These programs are an exciting mix of hospitality training options with a cookery focus, you will have the opportunity to gain real industry experience on your practicum, & many of our students go on to gain employment after studying with us.

The Pathway to a Career in Hospitality is designed for those who are in work, looking for work and school leavers. If you’re just starting out and not sure where your passion lies, check out our Pathway to a Career in Hospitality programme.

These courses can help you prepare for work in the hospitality industry and wider community. You’ll learn great skills for work in the food services industry and beyond. If you’re pretty sure you want to become a chef but need the basic skills, check out our New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality Level 2 programme.

Looking for that something extra, are you ready to study at Level 3?? Then Cookery Level 3 course might be right for you!

If you’re not seeking a full qualification or you require specific unit standards or skills, then we may be able to assist you through our short course programmes or through a tailored package to suit your needs. Contact us today.


Employers consider the following skills make you more employable: a positive attitude, communication skills such as listening and asking questions, being a team player, self management of time and responsibilities, a willingness to learn, problem solving skills and resilience – meaning you can adapt to change and don’t give up. You can learn all these things in our Youth Guarantee course at Workforce Development!


These courses are part time and are a combination of theory and hands-on learning along with workplace practicum. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, collaborative learning environments, one-on-one tuition and strong industry networks. Pathway and career planning is provided for all students.

NZQA Accredited
Workforce Development is an Established Training Provider (25 years)


To apply for these courses you must attend an interview to assess your suitability for the programme. You must be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency and be at least 16 years old unless you have an exemption to leave school. Ready to apply?

“My tutor helps me if I don’t understand something and is really patient.”

Sam recently completed his New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality Level 2 at Workplace Development. Sam has a learning disability and found the tutors to be really supportive. They helped him work at his own pace, encouraged him and let him know that every question was a good one. The tutors were delighted for Sam when he graduated and he had already decided to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Cookery.