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Discover food and hospitality courses in New Zealand

Studying food and hospitality in New Zealand prepares you for the diverse job opportunities available in one of the world’s largest industries.

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Why study food and hospitality in New Zealand?

Turn your dream of working in hostels, resorts, restaurants or cafes into reality. Gain real workplace skills, hands-on experience in industry and the knowledge you need to succeed in the food and hospitality sector.

Learn from tutors with strong industry experience and networks, and experience authentic training environments such as bars, cafes and student-run cafes. There are many opportunities to gain further qualifications and skills.

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Ranked one of the most peaceful and least corrupt nations on Earth, New Zealand has a relaxed lifestyle that encourages you to balance studying with exploring the country's thriving food and hospitality scene.

New Zealand's food culture makes the most of our exceptional fresh ingredients and willingness to embrace flavours from all over the world. Our tourism and hospitality industries make the most of our beautiful unspoilt wilderness areas, bustling modern cities and friendly people.

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Working while studying can be a good way to gain New Zealand work experience and help support you while you're studying abroad.

Student visa holders may be able to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during scheduled holidays, depending on their programme of study. Masters by research or PhD students may work full-time throughout their studies.

You can study up to three consecutive programmes over five years on a single Pathway Student Visa.

Find out more about working while studying on NauMai NZ website.

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Studying food and hospitality in New Zealand gives you the internationally-recognised qualifications and highly mobile skills you'll need to succeed in the world's largest industry.

Work placements will give you valuable industry connections, and you'll build capability skills such as English language proficiency, punctuality, self-confidence, presentation skills, communication and teamwork.

Be part of a growth industry - the tourism and hospitality sector is New Zealand's second-largest export earner, and some hospitality and food jobs are on our skills shortage list.

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Hear from international food and hospitality students and graduates

Study pathway

New Zealand has a wide variety of food and hospitality courses, ranging from certificates and diplomas through to degree courses. Our flexible education system gives you many opportunities to add further qualifications and skills.



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New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service -1 Semester
A New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service gives you the customer service skills you need to work in hotels, cafes and bars.
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management
A New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management gives you the skills and knowledge needed for supervisory or management jobs.
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery is your ticket to becoming a professional chef and running a professional kitchen.
Bachelor of International Hospitality Management
A Bachelor of International Hospitality Management is your passport to entering the world of hospitality as a manager and strategic thinker.
Bachelor of Culinary Arts
A Bachelor of Culinary Arts is an advanced professional cookery degree that equips you for a wide range of careers, from chef to food entrepreneur.
Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
If you already have an undergraduate degree, a Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management allows you to build on your skills and achieve your management potential.
Master of Gastronomy - 18 Months
A Master of Gastronomy takes an in-depth look at the history, culture and science of food.

Agradecemos à Futureintech, que promove carreiras em tecnologia, engenharia e ciência.

Jobs involving food and hospitality include:

  • Hotel managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of hotels, from budgeting and marketing to hiring staff and housekeeping.
    Hotel manager
  • Restaurant managers ensure restaurants run efficiently and that customers are happy with the food and service.
    Restaurant manager
  • Food and beverage managers usually work in hotels, restaurants or catering companies and are in charge of budgeting, managing staff and planning menus.
    Food and beverage manager
  • Chefs prepare food, run commercial kitchens and supervise kitchen staff.
  • Events organisers develop skills in organising meetings and conferences, public relations, marketing and financial management.
    Events organiser

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