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Star Courses

Crown offers Gateway programmes for students interested in Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Business, as well as short courses in hospitality and travel, both during the school holidays and during term time. Have a look and see what is right for you!

star courses during the school holidays

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) courses are designed for secondary students who want to learn a new skill that will help find a job or vocational pathway. These courses are run during the school holidays and are taught at our campus on Anzac Ave in the city. Contact your school careers department if you are interested in joining us, or you can contact shortcourse@crown.ac.nz

17288

Level

03

Credits

05

star BARISTA

The Crown STAR Barista courses will teach you the theory and practical skills to make espresso coffee. Topics include espresso machines and how they work, espresso extractions and grind settings, milk texturing and coffee recipes. This course is mostly practical, you will need to show that you can prepare 6 different coffees and sit a short theory test to gain this qualification. We also will visit eighthirty coffee roasters to understand how the roasting process works.

2020 course dates

6 — 8 Jul 2020

Fully booked

9 — 13 Jul 2020

excl. weekend

14 — 16 Jul 2020

28 — 30 sept 2020

1 — 5 oct 2020

excl. weekend

6 — 8 oct 2020

23755

Level

03

Credits

03

FLIGHT ATTENDING

This short course is a great introduction to one of the most dynamic careers in the world! You will spend two days learning about the roles and the responsibilities of the job, taught by a former flight attendant. Safety demonstrations, boarding announcements, food and drink service, first aid and security are all covered in this fun course.

2020 course dates

6 – 7 Jul 2020

13 — 14 jul 2020

28 — 29 sept 2020

5 — 6 oct 2020

3727

Level

03

Credits

05

DESTINATION PACIFIC ISLANDS

The Pacific Islands are the perfect place to visit when you need a getaway. Whether you want to go snorkelling in the lagoons of the Cook Islands or relax in a hammock in Fiji, the Pacific Islands have something for everyone! This three day course will see you become an expert in Pacific Island destinations. You will be able to give customers information about three beautiful islands and become certified with Tahiti Tiare Certificate issued by Tahiti Tourism in addition to the NCEA credits.

2020 course dates

8 – 10 Jul 2020

15 – 17 Jul 2020

30 sept - 2 oct 2020

7 — 9 oct 2020

star courses during the term time

Crown also runs short courses in Hospitality during term time, either at your school or at Crown’s campus in the city. In addition to these standards, we are consented to assess many additional unit standards in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism. Contact us to discuss how we can help at shortcourse@crown.ac.nz

17288

Level

03

Credits

05

BARISTA

Looking for a new skills for a job or extra credits for NCEA? Crown Short courses in barista will teach you everything that you need to know to make espresso coffee. Topics include how espresso machines work, espresso extractions and grind settings, milk texturing and coffee recipes. This course is mostly practical, you will need to show that you can prepare 6 different coffees and sit a short theory test to gain this qualification. We also will visit eighthirty coffee roasters to understand how the roasting process works (for courses held at our city campus).

17288

17284

Level

03

Credits

08

Extended Barista

Extended barista includes two unit standards that will teach you not only how to make coffee but also information on coffee growing and production around the world and the different flavours associated with each type of coffee, and how roasting unlocks the potential of the beans. Topics such as organic and fair trade certification are also covered in this comprehensive course on one of the world’s most popular drinks! We also will visit eighthirty coffee roasters to understand how the roasting process works (for courses held at our city campus).

167

168

Level

02

Level

03

Credits

04

Credits

04

Food Saftey

Ever had food poisoning? Then you will understand why food safety is absolutely essential to any hospitality business. Contaminated food can cause severe illness and in extreme cases, death. We learn what causes food poisoning, how to prevent it and the critical times we need to take extra care when preparing food. These skills are applicable to both work and your own personal life, and enable you to decrease your risk of getting food poisoning in the future. We will also prepare a shared lunch where you get to put into practice the skills you’ve just learnt!

14425

Level

02

Credits

05

Mocktails / Bartending

Learn the basics of drink preparation in this highly practical short course. Discover the difference a slice of lime can make, and why we never add the bitters first! We will learn about drinks, service, how to setup a bar and how to make your own mocktails!