Hospitality (Level 2)

If you like food and working with people, consider a career in hospitality!

Location: Cromwell

Delivery: One day a week for the school year.





What will I do?

> Work in a commercial kitchen

> Prepare and cook food using a variety of methods

> Learn knife-handling skills

> Learn health and safety requirements

> Learn effective customer service and communication techniques

> Prepare great café-style espresso coffee.


What could I do next?

Undertake further study at Otago Polytechnic, specialising in one of the following areas:

> Study the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

> Study the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

> Study the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (Cookery)


Unit standards covered in this course


Unit Standard Hospitality (Level 2) Credits Level Version
167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision 4 2 8
24526 Apply safe working practices in a commercial kitchen (Level 2) 4 2 4
13271 Cook food items by frying 2 2 5
13272 Cook food items by baking 2 2 5
13273 Cook food items by boiling 2 2 5
13274 Cook food items by poaching 2 2 5
13275 Cook food items by steaming 2 2 5
13276 Cook food items by grilling 2 2 5
13280 Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts 2 2 5
13281 Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service 2 2 6
13283 Prepare and present salads for service 2 2 5
13284 Clean food production areas and equipment 2 2 5
13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 2 2 5
17284 Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and production 3 3 6
17288 Prepare and present espresso beverages for service 5 3 7
9677 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective 3 2 9
377 Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces 2 2 8
  Total 43    

We are doing our best to ensure that this information is accurate. However, there may be some content changes to our programmes, and all our programmes will run subject to demand and capacity.

I’m keen! What do I do now?

Go and have a talk to your School’s Career advisor and mention this course with Otago Polytechic.

They will be able to take you through the application process or help with any further questions.

For more information about OSTC, visit


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.