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Thinking about working in hospitality? Here are some of the benefits!

How would it feel to work in a dynamic environment with exceptional, like-minded people? It would feel rewarding and exciting!

The hospitality industry offers many job opportunities, from local cafes and backpacker hostels right through to luxury hotels in major cities. Hospitality is one of the largest job providers in the world!

There are two areas of hospitality you could get into: food & beverage service and hotel service. Food & beverage service jobs include bartending, maître d’, waiter/waitress, cruise ships/super yachts positions or gourmet deli service. Hotel service jobs include hotel receptionist, concierge, porter and so on.

So, if you have an interest in working in this sector, then it’s best to gain the right qualifications and skills to get into a job that is perfect for you.

At Crown, we have two certificates you can choose from, depending on your interests. The Crown Certificate in International Hospitality (Food and Beverage Service) or the Crown Certificate in International Hospitality (Hotel Services and Reception Operations).

These are both one-year programmes and each gives you all the necessary skills and qualifications you need to land your dream job. Our courses will have you work-ready and in demand!

There are many benefits to working in hospitality. Here are just a few:

  • Learn skills which will help you make money anywhere in the world!
  • The majority of the skills you learn are transferable to many other industries and can take you anywhere.
  • Our certificates are also internationally recognised, so this gives you extra credentials for your CV.
  • Diverse job range: numerous jobs are available in the hotel and food and beverage sectors. With the right attitude and skills, there are many opportunities to be taken.


Crown’s preferred partners are:

  • Sky City
  • Showcase Hospitality
  • Accor
  • Function Staff
  • The Langham
  • Crown Plaza
  • Air New Zealand
  • Qantas
  • H.S.I
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Didn’t gain University Entrance? What are your options?

NCEA results are out now. We hope you did as well as you expected and gained entrance in your chosen course.

Some of you may have not achieved University Entrance and this is OK! You still have many different options up your sleeve to get you to your career goals.

Crown may be able to help you reach your goals. We have three stepping-stones, which can take you to where you want to be.

Diploma into a Degree

Wanted to get into university? Didn’t achieve the entry requirements?

At Crown, if you have the right qualifications, you can study one semester of the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) and gain entrance into a degree programme at your chosen university. If you complete the diplom at Crown, depending on your grades, you may even be able to gain one or two semesters of cross credit at university.

Certificate into a Diploma

If you are looking at getting into a management role in the Travel or Hospitality sector, you can start off studying a certificate and gain some practical and theoretical knowledge in your chosen industry.

Once you have gained all the necessary knowledge, you can step into one of our management diplomas. You can gain a certificate and diploma in Travel and Tourism in only two years or in Hospitality in two and a half years!

Certificate into a job

Want to start working in the industry as soon as possible? You can study a one-year certificate at Crown and, with the right work experience and attitude, step into a job in your chosen industry.

We have a dedicated Careers Advisor who works with you one-on-one to coach you into getting into your dream role.

We have many different options at Crown so why not come in and see what we can do for you?

Phone the Crown team on 0800 357 316 or email

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Go, Go Graduates 2012!


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Graduates 2012

Well-deserved congratulations to our 2012 graduates!

The term ‘congratulations’ is used a lot these days. The sentiment, however, is very fitting for this occasion. On Friday 14 December with over 200 people in attendance, we held our largest ever graduation ceremony, which included graduates from our Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Business schools. Thank you to the proud parents, family members and friends of our graduates who showed up to acknowledge the hard work and dedication shown by our students in 2012.

After a fantastic slide show of photographs of the year, our Academic Director, Terry Swanson, opened the night with a speech on how well our students have done this year. Whether going on to higher study or entering the workforce, our students will leave with the required skills and knowledge and the belief that there are great things to come.

While handing out certificates, a friendly competition began between the tutors as to who had the best class. There was one shared message though: the staff are proud of the achievements and effort put in by all of our finishing students. Whether shown by applause or by the placing of lei/ula and ula-lole on graduates and tutors, the sense of accomplishment and pride was evident in all who attended.

Our guest speaker, Henare O’Brien, ensured we ended the night on a high. With some humour and participation thrown in, he instilled the message that this is only the beginning for our graduates. With a bit of determination, you can overcome your obstacles and achieve any goals you set for yourself. This is a message we hope that our students remember. We hope that as they take the next step in their lives and their careers, they can look back and be proud of what they have achieved with us at Crown Institute of Studies.

To all of our graduates for 2012, congratulations, we are proud of you and we wish you all the best for your future endeavours.