NZMA delivers employment-focused vocational training across 11 campuses in New Zealand to 4,500 students each year in the fields of hospitality, cookery, business, services, pharmacy and health.

NZMA is dedicated to supporting our students to achieve the best from their studies, with over 80% of our graduates moving onto employment or higher study*.

Why Choose Us?

NZMA is a part of ACG’s vocational colleges; we are a provider of quality educational services. NZQA has ranked us a Category 1 provider, which is their highest ranking.

Benefit for Students

  • Small class sizes
  • Fun, supportive learning environment
  • Great tutors with plenty of industry experience
  • Vocational, industry-based training gives you real workplace skills
  • Top-quality facilities
  • Authentic training environments in every campus (bars, restaurants, student-run cafes and fully operational contact centre suites just to name a few)
  • NZQA-accredited qualifications
  • Industry partnerships – we’re the preferred training provider for many of NZ’s leading employers
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Free employment support through NZMA Careers
  • Pathways to further study, both within NZMA and to universities in New Zealand and overseas

Our Campuses

All of our campuses are fully equipped with purpose-built, top of the line facilities. From bars, cafes and commercial kitchens, to retail shops, live contact centre suites and construction workshops – our realistic workplace training environments will get you work-ready quicker.

General entry requirements;

Age: The minimum age for international students studying at NZMA is 17*.

Prerequisites: Some programmes have specific academic or skill requirements. Often these can be met by completing a lower-level programme. Please check for details of all entry requirements.

English language proficiency: You must demonstrate a level of English language proficiency that meets the IELTS requirement for your level of study. There are many alternative ways to demonstrate your level of proficiency. Your enrolments advisor will assist you with this process. When staircasing, you must demonstrate that you meet the IELTS level or equivalent of the higher-level programme you are staircasing into*

*Refer to specific entry requirements.

Specific entry requirements;

Diploma Programme in Applied Hospitality Management (Level 6)

This programme includes the Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management.

Age: 17+ Prerequisites: Completed the equivalent of New Zealand Year 12 and/or an agreed equivalent. IELTS: Academic 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management (Level 7)

Age: 18+ Prerequisites: Relevant qualification, e.g. Hospitality (Level 6), OR relevant work experience (at least 1—2 years as a supervisor in a hotel or tourism environment). IELTS: Academic 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

New Zealand Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (Level 5)

Age: 18+ Prerequisites: Year 12—13 academic achievement, or complementary tertiary qualification, or demonstration of equivalent skills and knowledge. IELTS: Academic 6 (no band less than 5.5)

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:



This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management, or if you already have frontline hospitality service experience and are keen to take your ... [+]

80 weeks

This 80-week programme is offered at NZMA’s Auckland Sylvia Park Campus.

What will I learn?

This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management, or if you already have frontline hospitality service experience and are keen to take your career to the next level and progress into management.

Programme content includes:

The first half of the programme involves classroom-based modules, and in the second half, you expand your hospitality operations knowledge and skills through either a full-time internship (eligibility criteria applies) or campus-based modules.

Semester one:

• Operational activities impacting on management decisions within Rooms Division operations... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Auckland
November 2019
80 weeks