Want to be a barista? You will learn how to make great coffee right here, and start your career in New Zealand’s massively growing hospitality industry. In small, fun classes you learn the skills of commercial food and beverage preparation and service with a focus on café and barista operations.
Practical learning makes up 70% of this course, which we continue to update in line with industry needs. In real-life campus events you team up with other hospitality students to serve guests while you learn about food storage and handling, health and safety and talking with customers.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Barista) (Cafe Services) (Level 3)
|Locations||Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Whakatāne|
|Next intake||Feb 2019 View more details|
19 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$2,959 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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- Service staff within the food and beverage sector
Topics you'll cover
- Safety Practices in Food and Beverage Service
- Communication and Work Practices for Food and Beverage Service
- Food and Beverage Preparation
- Café Culture and Service
- The Art of Coffee and Barista Service
|Indicative Fees||$2,959 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
Professional front of house uniform and shoes - approx. $250
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
Limitations may be imposed on student numbers for this course due to health and safety factors, and space constraints which restrict the number of students who can be accommodated in the commercial kitchens, café/restaurant and barista facilities.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 25 February 2019|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||Monday, 25 February 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 25 February 2019|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||Monday, 25 February 2019|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||Monday, 25 February 2019|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 22 July 2019|
- 19 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)