This programme has a specific West Coast flavour, aiming to produce work-ready graduates that can deliver excellent standards of food, beverage and customer service to enhance customer experiences on the West Coast.  Students will gain a range of practical, personal, professional and technical skills that meet the high standards expected by hospitality employers.

The programme offers different learning options for school leavers, job seekers, and people working in industry.  Part-time and full-time options are available. 

  • Level:
    3
  • Credit Value:
    60
  • Awards:
    NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service, with strands in Café Services; and Restaurant Services
  • Location:
    Greymouth
  • Method of Study:
    Full time
  • Holiday Duration:
    2 weeks
  • Teaching Duration:
    18 weeks
  • Total Duration:
    20 weeks
  • Start Date:
    17 July 2017
  • End Date:
    1 December 2017
  • $2,966

    Free fees may apply, refer to www.tpp.ac.nz/freefees

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
    $2,518
  •   Course Cost:
    $238
  •   Student Service Fee:
    $115
  •   NZQA Fee:
    $95
  • International Fee (2017):

    $9,750

Core Elements

Some modules are compulsory, however this programme also offers a range of elective modules to suit students’ specific needs, experience and circumstances.  The full list of modules includes:

  • Health and safety, food safety and security practices        
  • Food contamination and control methods                            
  • Customer service techniques
  • Workplace communication and professional practice
  • Selling skills and product / service knowledge
  • Coffee preparation and presentation
  • Café counter service and table service
  • Restaurant service                                        
  • Food preparation
  • Nutrition in commercial catering
  • Bar service, host responsibility, liquor legislation 
  • Hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks  
  • Beer and wine service
  • Viticulture and wine making
  • Matching beer and wine with food
  • Culinary products and terms
  • Food service styles and menu types

Programme Structure and Workload:

This is a full-time, one semester programme, that includes 11 hours per week of self-directed project work.  All students will take part in workplace learning that may require some evening and / or weekend work.

Part-time and short-term study options are available.

Further Study Paths

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will have the skills to work in any workplace that provides food, beverages, and customer service in cafes, licenced and unlicenced restaurants, bars or clubs.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of three years at secondary school or completion of NCEA Level 1 or equivalent qualification. 
  • Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet General or Academic IELTS 5 with no band score lower than 5 or NZQA-approved equivalent. Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
  • Applications will be accepted from young people who meet Youth Guarantee eligibility criteria.

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