Course Overview

Keen on a career in hospitality management?

This one-year course will set you up for a trainee management or team leader position in New Zealand’s hospitality industry. You'll learn about what’s involved in managing a department, facilities, inventories and supplies within a hospitality business, as well as how to monitor and maintain operating procedures.

You'll also find out how to work with other staff and build great relationships. During your studies you'll get plenty of practice talking with visitors and working at real events as part of a team. Lots of field trips during the year will put you in front of employers and show you what kind of organisations are involved in this growing industry.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
Locations Rotorua
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time study available

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,192 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Junior or trainee hospitality management roles, supervisor or team leader roles across a range of hospitality sectors such as kitchens, restaurants, bars, cafes, accommodation, catering or hotels.

Topics you'll cover

  • Professionalism and core skills for tourism and hospitality
  • Introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Supervisory skills for tourism and hospitality
  • Hotel operations
  • Showcasing tourism, travel hospitality and gastronomy
  • Managing the customer experience
  • Planning and marketing for tourism and hospitality enterprise
  • Food and beverage operations

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,192 for domestic students
Course related costs

$300 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.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 2 including passes in English or Te Reo Māori, plus 42 credits at Level 3 or equivalent, OR
  • a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification in a hospitality-related discipline (e.g., food and beverage service, accommodation services, hotel reception), or equivalent, OR
  • evidence of ability to meet the academic requirements

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time study available

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