Hospitality Courses in Auckland & Hamilton | Study at NZMA

Today the hospitality industry is booming and employers are looking for skilled staff to meet the demand. Whether you want to become a bartender, barista, maître d’ or run you own cafe or bar one day, we’ll help you work out the best course to get there.

We’ll listen and help you choose the course that’s right for you
Get hands-on training from hospitality tutors who’ve worked in the industry
Learn practical skills and how to get a real job in hospitality
Build confidence and experience to get out there and find work
Courses designed with input from employers who hire NZMA students
Enjoy a friendly, supportive learning environment with a family focus

Just some of the places our graduates are working

Sky city Cordis Hotel Jet Park Hotel Nandos Hilton

Start your Hospitality career now

Getting started is simple. Just share a few details and we’ll help you decide which Hospitality course is for you.

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They’ll help you choose the best course for you

We have a course starting in the next month, so hit the button above to share your info and we’ll get things underway.

Many of our Hospitality courses are totally free or funded

We can guide you through how this works and help you choose the best option.

With all the support I had from the tutors at NZMA, I felt confident I had made the right decision.

Bradley Wallbank, FastTrack Manager at McDonalds.
Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

Our Hospitality programmes

SERVICE SECTOR - LEVEL 1

You’ll learn computing skills, basic hospitality, grooming and retail skills, how to give great customer service and more. Plus, your learnings will contribute, 80 credits towards NCEA (Level 1).

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VOCATIONAL PATHWAY FOR SERVICE INDUSTRIES - LEVEL 2

This programme gives you all the basic skills you’ll need to be successful in the booming service sector industry. You will gain skills to provide great customer service in a variety of industries – hospitality, retail, cookery, travel and tourism.  You will also gain some practical skills such as food and beverage service, presenting products and services to maximise sales, and handling customer enquiries.

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NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY - LEVEL 3

This practical course is the perfect introduction to kick-start your hospitality career. You’ll master the fine art of coffee and cocktail making, learn about restaurant service and food safety and pick up a host of other practical hospitality skills. You’ll come away with a Level 3 certificate and a Certificate of Achievement in Basic Food Safety.

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NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY (RESTAURANT SERVICE) - LEVEL 4

Liquor legislation, Wine evaluation, Food and Beverage matching and Advanced food safety: It’s all covered in NZMA’s Level 4 Certificate in Hospitality. You’ll even gain your LCQ (Licence controller Qualification), which will give you the leading edge when you are job hunting. *Conditions apply.

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NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY (ADVANCED), FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE STRAND - LEVEL 5

Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to be successful in supervisory roles in a range of hospitality environments. The programme’s specialist strand in food and beverage service operations will give you the edge whether you're looking for a supervision role or want to improve your career opportunities.

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NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT - LEVEL 5

Develop the practical skills and industry knowledge you need to nail a supervisory, team leader or junior management role in hospitality. If you have your sights set on hospitality management and want to fast-track your career, this is the ideal programme.

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NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT - LEVEL 6 (1 YEAR)

This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management or if you already have front-line hospitality service experience but are keen to take your career to the next level and progress into management.

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DIPLOMA IN APPLIED HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT - Level 6 (2 YEARS) 

This intensive programme equips you with the depth of knowledge, practical skills and experience you need to carve a bright future in this booming sector. Gain a qualification that’s highly respected across the industry, both in New Zealand and internationally, and fast-track your way into a supervisory, trainee or junior management role. 

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