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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) - Te Pukenga
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New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3)

This course is available


Level of Study



19 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology


Kick-start your career in Hospitality with real-world learning.

It’s time to get your hands on all the equipment that makes this industry fun, whether you’re behind the bar shaking up a mocktail, building your barista skills or learning confidence in customer service, you’ll walk out of this programme feeling like you’re on the right track!

Start positioning yourself in the industry

Throughout the year you will get some great opportunities to support events and you will be encouraged to get out and get some work experience too.

Not only will your work-experience open you up to the Nelson network of establishments, but may give you the opportunity for a job over the summer months.

Graduates of this programme will be able to use their barista and table service skills in licensed and unlicensed food and beverage outlets.

Learn and Earn

NMIT's Hospitality and Tourism programmes are created with the intention to support our local industry.

This means not only are your classes timed to allow you to get some work experience, but also allow you the peak industry hours to work.

Entry criteria

Open Entry, if the delegated authority at the campus/site is satisfied that the applicant has the capability to complete the requirements of the programme.

English language requirements:

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14). PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36; Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill. OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests. NZCEL - Level 3 (General). Language Cert - B1 Achiever International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.

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