Do you want to start your own hospitality business or upskill in your career?
Whether you have a new product idea for your company or are thinking of starting your own business, you’ll need specialist skills to turn these goals into reality. Innovation is key to any successful hospitality business, and this course will help create and grow your ideas from conception to commercial success.
This course is tailored specifically for the hospitality sector and will enable you to learn to identify opportunities within the industry and create innovative solutions, while developing your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.
Whether you and a friend have created a new line of health drinks, or you want to grow your product offerings for an existing company. You’ll also learn about product development, branding and marketing and have the opportunity to test your products and services in a real business environment.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Innovation (Level 7)
|Next intake||Jul 2020 View more details|
1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
Offered online or partly online
|Indicative Fees||Approx. $6,324-$6,834 total cost of qualification (dependent on papers chosen) for domestic students View full fees information|
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Graduates can pursue employment and career opportunities in a wide range of organisations and roles in the hospitality sector, as well as the tourism and service industries, and wider trade and enterprise sectors. Graduates may become self-employed or progress to employment in advisory, team leader, supervisory, business development or management roles in a variety of areas including:
- hotel/accommodation management, including sales and marketing, concierge and front desk operations
- food and beverage, restaurants and catering
- tourism, hotel and event venue facilities management
- event and conference planning and management
- destination management, and business and trade development
- retail buying, merchandising and management
- brand and value proposition management
- owner/operator ventures
- other hospitality, tourism, service sector, trade and enterprise fields
Topics you'll cover
- SMKT7002 Entrepreneurship for the Service Sector
- SMKT7003 Branding and Marketing Strategies for the Hospitality Sector
- SMKT7005 Product Innovation and Development for the Hospitality Sector
Plus, choose one of the following electives:
- BMGT7012 Internship
- BMGT7013 Industry Project
|Indicative Fees *||Approx. $6,324-$6,834 total cost of qualification (dependent on papers chosen) for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
$200 for field trips
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Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; or
- have completed a minimum of a two‐year diploma equivalent to NZQA Level 7 or higher in a related discipline; or
- be able to demonstrate at least three years’ equivalent relevant practical and/or professional experience (a curriculum vitae must be submitted detailing relevant work experience and professional achievements).
All students (domestic and international) must:
Have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; OR
Have completed a minimum of a two year diploma equivalent to NZQA Level 7 or higher in a related discipline; OR
Be able to demonstrate at least three years equivalent relevant practical and/or professional experience (a curriculum vitae must be submitted detailing relevant work experience and professional achievements).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||20 Jul 2020|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||22 Feb 2021|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||19 Jul 2021|
- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available
- Offered online or partly online