NSIA - The Professional Hospitality Academy

New Zealand

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NSIA provides award-winning training by highly reputed staff, industry-standard training kitchens, and an on-campus fine dining training restaurant.

  • Unparalleled facilities prepare students for top careers
  • Largest Culinary and Hospitality trainer in New Zealand
  • Recipient of the Nestle Toque d'Or contest for several years
  • Works closely with industry leaders to ensure job placements
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Overview

NSIA - The Professional Hospitality Academy attracts the highest calibre of industry professionals to share their knowledge and train its students throughout their study with NSIA. With a central Auckland location, it provides its students with facilities that are unparalleled and designed to meet every need in preparing them for a successful career within the hospitality industry.

NSIA is the largest Culinary and Hospitality training provider in New Zealand. Founded in 2001, NSIA has achieved the Training Excellence Award at the New Zealand National Culinary Fare competition for 8 consecutive years and it is the only private training establishment to compete and win awards in the Nestle Toque d'Or competition in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Its award-winning training is delivered by highly reputed staff, industry-standard training kitchens, and an on-campus fine dining training restaurant, all supported by a successful job placement service.

Home stay arrangements are available to all international students. All home stay families in the NSIA home stay programme are carefully selected and police vetted by its home stay provider.

Student Support

  • ESOL Training Schemes

NSIA offers ESOL training at a range of levels. Applicants will take a placement test upon arrival to ascertain their level of competency and to ensure that they are placed in the correct class.

  • Student Support

Student support is available on issues involving cultural adaptation, learning and communication difficulties and education guidance, as well as internal and external appeal/complaints procedures. Student Services will provide advice on welfare facilities, including personal health services, mental health services, drug education, counselling and problem gambling.

  • Academic Support

Academic support is available to all NSIA Diploma students and will focus on academic writing techniques, research skills and English for hospitality and cookery environments.

Connect Career Services

Connect will help students find a job in New Zealand whilst studying. Connect works closely with leading industry partners to create opportunities for its students, and to assist with their transition into employment in New Zealand.

Connect also assists students with finding relevant employment during their studies and arranges work experience programmes, volunteer work and work opportunities during special events; from the start of their studies until completion. Connect conducts workshops within each class to discuss important topics such as ‘interview skills’, ‘what it means to be an employee’ and ‘networking within the industry’. Information presented in these workshops is sourced from employer feedback and industry research.

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23 International student nationalities at this university

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0.05% International students from USA

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

NZ$11,960

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT

NZ$11,700

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

NZ$16,420

VOCATIONAL

NZ$20000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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Harry, Indonesia 1

Very Disappointing Experience!

This is a very bad Institute! With a whole lot of ranges of institutes to study in Auckland, I have made the worst choice to study in NSIA! First of all, I must admit that they have really good Marketing team to market this horrible institute to trap students into studying here. With the cost that is r read full review

This is a very bad Institute! With a whole lot of ranges of institutes to study in Auckland, I have made the worst choice to study in NSIA! First of all, I must admit that they have really good Marketing team to market this horrible institute to trap students into studying here. With the cost that is relatively cheaper than some outstanding Universities like AUT and MIT, it is really not worth the money at all to study here in NSIA, I would rather spend more money and study in AUT or MIT. Secondly, there was problem with my payment, I made my payment on time to NSIA, and it took nearly a month for them to notice my payment and I had to travel back and forth to the bank and to the Institute to get my payment sorted, which was a horrible experience as I wasted a lot of time before I even started studying. Thirdly, the students are international (90% from China), and they are allowed to speak their own language in class and not English, so that the students' English in NSIA would never improve majorly, as they would stay in groups to speak their own language and there is nothing that the Chef's or Teachers can do about it. Some Chef here are horrible Teachers who cannot teach and not know his material well, and cannot even speak English or understand English properly. Fourthly, the Student Services are ONLY nice before we entered this Institution, after that, they would never take care of you. Student Service officer like Jennifer is always grumpy and never helpful. They would never care about students' wellbeing as they have been campaigning to gain more and more students. Bad Student Service Overall. Moreover, the students don't get to choose the timetable, some classes finish at 9pm on the timetable, but in reality, it always finishes after 10pm. I have requested for a timetable change several times, but their system is so unfair. I have applied for timetable change one month in prior before moving to the next block semester, and one student in my class applied for the same timetable change 3 weeks after me, to the same class that I requested to move to. The result was disappointing, I did not get the timetable that I requested with the reason that "The Class is Full!", however, my classmate who requested to change 3 weeks after me, got the timetable change. The Job prospect.. It is good, IF you are planning to work in a fish and chip shop, or other Chinese Takeaways. don't get your hopes up to work in good Restaurants after graduating NSIA, it is nearly impossible, as Good Restaurants look down on NSIA students. Overall Experience, learn from my mistake, invest your money on studying in a far better University. Please. show less

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