Ringa Hora has been working on a project to reform the way competence of culinary practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand is recognised and assessed. We have built:
We plan for people to do their learning and be recognised for their skills in a very wide variety of environments, from food carts to marae wharekai, hotels and restaurants, to artisan cafes.
Please give us feedback (positive or negative) by Friday 6th October 2023.
The hospitality sector, which is part of the services industry, covers a broad range of fields. This includes food, drink, event planning, and accommodation. Bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and motels are all part of the hospitality industry.
Find a Hospitality qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2) (40 credits) Ref: 2108 Due review 2026
New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 3) (60 credits) Ref: 4366 Due review 2026
New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Accommodation, Food and Beverage Service, Catering Services, and Quick Service Restaurant Services (60 credits) Ref: 2109 Due review 2026
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) (120 credits) Ref: 2539 Due review 2026
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) (120 credits) Ref: 2540 Due review 2026
Find a Hospitality standard
Search for hospitality unit standards here:
Accommodation Services Due review 2027
Catering Services Due review 2027
Cookery Due review 2026
Food and Beverage Service Due review 2026
Food Safety Due review 2026
Guest Services Due review 2027
Hospitality – Foundation Skills Due review 2026
Hospitality – Gambling All standards expired
Hospitality – Generic Due review 2027
Hospitality – Specific Skills Due review 2027
Hospitality Management Due review 2027
There are no current qualification reviews.
There are no current unit standard reviews.
2022 Review of unit standards in Hospitality
Here are links to the change reports on the NZQA website:
Hospitality – Specific Skills
Hospitality – Generic
2023 Rollover and Revision of Food Safety unit standards
Here is the link to the change report on the NZQA website.
Ringa Hora provides hotels and other accommodation services a whole suite of job-based qualifications to give the talented people working for you the professional skills they need to do a great job in the key roles: from hotel porters, receptionists, housekeepers, restaurant waiters and maître d’s to department supervisors and operations managers.
Find an Accommodation qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Accommodation (Level 3) with strands in Housekeeping, Portering and Reception (40 credits) Ref: 2103 Due review 2026.
New Zealand Certificate in Hotel Reception (Level 4) (60 credits) Ref: 2111 Due review 2025.
Find an Accommodation standard
Search for accommodation unit standards here:
2022 Review of 15 unit standards in Accommodation Services
Ringa Hora develops and provides a wide range of qualifications for the cookery sector covering the gamut of cuisine standards and classics.
Find a Cookery qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) (60 credits) Ref: 2100 Due review 2026
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (120 credits) Ref: 2101 Due review 2026
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery and Patisserie (120 credits) Ref: 2102 Due review 2026
Find a Cookery standard
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We at Ringa Hora offer credentialed recognition of professional skills and know-how for people catering to all kinds of customers with different tastes and dietary needs, in all kinds of places: airlines, sporting events, public and private celebrations, children’s parties, hospitals and care homes to name just a few.
Find a Catering Services qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Catering Services (Level 3) (40 credits) Ref: 2106 Due review 2024
New Zealand Certificate in Catering Services (Level 4) (80 credits) Ref: 2107 Due review 2024
Find a Catering Services Unit Standard
Search for Catering services unit standards here:
2022 Review of 15 unit standards in Catering Services
Here is the to the change report on the NZQA website.
Ringa Hora develops and manages on behalf of the food and beverage sector qualifications that recognise and credentialise the skills of helps you do just that by giving your talented people who run the show and impress customers. Ringa Hora provides qualifications to recognise and build the skills for many different roles, including general manager, duty manager, owner/operator, food and beverage manager, restaurant manager, counter and service staff and barista, plus many of the roles involved in running a kitchen.
Find a Food & Beverage and Quick Service Restaurant qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with strands in Café Services, Bar Services, Restaurant Services, Buffet Services, Functions Services, Barista, and Quick Service Restaurants Services (40 credits) Ref: 2104 Due review 2026
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) with strands in Restaurant Services, and Quick Service Restaurants Services (60 credits) Ref: 2105 Due review 2026
New Zealand Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Level 5) (60 credits) Ref: 4285 Due review 2025
New Zealand Diploma in Professional Wine Management (Sommelier) (Level 6) (120 credits) Ref: 4286 Due review 2025
Find a Food and Beverage or Quick Service Restaurants standard
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Ringa Hora work with industry, employers, professional groups, and other stakeholders to develop qualifications that are fit for purpose. If you wish to be involved in any of the current or upcoming reviews, provide feedback, or have any questions, please email [email protected]