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Food Design & Hospitality


Hospitality is the world’s largest industry. From working as a chef or barista to running your own restaurant, café or hotel – hospitality is perfect for those who are going places!

2020 PROGRAMMES

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 1 day per week for 1 year (Central Otago)
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); February (Central)
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

Learn essential food preparation and cookery techniques and gain valuable commercial and kitchen experience in our training restaurant during this hands-on programme.

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February (and July in Central Otago)
  • Apply by 30 November (Dunedin - late applications will be accepted based on availability of places); 15 January or 8 June (Central Otago)

Begin your journey from cook to chef in this programme available at both our Dunedin and Central Otago campuses. Involving lots of hands-on, practical cooking in our training kitchens, and a work experience opportunity, this qualification will expand the skills you have developed in a Level 3 cookery programme.

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

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.

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July
  • Apply by 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

Take your food and beverage skills to the next level. Grow your industry knowledge and expertise and gain practical experience through our training restaurant and work placements.

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.

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.

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.

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