Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 7

Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 7. Duration of study  – one academic year (10 months). Cost per course – 18 080 NZD  (12 150 USD).

Course Overview

The Diploma in Hospitality Management  is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.

Strategic Purpose Statement

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management provides graduates in other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in the hospitality industry with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a hospitality management career in the global market place. The programme also assists hospitality industry professionals to gain the discipline and recognition of a formal qualification and an organised knowledge system to complement their industry experience.

Graduate profile

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply appropriate skills and knowledge from their first qualification to relevant contexts in the hospitality industry
  • integrate relevant theory, experience and skills to implement best practice in specific areas of hospitality operations and management
  • relate their experience in working in a hospitality environment to the application of broader management principles
  • draw on the theories and tools of analysis they have learned to manage hospitality organisations efficiently and enhance organisational performance
  • take responsibility for their own learning, conduct independent investigation, identify problems, and develop creative solutions which exhibit academic rigour 
  • communicate effectively with guests, prospective guests, co-workers, senior management, industry suppliers and other stakeholders
  • take responsibility for practicing ongoing personal development in the hospitality industry.

Programme structure

The programme comprises six courses, including compulsory internship placement:

  • 5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management
  • 5.204 Hospitality Strategic Management
  • 5.303 Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management
  • 5.398 Hospitality Internship Project

Plus one of:

  • 5.105 Accounting and Finance for the Hospitality Industry
  • 5.202 Food and Beverage Management
  • 5.203 Accommodation Management
  • 5.205 Hospitality Facilities Management and Design
  • 3.221 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
  • 3.223 Human Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality

and one of:

  • 5.302 International Food and Beverage Management
  • 5.311 Events Management
  • 5.312 Resorts and Hospitality Management
  • 3.313 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for Tourism and Hospitality
  • 3.315 Tourism and Hospitality Consumer Behaviour

Internship Placements

As part of the programme students are required to work for at least 240 hours in a hospitality establishment to gain practical knowledge and experience in planning and production, dealing with customers, risk assessment, and planning the implementation of operations for daily events.

Internship placements are coordinated via the Student Job Search Centre (SJSC) and are available at the following hospitality establishments:

  • Hilton Hotels
  • Rydges Hotels
  • The Langham Hotels
  • SkyCity
  • SkyCity Grand Hotel
  • Pullman Hotels
  • Accor Hotels
  • Millenium Hotels
  • Showcase Hospitality
  • Good Group Hospitality

Job Opportunities

Management positions in NZ’s largest industry – hotels, resorts, restaurants, marketing and sales, events and convention centre managers, food and beverage management, rooms division management, customer service.

Entry Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than hospitality management.

English entry

IELTS 6.0 academic / TOEFL iBT 60 / AIS Test of English Proficiency (TEP) 52/80

Further Prospective

After graduation from Diploma Level 7, and deriving a Job Search Visa by student for employment.
Graduates will be able to continue to postgraduate studies in hospitality management.

Visas for family.

A holder of a student visa for study at Diploma program level 7 can bring his family members to New Zealand. They can get visitor visa for coming NZ.

After graduation from Diploma Level 7 (one year-study), and obtaining a “Job Search Visa” for employment, his family, partner and children are allowed to get a work visa (partner) for employment for any job position and a  domestic student visa (for children) which enables them to attend school free-of-charge.

Founds for living expenses.

According to immigration rules, any international student, must have enough money to pay for the course and also 15,000 NZD per one study year. For any additional person evidence of 4200 NZD per year as living expenses is required.

Course intakes:

02  February 2016

23  May 2016

12 September 2016


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