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The Nelson Training Centre is a provider of training to the hospitality industry.  We offer free training courses to those who meet the entry requirements and we offer a pathway to hospitality based employment opportunities.

For 30 years Nelson Training Centre has been training hospitality students for local industry at a foundation level of skills and proficiency.  We are an NZQA Category 1 accredited provider and ITO Service IQ approval.

The Tertiary Education Commission funds free training for 16 to 19 year olds.

Our courses run from January to December.

We have a roll-in, roll-out policy so students can enrol at any time throughout the year.

Our onsite Back Alley Cafe is open to the public every Thursday of the school term.  This gives our students the experience of real life daily skills required by the industry.

Our free Friday luncheons for invited guests is another opportunity for refining food preparation and customer service skills.  We have had the good fortune to serve many voluntary groups and community organisations at our cafe.


Crisps Lane
138 Hardy Street

Postal Address:
PO Box 355


(03) 546 7636

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Back Alley Cafe:
Thursday - 11.30pm to 1.30pm
During School Term

Nelson Training Centre

Nelson Training Centre, Nelson, New Zealand

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