The hospitality industry needs people who can provide great experiences for customers, whether at the local café or an international hotel chain.
Working in hospitality is fast-paced, people focused and has new challenges every day.
If you are looking to enter the hospitality industry, you will find our highly practical training programme a valuable tool for giving you the right skills; from making the perfect coffee to making delicious sandwiches and baked goodies.
As an MIT graduate you’ll have a high rate of success finding work in your chosen field.
"If you’re passionate about what you want to do at MIT, whether it"s bartending, barista, being a culinary chef, or a baker, MIT is one of the best places to go because everyone is so friendly and willing to help. Not only are the lecturers really helpful but there are also other staff members that are willing to help. They are willing to go the extra mile to see you succeed."
“My advice to anyone thinking about studying at MIT - do it!
Being treated as a name, not a number like at larger institutes, amazing tutors, and invaluable, real-world industry experience were among the things I loved most at MIT. An exchange in Austria was a course highlight and a life-changing experience as this started my love for travel."
“Choosing to study at MIT was a great decision. I left with so much more than just knowledge about the industry. My course was also aimed at providing experience and developing my confidence so I had a headstart when I entered the workforce.
I’ve always worked in the hospitality industry and really enjoy it, so I decided to study hospitality operations management. Soon after graduating, I got a job at The Square Cafe and Catering, as the head barista. My job included coffee preparation and customer service, which I love.
MIT prepared me very well for the role through its hands-on experience. I knew what to expect when I entered the industry and can deal with anything head-on.”
“I chose to study hospitality at MIT because it’s a huge industry with so many career opportunities all over the world.
I’m studying hospitality, which covers many different areas including, front of house, bartending, housekeeping, and serving. We studied events and had to organise and manage our own events. There’s a lot to learn, and the practical side of the course gives you a strong foundation to enter the workforce.
As a dad of two young children, it has been challenging to study while helping to support my family. However, I’ve already got a job at the Great Catering Company, which uses the skills I’ve developed during my studies and helps my family, so I couldn’t be happier. This role also allows me to do what I love — serving and talking to people.”
“Choosing to study at MIT is the best decision I made. It has a great location, fantastic teaching staff, and real-world degrees.
I studied a National Diploma in Hospitality Management and was impressed by the supportive and personalised approached to teaching. The lecturers would build on our strengths and develop our weaknesses so we were always improving. Hospitality is a practical industry where some core skills can’t be taught in traditional classrooms, so the hands-on training we received was invaluable.
Before graduating I was scouted to work for some of Auckland’s best hospitality companies. I’m now based in Sydney, working for one of the city’s finest caterers. I look after a huge portfolio of companies, catering for some of Sydney’s biggest clients.
MIT gave me the foundation and skills to progress faster in my line of work, which I continue to build on.”
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) Specialise in café service or function services
- New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) Specialise in restaurant service