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Vocational and Internship Courses

 
Course start dates for Vocational and Internship courses: You may begin your course on any Monday (except public holidays).

Course times for Vocational and Internship courses: Monday - Thursday: 9am - 3:30pm & Friday: 9am - 12:15pm. Vocational class times and internship placement hours may vary.
 

VSA - Vocational Semester Abroad (26 weeks full time)

Course content:  
a) 12 weeks EnglishPLUS (Intensive), AND
b) 14 weeks Intensive course in ONE of the following: Business Studies, Travel and Tourism or Hospitality Studies

Course achievement: VSA Certificate of Completion. IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge certificate (if successfully taken)

English entry level: Intermediate, IELTS 5.0, TOEIC 550 or Crown entry test.

Transfer to CIP: If you reach Upper intermediate level with acceptable attendance during the VSA, you may apply to transfer to CIP 30. Additional fees and a 6 week course extension is required.

VYA - Vocational Year Abroad (38 weeks full time)

Course content:  
a) 24 weeks EnglishPLUS (Intensive), AND
b) 14 weeks Intensive course in ONE of the following: Business Studies, Travel and Tourism or Hospitality Studies

Course achievement: VSA Certificate of Completion. IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge certificate (if successfully taken)

English entry level: Lower intermediate, IELTS 4.5, TOEIC 450 or Crown entry test.

Transfer to CIP: If you reach Upper intermediate level with acceptable attendance during the VYA, you may apply to transfer to CIP 30 or CIP 42.
CIP 30: no extra fees required; CIP 42: additional fees and a six week course extension required.

CIP 30 Crown Internship Programme (30 weeks full time)

Course content:  
a) 12 weeks EnglishPLUS (Intensive), AND
b) 12 weeks Intensive course in ONE of the following: Business Studies, Travel and Tourism or Hospitality Studies
c) 6 weeks Internship

English entry level: Upper intermediate, IELTS 5.5, TOEIC 650 or Crown entry test.

Course Achievement: CIP Certificate of Completion. IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge certificate (if successfully taken)

CIP 42 Crown Internship Programme (42 weeks full time)

Course content:  
a) 24 weeks EnglishPLUS (Intensive), AND
b) 12 weeks Intensive course in ONE of the following: Business Studies, Travel and Tourism or Hospitality Studies
c) 6 weeks Internship

English entry level: Intermediate, IELTS 5.0, TOEIC 550 or Crown entry test.

Course Achievement: CIP Certificate of Completion. IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge certificate (if successfully taken)

Vocational and Internship Courses (VSA, VYA, CIP)

These courses offer you the opportunity to add vocational skills for your future career, or gain valuable life and work experience overseas. Benefits include:

  • A unique study option: Internship with Crown in beautiful Auckland – a life experience to enjoy and treasure
  • Career benefits: Enhance your CV with certificates, qualifications and a reference from your internship company
  • Cultural insight: Meet and work alongside New Zealanders. Gain knowledge and make new friends

Vocational and Internship students can choose one of the following components:

Intensive Business (CI 214)
This qualification equips students with the desired skills needed to operate a small business enterprise. The modules cover the various facets of business management from human resource management, marketing activities, financial analysis and communication skills.

Intensive Travel & Tourism (CI 115)
This qualification provides students with customer service skills, communication and selling skills, an understanding of the tourism industry in New Zealand and technical skills related to product knowledge and terminology.

Intensive Hospitality CI 428 or CI 429
Crown offers two different hospitality courses, each focused on a specific aspect of the hospitality industry. The two courses are Food and Beverage Services (CI 428) and Hotel Reception Services (CI 429).

Note: You can find more detailed course information about CI 214, CI 115, CI 428 and CI 429 and their course start dates in the next section or on our website.

Internship

Internship is a professional placement in Auckland to practise the skills you have learnt at Crown. Our internship companies are from different sectors of business, travel and tourism and hospitality. Crown has a sample list of the internship placements and following your initial interview you will be presented with the best available internship placement. Internship is unpaid and is a minimum of 15 hours and maximum of 30 hours per week. Please note that you may need suitable clothes for your internship. For example, most hospitality internship placements will need you to wear black trousers and a white button-up shirt. Hours may vary and may include nights and weekends.

Notes and Conditions

  • You may apply to transfer to the internship course while you are studying any other English, vocational or business course. If your application is successful, you must pay any additional fees before starting the course.
  • Before entering the internship section (the final 6 weeks), you must have successfully completed the first part of your studies with a minimum 80% attendance. If you do not achieve this requirement, we may withdraw you from the internship part of the course. In this case, your Crown internship, tuition, resource and other fees will not be refunded.
  • Upon entering your internship, you agree to abide by any special terms, conditions and rules set by Crown and the internship company. If you breach these terms and conditions, we may withdraw you from the internship part of the course at any time. In this case, your Crown internship, tuition, resource and other fees will not be refunded.
  • Crown reserves the right to transfer you to another internship company at any time during your course, if, in our sole opinion, a new placement is likely to be more successful. There is no additional charge for this transfer.
  • Crown reserves the right to decline your entry to, or withdraw you from, the internship section of you course (the final 6 weeks) at any time if, in our sole opinion, the placement is unlikely to be successful. In this case you will receive a reimbursement in full and final settlement of NZD 1,090 for the internship placement. Your Crown tuition, resource and other fees will not be refunded.

Examination course students may need to buy a course book, pay external examination fees and register for the exam. Please ask the school for details.