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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

Study Hospitality at SIT

Study Hospitality at SIT

SIT has a long history of training exceptional chefs, cooks and culinary artists. Whether you are looking for a short course in barista skills, a course to prepare you for cafe and bar work, or you are an aspiring cook or chef, our range of quality hospitality courses will equip you with professional skills to enter this competitive industry.

We offer recognised chef, cookery, and food and beverage programmes designed to give you a thorough grasp of culinary skills as well as the development of creative cooking and bartending techniques. SIT hospitality tutors are highly respected, internationally experienced chefs whose high standards and passion for their craft will ensure you graduate with top-end skills.

Our classrooms and training kitchens are well equipped. Students operate all aspects of the Bungalow Restaurant and the Vault Cafe including serving as wait staff, counter service, bar staff and chefs for several periods during the year. There are opportunities to compete in national culinary arts competitions, and to gain additional City and Guilds international qualifications.

Programmes in Hospitality

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Gore

OCertificate10Hospitality2Gore
OShort Course10Hospitality2Gore

Invercargill

ODiploma10Hospitality1Invercargill
OCertificate10Hospitality1Invercargill
OShort Course10Hospitality1Invercargill
OSTAR10Hospitality1Invercargill

Queenstown

OCertificate10Hospitality7Queenstown
OShort Course10Hospitality7Queenstown
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Hospitality Courses

Click a title below to see more information about that course.

Part time - 3 day course

9am - 2pm

This programme aims to provide a basic understanding of practises that result in safe food handling. It is for all people working, or preparing to work, in a food business.

 

Note: Zero Fees Scheme does not apply to this programme

Course Details

1 year full-time

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets.
  • Plan and monitor workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen.
  • Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles.
  • Manage staff relationships for operational roles.

Course Details

Two years full-time

THIS COURSE IS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY.

The purpose of this qualification is:

  • To provide competent employees for the hospitality sector who are able to work as chefs in senior positions producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen.
  • To provide for those individuals who are employed as chefs in senior positions, a credential that will enhance their employment opportunities in a professional kitchen across the hospitality sector.
  • To establish standards of professional practice for advanced cookery that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

This strand in the qualification will allow graduates to have advanced general cookery skills.

Course Details

Two days

This two day programme covers the unit standards required to gain the Licence Controller Qualification.  It is compulsory to hold this qualification if applying for the General Managers Certificate, and is important for people working or intending to work in a supervisory role in a licenced premises. 

Course Details

41 weeks full-time

Following on from the NZ Certificate in Cookery (Level 3), this Level 4 programme allows the enhancement and further development of students' culinary skills.

SIT's classrooms are well equipped and the tutors are very passionate about their craft. Students operate the Bungalow Restaurant on campus for several periods during the year and are encouraged to enter national culinary arts competitions.

This training will help develop flair and creativity in the culinary arts deemed necessary to gain employment in this exciting and dynamic industry.

On completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4), graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of cold larder dishes, hot kitchen dishes, and patisserie and desserts employing complex preparation and presentation techniques
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety, and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers
  • Monitor and maintain interactions between colleagues, managers, and customers
  • Monitor and maintain the application of standard operating policies and procedures to work roles in a commercial kitchen.

Course Details

17 weeks full time

The NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service focuses on delivering the core skills required for anyone wanting to make a career, or secure seasonal employment, delivering Hospitality services, products and experiences to customers.

Gain the skills you need to become a valued member of a café, restaurant or functions team. You'll learn to prepare food and beverages offered at cafés and functions and develop the professional communication skills to serve customers and deal with any customer service issues. You'll also learn to work safely and to regulations in hospitality environments and when handling food.

SIT's training facilities are well equipped and the tutors are very passionate about their craft. At SIT you will get the advantage of real-world experience as you operate the Vault Cafe and Bungalow Restaurant (alongside Cookery students) for several periods during the year.

Course Details

17 weeks full time

SIT's School of Hospitality offers professional level training for those who aspire to beome chefs within the hospitality industry.

This programme will develop your knowledge and culinary skills and help develop the necessary flair and creativity in the culinary arts to gain employment in this exciting and dynamic industry.

On completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3), graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in industry
  • Follow standard operating procedures to deal with familiar problems in a commercial kitchen
  • Apply health and safety, food safety, and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers
  • Communicate effectively and behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers, and customers.

In addition to this Certificate qualification, each trainee will have the opportunity to gain the internationally recognised City and Guilds International qualifications (additional fee charged).

Course Details

21 hours - course will either be 3 consecutive days or a Tuesday evening and a Wednesday during the day over two weeks

This course gives students an appreciation of coffee. The course provides information on the history and evolution of coffee and espresso technology for today's café society. It is targeted towards those interested in the barista field, plus those currently within the industry who wish to upskill.

Course Details

One day

This programme aims to provide people working in the hospitality industry with education in the art of making and serving coffee.

Course Details

24 weeks full-time

  • To provide learners with relevant skills and work ready attributes to prepare them to enter a range of industries in entry level positions, or progress to further study.
  • To provide new ways for learners to achieve NCEA Level 2 and develop pathways that progress to further study, training and employment.

Course Details

Leading towards: Tourism Hospitality, Certificate in Professional Cookery. Students will need to bring a while crewneck t-shirt, black trousers and leather covered-in shoes, preferably black. No jewellery is to be worn and long hair must be tied back.

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The students will practice their skills in our Bungalow Restaurant and Vault Café, which are the training restaurants on-campus. Students will need to bring a white crew neck t-shirt, black trousers and leather covered in shoes, preferably black. No jewellery is to be worn and long hair must be tied back.

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