Hospitality, tourism and events

As a hospitality and tourism student at AUT, you study at one of the top hospitality schools in the world and develop skills that lead you to rewarding careers.

Workplace experience is at the heart of our degrees, and our strong links with industry mean you can choose from lots of great host organisations for your placement. You’ll also learn about real-life hospitality right here on campus, in our training restaurants that are open to the public.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Research in hospitality, tourism and events

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across hospitality, tourism and events.

More about our research

Our training restaurants are open to the public

Our education facilities are among the best in Australasia. We have two first-class training restaurants: modern dining restaurant Four Seasons, and Piko Café.

Great connections with industry

We’re proud of our strong links with top hotels, travel agencies, restaurants and national and regional tourism organisations – including Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED); United Travel, NZChefs Association, Antoine’s, Crowne Plaza and Hilton Hotels.

More about our partners and industry connections

Merge Café volunteer Te Huia
disney partnership
John leads a team consisting of Candidate Andrew Ballard, Coach Corey Hume and Commis Quillan Gutberlet
AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka
Merge Café volunteer Te Huia
Partnership supports Merge Café
22 Jun, 2018
Merging communities is at the heart of the partnership between AUT and Lifewise, which present a high-end dinner to raise money to end homelessness.
disney partnership
Internships at Walt Disney World Resort
08 May, 2018
AUT culinary arts student Ben Kwek is currently on the other side of the world, experiencing the magic of working for Walt Disney World Resort.
John leads a team consisting of Candidate Andrew Ballard, Coach Corey Hume and Commis Quillan Gutberlet
Taking New Zealand cuisine to the world
23 Apr, 2018
As President of the NZ contingent for the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, John Kelleher is gearing up to bring local flavours to the table.
AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka
Harassment in Cook Islands hospitality
10 Apr, 2018
Sexual harassment by customers in the Cook Islands hospitality industry is a problem, according to AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka.
Research kicks off on modern Kiwi identi...
23 Mar, 2018
Auckland University of Technology researcher Lindsay Neill is launching an investigation into what New Zealanders, aged 20 to 40, believe identifies them as Kiw...
Bhavna Aakansha Pawan Abhilasha
Richard Aquino
Jess Willis
Penny Bell
Clinton Cooper

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Hospitality and Tourism
WH Building, City Campus
55 Wellesley Street East
Auckland City
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