Work Integrated Learning (previously called Co-op) in hospitality, tourism

At AUT we want to provide students with a transition between your studies and the world of employment. Workplace experience and strong industry links provide students with work opportunities in a variety of major New Zealand organisations.

Hospitality and tourism students undertake a Work Integrated Learning placement in their final semester, working with an organisation on a project relating to their major.

Programmes that include Work Integrated Learning:

Work Integrated Learning lays career foundation

"For me, the best part of the degree was the workplace experience in my final semester. It's such a great opportunity to gain industry experience before you graduate. I did my work placement at Explore NZ, assisting with the implementation of their Waiheke ferry service. This was invaluable as they offered me a permanent role here when I graduated from AUT."

-Erin Faulkner, Product Support, Explore NZ, Auckland
Bachelor of International Tourism Management in Environmental Studies

Organisations where recent students completed their Work Integrated Learning include:

  • Air New Zealand, Auckland Airport Koru Lounge
  • Auckland Racing Club/Ellerslie Event Centre
  • Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
  • Britomart Hospitality Company
  • Butterfly Creek
  • Comedy Festival
  • Disney International Programs; Walt Disney World®, Florida
  • Dellows Kitchen
  • Doolan Brother's
  • Eden Park Catering
  • Go Holidays
  • Hotels — from big hotel chains such as Accor, Crowne Plaza or Millennium to boutique hotels such as Cotter House, Hotel DeBrett or Powderhorn Chateau Ohakune; including international hotels such as Park Rotana and Park Arjaan in Abu Dhabi and Mantra Hotels in Australia
  • House of Travel
  • McDonalds
  • Ministry of Tourism, Tonga
  • Nosh Food Market
  • Orbit Corporate Travel
  • Rainbows End
  • Rhythm and Vines
  • Samoa Tourism Authority, Apia
  • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
  • St Heliers Bay Cafe and Bistro
  • Tasting Shed
  • The Edge
  • Vector Arena.

Last updated: 13-Dec-2016 9.55am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.