Established in 1972, Crown is one of New Zealand’s longest running tertiary institutions providing training in the fields of Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Computing and Business.

We have been shaping and preparing our students for careers in these exciting fields for over 40 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.

“I would absolutely recommend Crown Institute of Studies to anyone. They never treated me like a statistic! The support I received [from Crown] was what made me not give up.”

Patricia Rive

NZ Certificate in Travel Level 4



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.

“They really do help you get the work done. If you get behind, they help you catch up.”


NZ Certificate in Travel Level 4

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

Kalolaini Silinuu

NZ Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 5



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.

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

Nathan Uini

NZ Certificate in Travel & Tourism Level 3

free transport*

Crown students get their whole AT Hop card journey FREE. As a Crown student you will get an AT Hop card that gets you from your home to Crown each day.

*AT Hop cards will be topped up based on student's attendance. Other Terms & Conditions apply, contact us for details.

“The free transport is one of the big perks for Crown.”

Daniel Dalhousie

NZ Certificate in Travel & Tourism Levels 3 & 4

*AT Hop cards will be topped up based on student's attendance. Other Terms & Conditions apply, contact us for details.

“Crown is a really cool, diverse environment. It’s really nice. People here are so friendly. You’ll get along with everyone, like, really fast. Yeah, I’d definitely recommend it.”

Maata Kaufusi

NZ Diploma in Travel & Tourism

great facilities,


Crown is a modern, multi-level campus with good training facilities and great staff and students. Facilities include:

Ramada hotel room & reception desk

airline cabin

Travel agency desk

Bar and barista training area

Kitchen facilities

Café & restaurant area

Outdoor & indoor student common area

Cultural performance & seminar area

Classrooms with computers

Entertainment Corner

Real World Experience & Work Placements

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.

Student Testimony

“Thank you to the Crown team for their love and support! I’m going to be proud when I tell future employers that I am a Crown graduate, and I am thankful that Crown kick-started my career in tourism!”

Nathan Uini

NZ Certificate in Travel & Tourism Level 3

“Students from Crown Institute of Studies are a joy to work with. They are passionate and professional youngsters that fit into our team seamlessly. We would definitely continue to work with Crown Institute, and welcome their students to come on board as interns.”

Naida Probre

HR Partner, Montana 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.”

Rhiannon Williams

Certificate in Travel & Tourism, Levels 3 & 4

“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.”

Michael Shah

Chief Executive of Northern Club

great industry connections

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.

Some of our great industry partners:

Click on the logos to learn more about our partners

We are an NZQA Category 2 registered and accredited school. You can read more here.