New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Service strand)

Programme highlights

Build on your opportunities with supervisory skills for a broad range of food and beverage outlets, and get the advantage of real-world experience at events and functions. 

Develop advanced restaurant and beverage service skills, and combine these with the knowledge to monitor and maintain customer service, and policies and procedures for a broad range of hospitality environments. Learn how to interact with colleagues and customers so you can provide a memorable high-quality dining experience. Gain the confidence to supervise food and beverage operations while ensuring you meet any legislative requirements.

Includes 60 hours of industry placement at leading Auckland hotels, restaurants, function and event centres.

Key facts

Study Method 17 weeks (full-time)
Applications Close when the programme is full
Level 4
Credits 60
Fees $3,300 (approx)
International Student Fees Enquire on application
Study Location MIT Otara

Information is correct at November 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Career opportunities

Intermediate level positions in high end restaurants, barista, cafes, bars, functions and events.

Programme structure

Students complete the following courses:

  • Operational Restaurant Service
  • Operational Beverage Service
  • Hospitality Service Standards.

On completion of this programme you will be eligible to sit the examination for the City & Guilds Certificate in Food and Beverage Services (Level 2).

Further study

New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Accommodation, Food and Beverage Service, Catering Services and Quick Service Restaurants Services.

Programme Code MN2105
Qualification NZ Certificate

17 weeks (includes 2 weeks break)

Start Dates January, May and September

Start dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view our Academic Year and Key Dates

Offered by

Faculty of Consumer Services - School of Culinary and Hospitality Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • have completed the NZ Certificate in Accommodation (Level 3) or equivalent industry experience;
  • have English language competence to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent;
  • be able to demonstrate the attitude and ability to work and study at the level required for the programme; and
  • be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme

The above criteria will be assessed through an interview process.

Applicants will be selected in order of receipt of completed application.

Recognition of current competence
Students who believe they have significant experience which covers parts of these programmes should contact the School of Culinary and Hospitality Studies to check whether they meet the unit learning outcomes and qualify for recognition of current competence (RCC). There is a fee for RCC assessment based on credit value.

International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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