Study In New Zealand at NZMA

Study In New Zealand at NZMA

NZMA is proud to offer world-class hospitality, cookery and business training to students
from all around the globe.

Our unique blend of small classes, industry-based training and committed tutors means that your experience in New Zealand will be
as rewarding as it is educational.

NZMA strives for the highest possible standards. We observe and are bound by the Code of Practice for the
Pastoral Care of International Students. For a copy of the Code ask us, or check out the New Zealand Ministry
of Education website:

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Since opening our doors in 1985, we’ve built a stellar reputation for delivering top-quality specialised career training. Our three great campuses are home to over 2000 students (about 600 international) and 150 staff. 100% New Zealand-owned, NZMA has long been considered one of New Zealand’s leading hospitality, cookery and business education providers.

Here’s why:

  • We’re a category 1 education provider, with a prestigious four-year external evaluation review cycle. That’s the highest acknowledgement of quality from NZQA (the New Zealand Qualifications Authority)
  • We operate under the strict Ministry of Education Student Fee Protection Policy. This protects your fees while you’re studying here
  • Our Academic Board ensures NZMA courses are always top-quality and industry-relevant
  • Our approved pathways can take you to universities both here and overseas
  • We have small classes, industry-experienced tutors and a friendly environment
  • During the first week of study we set up individual learning plans with each student
  • NZMA Careers, our dedicated employment service, ensures our students get all the help they need to launch their careers
  • We have an in-house counsellor and run a formal student support programme
  • At NZMA we support you every step of the way!

Student Services and Visa Assistance:

Don’t stress about a language barrier – NZMA has a multi-lingual student services centre, with staff who can help you in your language. They’ll assist you with:

  • accommodation
  • banking
  • study advice
  • visa information
  • and anything else you might need!
  • NZMA is also authorized to process online visa applications to change or extend student visas and gain Graduate Work Search Visas - so no need to queue up at New Zealand Immigration!  

NZMA courses:

Our practical certificate and diploma courses will give you the qualifications you need to launch an exciting career in hospitality, cookery or business. Through our Diploma in Applied Hospitality and our Diploma in Professional Cookery you’ll even graduate with extensive work experience – both these courses include a 600 hour full-time paid internship! All NZMA’s qualifications are accredited by NZQA and we have domestic and international pathways so you can take your studies all the way through to degree level.

Start dates for 2016 are:

22th February, 28th March, 9th May, 13th June, 5th July, 29th August, 10th October, 14th November.

Entry Requirements:

You must be 17 or older. Academic and English language entry requirements for each course can be found on the course pages.

NZMA Careers Study and Work

Study and Work with NZMA Careers - the NZMA Employment Specialists

If you’re enrolled in a course that’s at least a year long, you can now work full-time during each semester break.

NZMA Careers will give you the best chance of landing a great job in New Zealand, both part-time during your studies and full-time once you graduate. And their services are FREE! (Visa conditions apply)

They’ll help you with:

  • CV and cover letter writing
  • Interview skills (including formal CV and Interview skills workshops within the first two weeks of your course)
  • Job search techniques
  • Employment opportunities (including work experience, casual, part-time, full-time and internship positions)
  • Regular networking opportunities through industry events
  • Regular recruitment days
  • Annual Careers Fair

Auckland (Sylvia Park) Campus:

Auckland is New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city and is frequently named one of the world’s top places to live. Within Auckland, is the thriving hub of Sylvia Park, home of NZMA’s newest campus. This spectacular, purpose-built facility currently has over 800 students from New Zealand and overseas.

NZMA Sylvia Park has everything you need, and more, including:

  • World-class training facilities including a student-operated café, commercial training kitchens, barista stations, cocktail bars, and restaurants
  • A student café, cyber suite and library
  • A large mix of nationalities, including local New Zealand students.
  • Multicultural staff.

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