Established in 1972, Crown is one of New Zealand’s longest running tertiary institutions providing training in the fields of Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Health & Wellbeing and Business.
We have been shaping and preparing our students for careers in these exciting fields for over 50 years, and we are passionate and knowledgeable in these areas. We maintain strong links with industry which helps us to keep our courses current and find internships and work opportunities for our students. We emphasise on education for employment; equipping students with industry related knowledge and transferable skills that can be applied in their chosen pathways.
The team at Crown cares about each student who studies with us. Students have told us Crown is their “happy place”. We aim for that to be your experience too. Extra academic support and pastoral care is readily available – we listen, we support, and we guide. We are all about education for employment, on top of industry related training, we also emphasise on transferable skills that can be used across students’ chosen career pathways.
Located in the heart of Auckland City, Crown is a caring, student-focused tertiary institution. We focus on providing industry relevant courses and getting students ready for work. We are passionate about holistic learning; this means that we want to develop you not only academically, but personally, so that you are ready to contribute, excel and progress in your new job immediately.
We connect you with key figures in the industry that you are interested in; Crown has great connections with premium quality, reputable industry partners. Throughout your course we will connect you with some of these great partners – at onsite seminars, networking events, site visits, familiarisation tours (famils), Real World Experience, and Work Placements.
Crown is a modern, multi-level campus with good training facilities and great staff and students. Facilities include:
Throughout its 48-year history Crown has trained and equipped thousands of students, progressing them into exciting careers and higher learning. We want that to be your experience, too.
Real World Experience (RWE) is a cohesive set of experiences that give students a view into the worlds of travel and tourism, hospitality and business. RWE is designed to give students consistent exposures to the exciting real world of employment. Throughout their courses students will attend onsite seminars, networking events, offsite industry visits, and famils. These accumulated experiences help build knowledge and skills.
Work Placements are the capstone of Crown’s Diploma programmes. All of the knowledge, skills, attributes and Real World Experience gained during the course are ultimately put to the reality test in Work Placement.
Crown’s dedicated Work Placement Manager works closely with many of New Zealand’s finest hotels, tourism operators, and travel agencies. These businesses have career stability, and promotion opportunities, and staff are very happy to help develop Crown students.
“As president of SKAL International Auckland Club, it has been a pleasure to be involved with the management and students at Crown Institute of Studies for the past few years. I have been continually impressed with the professionalism of the teaching staff and management, and especially their enthusiasm for connecting with key travel and tourism industry contacts. It is these connections that give Crown access to first hand travel and tourism practices, people and opportunities that are of real benefit to Crown students.”
Chief Executive of Northern Club
Crown has great connections with many premium quality, reputable industry partners. We highly esteem our partners and the valuable opportunities they provide for Crown students. Our partners, in turn, enjoy the passion and professionalism of Crown staff and students.