Baking, culinary and hospitality

Whether you want to be a baker, chef or barista in a local café or work in an international hotel chain, there is a wide range of excellent jobs for you to choose from.

Gain the skills to create rewarding experiences for customers in an industry that is constantly evolving.

As an MIT graduate, you'll have the hands-on skills and the support you need to find success working in your chosen field.

Potential jobs

There are shortages of people in these jobs which means the chances of getting are job are good.

JobAverage salary»


Head chefs

$16 - $25 per hour

$22 - $49 per hour


Trainee baker

Qualified baker

$33k - $35k per year

$35k - $67k per year

Café and restaurants

Duty managers

General managers

$16 - $20 per hour

$18 - $24 per hour


Hotel manager

Motel manager

$38k - $200k per year

$40k - $90k per year

»Sourced from January 2018

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with us on 0800 62 62 52 or email

Why choose MIT?

In our school of hospitality we take your training beyond the classroom and into the real world. Our licensed bar and restaurant, barista training café, bakery, food production and training kitchens, simulated hotel and motel bedroom suites, conference facilities and reception area allow you to learn your craft in authentic working environments.

Some programmes include industry placement in real workplaces, and we are able to help you seek and secure part-time employment. We also partner with recruitment specialists Hospoworld, who work one-on-one with our students to find a job for when they graduate that fits their experience, skills and the industry culture they are seeking.

At MIT, our programmes offer a dynamic combination of industry knowledge and practical job skills which are taught in a friendly and supportive environment.