Restaurant and Barista Services
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3)
This programme provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills to be an effective front-of-house professional in the food and beverage sector.
Students will learn in a practical and hands-on setting at our training restaurant Windows. Students will be guided by industry professional tutors. Our tutors will teach students 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 provide knowledge of standard operating procedures in the hospitality industry.
In this programme, students will also gain the skills and understanding required to be a professional barista in the hospitality industry, with hands on training in our purpose-built barista workshop.
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Career/further opportunitiesGraduates may be employed in restaurants that provide table and buffet services, or as a barista in a hospitality establishment.
This programme is open to anyone who wants to study. You don't need any previous study or work experience to apply.
a) Applicants are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.
b) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
What you will need
Restaurant uniform (this must be purchased before the second week of the course)
To be purchased from Direct Group Uniforms.
- Two Kingswood long Sleeve Shirts (black)
- Two poly-cotton aprons (black) with pocket
- One black tie
- One Detroit pant (Black)
To be purchased elsewhere (or, if you may already have these, please bring them in to see if they are suitable)
- Dress trousers
- Black shoes: covered toes, low heel, formal type
You may be eligible to receive course-related costs through StudyLink.
How to find your way around
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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.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Paying for your study
- Throughout the duration of this course, you will have to do a night shift in the Windows Restaurant on Thursday nights, finishing approximately 10.30pm.
- This course is designed for front of house training, not cookery.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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