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NZ Certificate in Hospitality Level 3

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
25 weeks
Start date: Expected October-2022
Manukau Campus
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Bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels – the hospitality industry is fun, fast-paced and full of career options. Get in on the action with Level 3 Hospitality. It’s practical, fun, and you’ll learn real hospitality skills in our onsite café, bar and barista training areas. You’ll gain experience doing functions and events and earn a great qualification. We’ll even help you find a job!

What will I learn?

Gain the food and beverage service skills you need to work confidently as a barista or service staff member in cafes, bars and restaurants.

You will cover:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Food safety
  • Customer service and cash handling
  • Barista production and service
  • Alcoholic beverage production and service
  • Basic food preparation
  • Table and counter service

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Level 3 with strands in Café Services, Bar Services and Barista Services
  • NCEA Level 3

Where will this take me?

With this qualification you’ll be in hot demand for barista and hospitality service roles. Better still, stay on for Ignite’s Hospitality Level 4 programme to strengthen your skills and spark up your career. Either way you’ll stand out from the crowd by having trained at Ignite Colleges!

Employment opportunities

While many hospitality professionals start their careers in restaurants, cafes and bars, there are plenty of other workplace options to consider:

  • motels
  • luxury hotels
  • catering and event management companies
  • cruise ships and superyachts
  • wine and tourism businesses
  • airlines
  • nightclubs and concert venues
  • franchises
  • resorts
  • sports clubs
  • or start your own business!

Entry criteria

If you’re 16 years or older and want to work in cafes, restaurants and bars, this is the qualification for you.


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