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If you want a career in hospitality, cookery, business, contact centre, retail, construction, electrical engineering, health, plumbing and gasfitting or early childhood then you’ve come to the right place!

NZMA’s wide range of vocational courses and qualifications will help you get an awesome job in one of these exciting industries.

Why Choose Us?

NZMA is a part of ACG’s vocational colleges; we are a provider of quality educational services. NZQA has ranked us a Category 1 provider, which is their highest ranking.

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Benefit for students

  • Small class sizes
  • Fun, supportive learning environment
  • Great tutors with plenty of industry experience
  • Vocational, industry-based training gives you real workplace skills
  • Top-quality facilities
  • Authentic training environments in every campus (bars, restaurants, student-run cafes and fully operational contact centre suites just to name a few)
  • NZQA-accredited qualifications
  • Industry partnerships – we’re the preferred training provider for many of NZ’s leading employers
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Free employment support through NZMA Careers
  • Pathways to further study, both within NZMA and to universities in New Zealand and overseas

Our Campuses

We have seven thriving campuses – four in Auckland (Sylvia Park, Auckland City, Manukau and Otahuhu), one in Hamilton, Wellington plus a dedicated construction training facility in Otahuhu. So wherever you live, NZMA has got you covered!

All of our campuses are fully equipped with purpose-built, top of the line facilities. From bars, cafes and commercial kitchens, to retail shops, live contact centre suites and construction workshops – our realistic workplace training environments will get you work-ready quicker.

Each NZMA campus has its own unique flavour. Take a look and see where you would like to study.

General Information

NZMA is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training.


New world. New opportunities. New Education Group.

In a world that’s constantly changing, it pays to keep a close eye on the future. At New Education Group we offer an innovative and dynamic range of study courses in Creative Industries and Information Technology, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Trades and Services.

We deliver the latest skills, the most industry-relevant qualifications and the very best employment support - it’s our job to make sure every one of our students graduates work ready and world ready.

At New Education Group our goal is the same as yours. We’re here to help you take on the world.


  • Yoobee School of Design
  • AMES – Institute of IT
  • South Seas Film & Television School
  • Animation College NZMA (New Zealand Management Academies)
  • New Zealand School of Tourism


New Education Group is not your regular group of vocational colleges! All our providers are Category 1 - NZQA’s highest possible ranking. That makes us the largest collection of Category 1 schools in the country. We are also part of the ACG Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of educational services.

New Education Group has 24 dynamic campuses, each specialising in training for distinct, high-demand industries. Our practical programmes are developed with industry consultation, to ensure students graduate with the skills today’s employers want. Our tutors come direct from the industries they teach, classes are small, and the learning environment is fun and supportive. Each of our fit-for-purpose campuses features niche authentic training environments, enabling students to master practical skills for their chosen professions.

Sustainable employment is the ultimate goal. Employment skills are embedded into our programmes and many courses include work experience opportunities or internships. Our Careers teams and campus staff provide free employment support to students and graduates, and we have an extensive network of industry partnerships. Our students gain the right skills and the most industry-relevant qualifications – and we place eighty percent of them into careers each year!

At New Education Group we empower our students to carve their own paths in today’s rapidly changing world.

Governance and Management

The Executive Team and Board are responsible for the governance of the organisation.

The Board meets monthly to:

  • discuss NZMA’s strategic direction
  • review financial performance
  • determine business objectives
  • select management to operationalise policies and objectives

The Senior Management Team (comprised of the Chief Executive and Directors) communicates daily, and takes care of the on-going operations of the business.

Fee Protection

NZMA operates under the strict NZQA student fee protection policy as required by the New Zealand Government. Student fees are protected in the unlikely event that NZMA is unable to deliver a student’s tuition.

Academic Advisory Board

NZMA has an independent Academic Advisory Board, which provides guidance in terms of programme development, delivery and moderation so that:

  • Our students and other stakeholders can be confident that NZMA delivers its courses with the appropriate academic rigour and commitment to quality.
  • Other partners, whose products we are delivering, can be confident that NZMA delivers their products with the appropriate academic rigour.
  • Other organisations (for example universities and other tertiary institutions both in New Zealand and internationally) can confidently grant our graduates articulated pathways/advanced standing into their programmes.

The Board is chaired by Dr Alastair MacCormick, who spent 14 years at Auckland University as Dean of the Business School, later serving terms there as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor. Dr MacCormick is an Emeritus Professor. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics and an MCom in Economics from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Management Science from Yale University.

Currently a professional director, Dr MacCormick has experience across a range of public and private companies, including new venture companies with a technology focus. His corporate and consulting assignments have spanned the business, government, not-for-profit and university sectors in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. He has been extensively involved in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation through both PECC and APEC. Dr MacCormick is also Chairman of the Business Innovation Centre Advisory Board for the Auckland University of Technology.

NZQA Quality Commitment

At NZMA we are committed to offering quality learning. We are ranked as a Category 1 provider on NZQA’s EER rating which is the best rating possible for providers.

This means that we are on the highest tier of private tertiary educators and operate under a four year NZQA External Evaluation and Review (EER) cycle. NZMA’s most recent EER was in 2013, where we retained our Category 1 status.

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NZMA Accreditation

NZMA is accredited and registered with these organisations:

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    Tertiary Education Commission

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    Institute of Hospitality UK

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    Education New Zealand

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    New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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    Restaurant Association of New Zealand

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    Service IQ

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