New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Restaurant Services) Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Restaurant Services)-Level 4

Programme Introduction

The aim of this programme is to:

  • To prepare graduates with advanced knowledge, skills and understanding of food and beverage service and provide competent employees who are able to work as food servers in the restaurant services secto
  • To provide for those individuals who are employed as food servers a qualification that will enhance their employment opportunities across a range of restaurant service establishments.
  • To implement established standards of professional practice for advanced food and beverage service that can provide customers with confidence in a range of restaurant service environments


Students will study the following modules over the 18-week duration of the programme:

Module 202: Safety at Work

  • Module 203: Food Safety
  • Module 204: Customer Service
  • Module 207: Menu Knowledge and Design
  • Module 208: Hot Beverage Product Knowledge
  • Module 209: Beverage Product Knowledge
  • Module 210: Food and Beverage Service
  • Module 211: Handling Payments


On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have met all the graduate profile outcomes of the qualification.

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards when serving customers.
  • Monitor and maintain interactions between colleagues, managers and customers to provide efficient customer service.
  • Monitor and maintain the application of standard operating policies and procedures to work roles in a hospitality establishment.

Restaurant Services strand:

  • Monitor and maintain food and beverage service operations.
  • Monitor and maintain legislative compliance requirements for a hospitality establishment.

Start dates

Auckland  30th January 2024
Auckland  15th April 2024
Auckland  1stJuly 2024
Auckland  16th September 2024
Auckland  25th November 2024

Enrolment Info:

Duration: 20 weeks ( including 2 weeks term break )


Entry requirement

  • Applicants must be 18 years and over, due to alcohol requirements
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be considered for candidates with good industry background to credit compulsory standards for entry to the programme. All RPL candidates are required to submit relevant proof of industry experience English Language Entry

English Language Entry

For whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score (General or Academic) of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or an equivalent NZQA approved English language test.