Level 4

Specialise in restaurant service

Study hospitality

Learn advanced restaurant and beverage service skills so you can provide customers with great hospitality experiences.
Overview

Programme highlights

People spend millions every year at cafés, restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses.

This demand leads to job opportunities for skilled hospitality workers.

You will learn skills in cocktail making, advanced beverage service, leadership, and supervision in a restaurant environment. You will also complete the unit standards needed for your Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ).

Study full-time. Or, if you're already working in the industry, you may be able to study part-time and continue working.

Prior to enrolling it is recommended you complete New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with strands in Café Service and Function Services.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

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Programme structure

Programme structure

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

453.414 Casual food service (15 credits)

Develop the skills to become competent employees for the food and beverage sector who are able to work as food servers with advanced skills in the restaurant sector.

453.415 Fine dining (15 credits)

Develop the knowledge of technical aspects of food service and the roles and responsibilities of the server.

453.416 The bar (15 credits)

Learn about the service, sale and supply of beverages in the hospitality industry. This course includes the content of the Licenced Controller Qualification (LCQ) and on successful completion, learners may be able to apply for a managers certificate.

453.417 Café beverages (15 credits)

This course covers the operational aspects of beverage service including service etiquette, safety of stock and equipment and basic stock control.

Careers and pathways

Career opportunities

Intermediate level positions (such as a barista and barperson) in high-end restaurants, cafes, bars, functions and events. 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.

Information is correct as at 3 November 2022. 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.