Enrol at Crown, gain vocational skills and learn how to drive at Alert Driving School

 Driving is an important skill, having a valid driver license will dramatically improve your employability and opens the door to more opportunities. Starting from the 3 May 2021 intake, students at Crown are eligible to receive 5x 60-min driving lessons delivered by Alert Driving School. In order to be eligible, you must have good attendance during the first 10 weeks of your course. Under your tutor’s recommendation, you will receive a booking voucher, which you can use to book your lessons by quoting the voucher number. Alert Driving School can pick and drop you off anywhere in Auckland.

Special thanks to Alert Driving School for their generous support, without which this would not have been possible.


Study and Work is a service Crown offers to students who pass their first term of study and achieve at least 80% attendance. 

You will learn useful skills that are needed by companies who will hire you after you graduate, get to work and earn money during your course. Study and Work has been designed with the help of employers, recruitment agents, high school teachers and careers advisors.

Free professional training in employment skills and customer service from Function Staff, our Study and Work partners.

Paid part-time employment with Function Staff during your course. Free one-on-one CV preparation, career advice and interview skills with Crown’s employment team. · A CV reference will be provided to you at the end of your course.

*Level 5 Diploma students: Please note that this programme does not count towards your required internship hours. Level 3 and 4 Certificate students: This experience can be used as part of your Real World Experience (RWE) Hours. Contact us to find out more.

dress for

Crown runs a ‘Dress for Success’ Competition twice a year which is open to all students. The competition involves classroom activities where we learn about and discuss what is acceptable and not in the workplace, and where to get the best bargains when you’re shopping on a budget.

The next day, each team is given a fixed amount of money and let loose in the city to find the best outfit for their team.

Each team nominates a model who will demonstrate their outfit, to be judged by a panel of tutors. The winning team will get vouchers for food or movies.This competition allows students to get a clear idea of what is appropriate work attire and how to shop on a budget, helping you prepare for the workforce!

cv & interview


  • Class based CV writing activities, where you will learn how to write your C.V and get experienced industry professionals to review your work.
  • Interview workshops, where you learn common interview questions, how to answer them and what the questions mean.