Otago Polytechnic

Barista skills short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts Thursday 29 August and Thursday 5 September
  • Apply anytime

Want to gain recognition of your barista skills? This two day course (held on two Thursdays) offers you the chance to gain a comprehensive knowledge of barista skills.

Coffee-making short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts - please enquire
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn the art of coffee-making? This one day course will teach you how to make a great cup of coffee!

Food Safety: Unit 167

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • One day per unit
  • Starts Dunedin - 17 October 2019; Central Otago - 12 September 2019
  • Apply anytime

Working with food? This unit standard is a legal requirement in some workplaces and is recommended for ALL people working, or preparing to work, in a food business. This course is also run as a STAR course for secondary school students.

Patisserie short course

  • Central Otago
  • Five weeks (Thursdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm)
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2020
  • Apply anytime

Have a passion for pastry? Learn the art of simple French pastries

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Dunedin)

  • Dunedin
  • Two days (9.00am-3.00pm)
  • Starts 3 and 10 September, 27-28 November
  • Apply anytime

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a supervisory position in a licensed premise, and intend to apply for their Manager’s Certificate.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Central Otago)

  • Central Otago
  • One day (8.30am-5.00pm)
  • Starts 21 August 2019
  • Apply ten days before each start date

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a Duty Manager position in a licensed premise and intend to apply for their Manager’s Certificate.

STAR - Espresso Coffee/Coffee Origin and Production

  • Central Otago
  • Two days
  • Starts - please enquire
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Develop a knowledge of espresso coffee equipment and recipes, and learn about coffee origin and production. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 - 13.

STAR - Barista skills Level 2

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 2
  • Starts 30 September
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want to make the perfect coffee? Then look no further than this introductory coffee course. You'll learn to use commercial espresso equipment and explore basic hot and cold café-style beverages. This course is available to high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Barista skills Level 3

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 3
  • Starts 2 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want to perfect your coffee-making skills? You'll learn about the origin and production of coffee and explore a range of espresso-style beverages. You'll also understand the common issues that arise when making these beverages. This course is available to high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Food Safety: Unit 167

  • Dunedin
  • One day
  • Level 2
  • Starts 4 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Working with food? Learn about safe food practices and the legislation of food safety. This unit standard is a legal requirement in some workplaces and is recommended for ALL people working, or preparing to work in a food business. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Bartender's course

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level Level 1 and Level 3 units
  • Starts 7 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Learn how to make great mocktails for a commercial bar environment, and develop your understanding of a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic products used on licenced premises.This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Customer Service

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 2
  • Starts 9 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want the skills to provide excellent customer service? Learn how to communicate effectively with customers and present yourself to a professional standard within a restaurant setting. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Table Service

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 2
  • Starts 11 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want to learn the art of great table service? Learn how to prepare dining and services areas, serve customers at the table and present yourself to a professional standard within a restaurant setting. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

OSTC Cookery (Level 3)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you creative? Do you enjoy preparing and serving food? Cookery could be just the career you’re looking for! You’ll gain the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3).

OSTC Hospitality (Level 2)

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie and you like working with people, then Hospitality would be a great industry for you. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2).