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Hospitality Courses


Our Hospitality programmes include Level Four, Five and Six qualifications, covering both a wide range of practical skills which will enable you to work in a range of frontline roles, progressing to essential skills required for supervisory or management roles.

Certificate in Food & Beverage, Barista, Wine & Spirits, Level 4

  • Full Time
  • 16 Weeks
  • 10 February 2020
  • NZQA Credits

Learn to be a skilled barista and bartender, understand the dynamic world of restaurants and cafés, learn how to taste and recommend wine pairs and make impressive cocktails, gain skills to work on superyachts or cruise ships and set sail on your international adventure.

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Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management, Level 5

  • Full Time
  • 16 Weeks
  • 8 June 2020
  • NZQA Credits

This comprehensive programme will prepare you for leadership 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, how to cost out and budget menus and wine and beverage lists. You will develop a keen understanding of hospitality business costs.

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New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6

  • Full Time
  • 36 Weeks
  • 19 October 2020
  • NZQA Credits

Diploma Graduates can demonstrate a detailed understanding of accounting, budgeting and financial management. Practicum work-based assessments enable learners to develop a range of skills specific to the business environment. These include development of training and mentoring templates for junior staff, design and execution of social media event and marketing campaigns, analysis of business costs, risks and future business development strategies.

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Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management, Level 6 (2 years)

  • Full Time
  • Two years
  • 10 Feb 2020
  • NZQA Credits

Start learning key practical skills from barista to bartender; move on to develop your wine knowledge and spirit, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, hands-on events coordinator roles, customer service and in your second year focus on business management skills from management accounting, people, culture, tourism management and entrepreneurship. Lots of practical experience to refine and develop your knowledge and experience.

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Study with a leader in Hospitality

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995. In 2012, a new campus was established in the heart of downtown Auckland when NZSFW relocated to Auckland following the Christchurch earthquakes. NZSFW offers fully-equipped modern demonstration and practical kitchens, dining room, cocktail bar, wine tasting and barista training rooms, seminar and reception area.

  • Top international tutors
  • NZQA Category One Rating
  • Strong industry network
  • Convenient inner-city location
  • Global graduates
  • Passionate team
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Study Fees Free

All full time NZQA Approved courses are eligible for Fees Free funding. If you’re a New Zealander or are ordinarily resident in New Zealand and were at school in 2017, 2018 or 2019 (other than as an adult student), you may qualify for the equivalent of one years’ fees-free provider-based study or two years’ industry training in 2019.

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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant multicultural city beside the sea, sprawled between two harbours and two oceans - the Tasman and the Pacific. It offers the best of both worlds - all the buzz, entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities of a big city, as well as an outdoor lifestyle with numerous sporting and leisure activities.

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Our friendly team are available from 8am - 5pm NZT to answer any queries you may have.

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Celia Hay

Celia Hay's great love of delicious food, fine wine and the art of hospitality led her to establish Hay's Restaurant in 1994 and the New Zealand School of Food and Wine in 1995 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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