Welcome

NSIA warmly welcomes you to the world of hospitality training, co-founded by Otto Groen (QSM), pioneer of the New Zealand hospitality industry. We are committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our students through dedication to excellence in teaching and training. 

NSIA provides a multi-resource environment to facilitate students’ learning and provides state-of-the-art facilities to enhance the success of our students. We aim to achieve global excellence in the sustained preparation of students for the futures they aspire to achieve. 

Recently we were awarded with NZQA’s highest level (Category 1) for educational performance and organisational self-assessment. Download our EER Report for more information.

During your time with NSIA you will enjoy a truly international and multicultural environment, make friends and develop a network with your fellow students from more than 30 different nationalities.

We are honoured to welcome you and look forward to helping you to create a wonderful future.

Currently, our students can choose to study from a variety of our baking courses, cookery courses or hospitality courses.

Facilities

To support student learning NSIA provides all relevant educational facilities and required resources. These include commercial training kitchens, production kitchen, cocktail and wine training centre, coffee training centre, an on-site training restaurant, commercial bar and restaurant, library, computer labs and multi-functional classrooms. The Academy constantly attempts to gain feedback from students about their learning needs and upgrades its facilities and increases the supply of resources to meet growing demands. 

World-class training programmes

NSIA offers a variety of world-class training programmes in both hospitality management and culinary studies and is committed to providing quality, creative and professional education in the hospitality domain. Drawing knowledge and experiences from a diverse range of industry associations, NSIA is able to deliver a contemporary and innovative teaching approach.

Major achievements

  • 2016 Nestle Toque d'Or Front of House - Silver Medal, Kitchen - Silver Medal
  • 2015 Nestle Toque d'Or Front of House - Bronze Medal, Kitchen - Silver Medal
  • 2014 Nestle Toque d'Or Front of House - Gold Medal, Kitchen - Bronze Medal
  • 2013 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2012 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2011 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2010 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2009 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2008 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2007 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2006 NZ Culinary Fare Training Excellence Award Winner
  • 2010 Westpac Business Excellence Winner (Excellence in Marketing)
  • 2009 Westpac Business Excellence Winner (Best Emerging Business)
  • 2006 Westpac Business Excellence Winner (Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism)