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Kickstart your career in the hospitality and tourism industry with the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5). Learn how to manage all areas of a hospitality business, including facilities, inventory, operations and staff management.

The New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) equips students for supervisory and team leader roles, or junior/trainee management positions within a range of hospitality sectors such as kitchens, restaurants, bars, cafés, accommodation, catering or hotels.
You will study hospitality operating procedures and compliance requirements, staffing strategies, and facility and inventory management using a blend of theoretical and practical learning that emphasises applied knowledge.
This diploma will equip you for supervisory and team leader roles, or junior/trainee management positions within a range of hospitality sectors such as kitchens, restaurants, bars, cafés, accommodation, catering or hotels.
You will learn hospitality operating procedures and compliance requirements, staffing strategies, and facility and inventory management using a blend of theoretical and practical learning.

Course Content

  • COM540 Professional Communication
  • HTM501 Introduction to Tourism
  • HTM505 Food and Beverage Management
  • HTM506 Financial Analysis for Tourism and Hospitality
  • HTM507 Hotel Operations
  • HTM509 Hospitality Service Delivery Systems
  • MAN535 Principles of Human Resource Management
  • MKT571 Principles of Marketing

Qualification Pathways

This course pathways into the first year of SIT’s Bachelor of Hotel Management.

This means that New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) graduates can gain the Level 7 degree qualification by completing just two additional year's study - three semesters on campus in Invercargill, and one semester in an internship placement in the location of your choice.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for:

  • 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.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) will be well suited for employment within hospitality sectors such as kitchens, restaurants, bars, cafes, accommodation, catering or hotels. Recent graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) have gained employment in hospitality and tourism across New Zealand.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$14,000.00 (US$ 7,860) per year
Resource fee: NZ $2,000.
Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

Southern Institute of Technology

Invercargill Campus,

133 Tay Street,

INVERCARGILL,

Invercargill Central,

9810, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma with a C grade average up to grade 12 level. IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill; Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band.

For international students

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of four years' secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in each of four approved subjects.

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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