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Certificate in Hospitality & Event Management, Level 5

  • Full Time
  • 16 Weeks
  • May 2021
  • NZ$4,075*
  • NZQA Credits

This qualification will prepare you for hospitality management roles and owning your own hospitality and tourism business. You will learn hospitality and event management skills starting with an introduction to New Zealand's business legal framework, basic accounting, costing, budgets, employment legislation with many practical task and applications.


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. 

WSET Level 2 - International Wines

You study WSET Award in Wines Level 2. 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. 


During the programme, you will have three weeks work placement to enable you to gain more practical hands-on experience in leading Auckland restaurants and hotels.  Many students are offered part time work at these businesses following their work experience module.


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 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.


  • May 2021
    Contact us for specific programme dates


  • Monday - Thursday
  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Work placement: 120 hours 

Page Updated: 20 Sep 2020

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