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Certificate in Hospitality and Event Management (Level 5)

This course is available


Level of Study



16 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


New Zealand School of Food and Wine


The New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management Level 5 is a comprehensive programme in hospitality and event management that will prepare you for supervisor roles and owning your own business. You will learn financial, operational and management skills which are essential for a hospitality business to thrive. We start with an introduction to New Zealand's legal framework and go on to modules on basic accounting and costing.

Hospitality & Event Management

You will gain first-hand experience planning, organising and supervising events at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine events. This includes planning for staff rosters and job description, budgeting and customer service.

Hospitality Management Accounting

Understanding the concept of Profit and Loss are the cornerstone of any hospitality business. You will learn how to read accounts, cost menus, analyse costs and employment budgets.

Computer Skills

You will develop confidence when using a computer in a business environment and study Microsoft Excel to create templates, write reports, create budgets, manage stock control and food and beverage costs.

International Wines

You study WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. This highly-regarded, international qualification is recognised as an important pathway to senior roles in hospitality. You will learn about the important grape varieties and major wine growing regions from around the world.


Graduates will be able to work in FOH positions as event planners, LCQ duty managers and supervisors in restaurants, bars, tourism management, catering businesses, clubs, luxury resorts and hotels, superyachts. NZSFW graduates, because of the highly practical nature of this course, are attractive employees to prospective employers.


New Zealand Diploma in Professional Wine, Level 6
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery, Level 4
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery, Level 5

You can also consider pathways to university bachelor degrees or diplomas.


  • New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality, Level 5
  • Food Safety Unit Standards
  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Entry criteria

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Completed NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Level 4 or NZ Certificate in Cookery (Advanced) or equivalent industry experience
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone
  • IELTS 6 or equivalent for international students (English language pathways available)
  • Valid student visa for international students

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