Level 3

Specialise in café service or function services

Study hospitality

Get started in the hospitality industry with the skills to get a job in a café or as part of a functions team.
Overview

Programme highlights

Get started with the skills to become a valued member of a café or functions team, plus get the advantage of real-world experience at industry events and functions.

You will prepare and serve the types of food and beverages offered at cafes and functions. You will develop the professional communication skills to serve customers and deal with any customer service issues.

Learn to work safely and to regulations in hospitality environments and when handling food.

You may be required to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of this programme.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Open Entry, if the delegated authority at the campus/site is satisfied that the applicant has the capability to complete the requirements of the programme.

English language requirements

All applicants (international and domestic) for whom English or te reo Māori is not a first language need to provide evidence that they have the necessary English language proficiency required for the programme.

International applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 5 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

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Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below three courses (60 credits):

HOSP3201 Food and beverage core skills  (20 credits)

To establish standards of professional practice for basic service in hospitality food and beverage establishments. As part of this course, you will also gain Unit standard "US27955 - Apply food safety practices in a food related establishment".

HOSP3204 Café service (20 credits)

To provide learners with an opportunity to develop basic skills required to deliver food and beverage service in a café.

HOSP3205 Function service (20 credits)

To provide learners with an opportunity to develop basic skills required to deliver food and beverage service in a function service environment.

Careers and pathways

Further training or study

Career opportunities

Graduates may be employed as service personnel in cafes and unlicensed restaurants, bars or clubs, restaurants which provide table and/or buffet services, establishments which cater to functions, or baristas in hospitality establishments, or a crew member in a quick service restaurant. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

*Free study for Level 3 may be available for 16 to 24 year olds (Youth Guarantee). Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications. Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.

Information is correct as at 20 January 2023. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.