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Aboriculture
Job Average Salary
Arborist $16-$18 per hour (with 1-4 years’ experience)
$18-$30 per hour (>5 years’ experience)

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Baking
Job Average Salary
Trainee baker $33K-$35K per year
Qualified baker $35K-$67K per year

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Business
Job Average Salary
Assistant accountant $35K-$75K per year
Accountant $60K-$115K per year
Finance manager $80K-$100K per year
Chief finance manager $100K-$180K per year
Event manager $30K-$45K per year
$46K-$65K per year (>3 years' experience)
Project manager $55K-$135K per year
Marketing specialist $40K-$70K per year (<2 years' experience)
$50K-$75K per year (>3 years' experience)
Market research analyst $35K-$50K per year (1-2 years' experience)
$45K-$70K per year (2-4 years' experience)

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Culinary
Job Average Salary
Cook $17-$19 per hour
Chéf $17-$25 per hour
Head or executive chéf $22-$49 per hour
Kitchenhand $17-$18 per hour

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Digital Technologies
Job Average Salary
Software developer $60K-$89K per year (with some experience)
$80K-$110K per year (with several years' experience)
Web developer $45K-$77K per year
Test analyst $61K-$130K per year
Systems administrator $50K-$80K per year
Database administrator $71K-$97K per year
Game developer $49K-$60K per year
$60K-$80K per year (with experience)
Business analyst $81K-$104K per year

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Hospitality and Café, Barista and Restaurant
Job Average Salary
Barista $17 per hour
Bartender $17 per hour
Café/Restaurant manager (Duty manager) $17-$20 per hour
Café/Restaurant manager (General manager) $18-$24 per hour
Café worker $17 per hour
Waiter/Waitress $17-$18 per hour

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Hotel Reception, Portering and Concierge
Job Average Salary
Hotel porter $17-$19 per hour
Hotel manager $38K-$200K per year
Motel manager $40K-$90K per year

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Maritime
Job Average Salary
Deckhand (with less experience or working on smaller vessels) $33K-$55K per year
Deckhand (experienced) $45K-$90K per year
Ship's officer $60K-130K per year
Ship master (small vessels) $33K-$70K per year
Ship master (large, foreign-going vessels) $125K-$250K per year
Marine engineer (>5 years' experience) $80K-$180K per year
Inshore fishing skipper $40K-$80K per year

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Tourism
Job Average Salary
Tour guide

$25K-$60K per year
Note: Usual earnings, there are no set pay rates for tour guides.

Travel agents/advisers $34K-$55K per year
Senior travel agents/advisers $55K-$100K per year  (with experience and extra responsibilities)

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⁰ Sourced from careers.govt.nz


MIT degree graduates lead employment statistics

Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees.

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Our Recognition of Prior Learning programme 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.

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Why our students choose MIT

  • A unique aspect of many of our programmes is that an industry project or work placement is incorporated as part of the curriculum, giving you valuable real-world experience so you graduate work-ready.
  • MIT has been awarded the highest possible rating, Category One, by NZQA in the latest review. MIT is also Auckland’s only Category One Institute.
  • MIT graduates lead employment statistics. Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees. They can also expect to be among the best paid.
  • With many of our classes being small, students get personal attention – our tutors even know you by name.
  • You’ll enjoy a supportive learning environment throughout your study journey.

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Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees.