New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

16 July to 16 November 2018

11 February to 21 June 2019

Duration:

17 weeks full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

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.

167  Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision

4646  Demonstrate knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and its implications for licenced premises

6400  Manage first aid in emergency situations

6401  Provide first aid

6402  Provide resuscitation Level 2

16705  Demonstrate knowledge of host responsibility requirements as Duty Manager of licensed premises

BS1  Barista

CS1  Café Service

RS1  Restaurant Service

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 Direct material costs of $1476.63 (GST inclusive).

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to apply and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards when serving customers; communicate effectively when serving customers and behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers and customers and follow standard operating procedures to deal with familiar problems in a hospitality establishment.

Entry into the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service, will be granted to applicants who;

  • are a minimum of 16 years of age, with preferably four years of secondary education; or,
  • if over 20 and not able to satisfy the academic requirement above, be able to demonstrate interest in the industry and the potential to succeed;
  • have competence in English and can demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course in which they enrol;

All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in hospitality, for example, in the preparation and service of food and beverages in a café and bar environment and academic attributes (for example, write grammatically correct and suitably structured paragraphs, understand and summarise written text and present information orally) which demonstrate that applicants have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme.

All enrolments in the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service are approved at the discretion of the programme manager in consultation with the head of faculty and teaching staff, as required.

English Language Requirements:
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS Test – Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5.
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE).
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 35 (with a writing score of 20).
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 3 with academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English – PToE (Academic) score of 36.
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B1 Communicator with a score of 43.

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years. 

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification “New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3)”, they must have:

  • Completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments
  • Successfully completed assessment requirements for all unit standards and/or local units, and achieved a total of 60 credits.

(Please note: students failing to engage for 80% of timetabled programme hours will forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.)

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm at SIT's Invercargill campus.

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