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Certificate in Food and Beverage, Barista, Wine and Spirits (Level 4)

This course is available


Level of Study



16 weeks

Next start date

Expected Sep 2023


New Zealand School of Food and Wine


The New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage, Barista, Wine & Spirits will develop practical skills with our introduction to hospitality programme to enhance your career opportunities, learn about the world of wine and spirits and build pathways to more senior restaurant and hospitality roles. You can start your hospitality and event management career in this fast growing sector of the tourism and hospitality world.


Barista, Restaurant & Cafe service, LCQ

New Zealand and International Wines

Bartending, Cocktails & Mixology

Accommodation, Super yachts & Cruise Ships

Event Management

Work Placement

During the programme, you will have two weeks work placement to gain hand-on experience in some of Auckland’s premier cafés and restaurants. During this time you will gain real-life insights into working as a junior Front of House (FOH) staff member in a restaurant and cafe. Many students are offered part time work at these businesses following their work experience module.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work as junior FOH, waiters and supervisors in cafés, restaurants, catering businesses, bars, clubs, luxury resorts and hotels, superyachts. NZSFW graduates, because of the highly practical nature of this course, are attractive to prospective employers.

Pathways to Further Study

  • Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management, Level 5
  • Certificate in Professional Wine, Sommelier
  • Certificate in Cookery, Foundation

Qualifications Gained

  • New Zealand Certificate in Food & Beverage Level 4
  • NZSFW Certificate in Wine
  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
  • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
  • Licence Controller Qualification
  • Food Safety Unit Standards

Entry criteria

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Attend an interview in person or by telephone
  • Upper intermediate level of English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students (English language pathways available)
  • Valid student visa for international students

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