 5 3 3
13272 Cook food items by baking 4 2 2
13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 4 2 2
15918 Demonstrate knowledge of roles and jobs in the hospitality industry 4 2 2
17284 Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and production 6 3 3
17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision 7 4 4
17288 Prepare and present espresso beverages for service 5 5 5


Academic requirements

To enrol you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

IELTS 5.0 Academic (with no band score lower than 5.0).  For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

Study pathways

With foundation skills under your belt, you can specialise in your preferred area with the Certificate in Hospitality Level 2, or the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3.


Cookery and hospitality offer a huge array of career opportunities. Restaurants, hotels, resorts, cafes and cruise ships all require competent staff who can provide excellent service to their customers.