Bar and Restaurant Service
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4)
This programme provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills to be an effective front-of-house professional in the food and beverage sector.
From day one, students will be welcomed into our student-run training restaurant, Windows, and the purpose-built barista workshop. Students will work up to serving and making coffee for paying public guests, with guidance, support and training from our tutors.
Students will learn how to effectively communicate with customers, serve food and drinks in a professional way, apply health and safety, food safety and security practices to their work, and learn about standard operating procedures in the hospitality industry.
View programme modules
|Module code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
| REST401||Restaurant Operational Controls and Practices||4||15|
REST402||Applied Communications and Customer Service Strategies for Restaurant Professionals||4||15|||
| REST403||Applied Advanced Food Services Practices||4||15|||
|REST404||Applied Advanced Beverage Services Practices||4||15|||
Frequently asked questions
Undergraduate, semester, pathway, module, and cross-disciplinary - what do these words mean?
Graduates may be employed as food servers in a broad range of food and beverage service outlets.
This programme leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Advanced) (Level 5).
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
- Completed New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (Level 3)
- Or an equivalent qualification.
Based on your work experience (on the job)
If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
An interview process will be available on application to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
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Paying for your study
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