students & alumni

Our student testimony

Jesse Harfield, Wait Staff,
The Northern Club

My time at Crown was great, it has helped me to realise my passion for the hospitality industry. In October 2020, Crown placed me at The Northern club for 60 hours of internship, which was a requirement to pass the course, upon completion the manager, Jerry, was so impressed with my work that he offered me a job at the beginning of 2021. Although it was stressful at times having so many assignments due, but I managed to pull through and finish them all. I wouldn’t be able to achieve this without the support of my tutors. Crown tutors were incredibly supportive, they provided ample support and were with me till the last day of the course. Thanks to the support of my tutors, family and my friends I was able to present my grades to my family on Christmas day and I can’t thank them enough for what they did. Now I am working at The Northern club as a casual employee, aiming to gain full time employment there.

When I joined Crown Institute of Studies, I was unsure about my future plans. I was anxious about the challenges of the industry and whether I had made the right choice. But thanks to Crown for making the best effort to provide great facilities for students which gave me an opportunity to excel in my area of interest. Crown has been a very wonderful and fun place for me, where I have gained a lot of practical knowledge about Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Accommodation. The tutors have always been there for us whenever we needed their support or extension on our assessments. Crown Institute of Studies has given me a positive outlook and a high level of confidence working in the Industry. I have been offered a job by Auckland City Hotel and I feel proud to put my knowledge and experience to action. I’m thankful to Crown and the tutors for preparing me to face the corporate world.

Grace Lataimoega, Housekeeping Staff, Auckland City Hotel

Rachel Anderson, Supervisor,
Lone Star Restaurant

Studying at Crown improved my presenting skills as well as writing skills. In terms of work, I told my supervisor I was studying food and beverage and would gain my LCQ which helped me getting hired. Everyone at Crown is very helpful, and the course layout and time allowed to complete assignments was very good. Teachers helped students with all different abilities to achieve to their best standards, through different teaching methods. The trips were a highlight, to the winery for food and beverage course for example.

“The tutors at Crown were really supportive, I gained insights about cruise, flight attending and knowledge 

of the tourism and travel industry, most importantly, I acquired customer services skills which can be applied to many industries.”

JP MacPherson, Operations Supervisor,
AJ Hackett Bungy

Rhiannon Williams, Digital & Marketing Coordinator,
The Walshe Group

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Crown, the curriculum covered everything I needed to prepare me for a fantastic job in the travel industry. 
Crown has warm and welcoming tutors who helped me into a job straight after study. To this day I still recommend Crown to friends and colleagues looking to study Travel & Tourism.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Crown. The curriculum covered everything I needed to prepare me for a fantastic job in the travel industry. Crown has warm and welcoming tutors who helped me into a job straight after study. To this day I still recommend Crown to friends and colleagues looking to study Travel & Tourism.”


Certificate in Travel & Tourism, Levels 3 & 4

“I have finally realised
my passion to work
with people through
all the networking
opportunities Crown
has provided!”


NZ Certificate in Travel & Tourism Level 3

“Tutors are very
caring, very friendly
– they really want
you to succeed.”

Daniel Dalhousie

NZ Certificate in Travel & Tourism Levels 3 & 4

“They really do
help you get the
work done.”

Naomi Setu

NZ Certificate in Travel Level 4

“I look forward to
coming to Crown
every day. It’s my
home away from

Kalolaini Silinuu

NZ Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 5

“Crown means everything to me. Words could never explain how grateful I am for the support and the love Crown shows me. If I have to choose where to study again I would definitely choose Crown. I came here with no knowing anyone, by the time I finished I had found good friends (students & staff) who you will never want to be apart from. “

Lagoh Vaele

NZ Diploma in Travel & Tourism

“I consider Crown very important to me for the experiences and people that I met during my studies. Teachers along with students are always welcoming, and are always open for a conversation, sharing their knowledge and insight with each interaction. Even though I have finished my studies there, I made lifelong friends and know I am always welcomed back and if I have anything that I might want to seek advice for, their doors are always open.”

Sione Mataele

NZ Certificate in Business

helps a lot.”

Me Visesio

NZ Diploma in Travel & Tourism