Culinary, Hospitality and Baking

Whether you want to be a chef, baker, 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.

There is also huge demand both here and around the world for people with the skills to create rewarding experiences for customers.

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

Subject areas

Potential Jobs

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

JobAverage salary»
Chefs

Chefs

Head chefs

$16-$25 per hour

$22-$49 per hour

Bakers

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 and Accommodation

Hotel Manager

Motel Manager

$38K-$200K per year

$40K-$90K per year

Vacancies for these roles are common but competition is strong, so chances of getting a job are average.

JobAverage salary»
Hotel and Accommodation

Porter

Receptionist

$16-$19 per hour

$35K-$50K per year

»Sourced from careers.govt.nz 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 enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.

Why choose MIT?

In our School of Hospitality and Tourism 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.