Hospitality

Study Hospitality at Otago Polytechnic and learn everything from the basics in table service, to food preparation, mixology, bar and barista services or hospitality management. 

The hands of a chef garnishing a dessert with blue flowers

A friendly, customer-focused attitude is a great starting point and the transferable skills you will gain by studying hospitality at Otago Polytechnic could see you getting a job in a wide range of places, both here and overseas.  

By studying with us, you’ll gain real work experience in our training restaurant and café, offering meals and special events to members of the public. If you want to step up a level, hospitality always needs capable managers, supervisors and team leaders.  

Hospitality qualifications

Food & Hospitality

Gain the essential skills needed for working in the bar and café sector of the hospitality industry. Our on-site cafe and restaurant training facilities will enable you to gain important hands-on experience which you can then put into practice during an industry work experience placement.

Duration

17 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Entry-level roles

Food & Hospitality

This programme will take your food and beverage skills to the next level, from café to restaurant services. Our on-site cafe and restaurant training facilities will enable you to gain important hands-on experience which you can then put into practice during an industry work experience placement.

Duration

17 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Bar staff, Barista, Restaurant wait staff

Food & Hospitality

This programme will enable you to gain the skills and attributes you need to tackle junior/trainee, supervisor or team leader roles across a range of hospitality sectors such as restaurants, bars, cafes, accommodation/hotels or catering.

Duration

32 Weeks Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Cafe manager, Hotel Manager, Restaurant Manager

Thomas White

Thomas White

After finishing his studies, Thomas opened a vegan burger venture in Dunedin, Burger Plant.

Short courses in Hospitality

Short courses in Hospitality

If you’re looking to upskill in hospitality or simply want to learn the basics, we have a range...

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.