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NEW – Study & Work!

NEW from Crown Institute – Study and Work! Study for 42 or 72 weeks at Crown and we will enrol you in this exciting new course – free of charge.


What is Study and Work?


  • You will learn the skills needed by the companies who will hire you after you graduate. You work and earn money during your course.
  • You attend Study and Work alongside your travel, tourism, hospitality or business Certificate or Diploma 
  • Study and Work has been designed with the help of employers, recruitment agents, school teachers and career counsellors.

What is included in Study and Work?


  • Free professional training in employment skills and customer service from Function Staff, our Study and Work partners.
  • Guaranteed paid employment with Function Staff during your course.
  • Free personal and hair styling and make-up training from a famous professional grooming school.
  • Free 1-1 CV preparation, career advice and interview skills with Crown's employment team.

Conditions apply.

For more information please call 0800 357 316 or email

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Crown Students Getting Great Real Work at Functions!

Our friends at Function Staff regularly hire Crown students to work at exciting functions at great locations around Auckland. Recently, Crown students have gained valuable experience at the following places, and been paid for it!

  • Mt Smart Stadium (for Warriors Rugby League matches)
  • Eden Park Stadium (for an All Blacks Rugby Union test match)
  • KPMG – Cocktail Class
  • Ellerslie Race Course
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • SkyCity Hotel and Casino complex
  • The Heritage Hotel

Function Staff would like to make a special mention of the following students who have recently done a great job!


Chris Saw has worked at the Heritage Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Ellerslie Race Course. These clients all ask for Chris by name!


Kaurasi Wasile has done some excellent work at Crowne Plaza Hotel and Eden Park and Andreas Vakaafi performed very well at both Eden Park and Mt Smart Stadia.


Kevin Lam, a recent Crown graduate, still picks up some work through Function Staff. He’s so good at what he does that he’s one of the first hospitality workers that Function Staff contacts.


Function Staff will also be looking for Work Experience volunteers to assist at the City Surf Series at Mission Bay over the summer.


Add experience to your CV by working with Function Staff; it perfectly complements the skills your gaining in your Crown hospitality course.

Below are some pictures of students working at the Ellerslie Race Course over Labour Weekend.

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Dynamic Training – Crown Innovates to Ensure Graduate Success

Everyone loves good news, and we get especially excited when we hear about our graduates landing jobs in travel or hospitality establishments or other exciting businesses!
Starting from their first day on the job, we take pride in our graduates and their individual career journey. Whether it’s a foot in the door to gain customer service, turning their diploma into a degree or their dream role as a flight attendant; our philosophy is to never lose sight of helping our students succeed.
Recent Crown graduates are now working at The Langham, SkyCity, Mercure Hotel, Sofitel, STA Travel, Hawaiian Airlines, Novotel, Waterfront Restaurant, Function Staff and many other great employers!
Our graduates are a diverse group who each offer their own unique combination of skills, attributes, achievements and work experience; but they have in common a qualification from Crown!
To ensure that our courses are delivering the essential industry elements, we track our graduates. Our Head of School, Leanne Annabell, tracks employers to gain feedback on the work readiness of our graduates. This continuous improvement ensures we remain focused on outcomes. We’re committed to a system of continual adaptation and improvement in our programme delivery to keep up with the dynamic needs of the employment market.
As a result of graduate and employer feedback, the following changes to our courses have been made:
·      The development of a six-week internship for our hotel students.
·      Café experience for travel students to gain cash handling and customer service skills.
·      Working with leading hospitality group Showcase Hospitality to train and run interview workshops for their managers and our students.
These are just some of the innovative ways we are looking at helping our graduates stand out from the crowd.
At Crown, our style is personal and friendly, and we aim to get to know you, to support you and to help you succeed.

Call us on 0800 357 316 or email for more information.

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Crown Institute students working a glitzy and glamourous events!

One of the many exciting opportunities Crown Institute of Studies students get to experience is the chance of working at glitzy and glamorous events.
There a wide range of such opportunities, from mixing and serving scrumptious cocktails at sensational events at The Wharf, to event set-up and breakdown at sold out concerts by international artists at Vector Arena.
Crown students are learning a wide variety of transferrable skills, which they can take to any future role in any industry.
Our partnership with Function Staff enables us to offer these kinds of possibilities for our students. Function Staff is recognised as New Zealand's most outgoing and dynamic staffing source for client event and promotional requirements.
Our mission at Crown is ‘Delivering high quality tertiary education with the objective of producing high quality graduates’. For us to produce high quality graduates it’s crucial for our students to gain valuable and relevant work experience.
This partnership with Function Staff will ensure our students are getting the experience they need to succeed in their future endeavours.
If you would like to gain the kinds of skills and experience as Crown students, give us a call on 0800 357 316 or click HERE to request a brochure.