What will I learn?

Become a front-runner in the hospitality industry with the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6). This Diploma will teach you how to manage all areas of a hospitality business from customer service and business strategies to sales and marketing.

You will learn to:

  • Manage and develop hospitality staff to ensure positive customer experiences
  • Select and apply a range of communication, consultation, negotiation and reporting strategies to facilitate positive staff relationships in hospitality management situations
  • Analyse and apply financial management techniques to attain productivity, yield and profitability requirements for a hospitality operation
  • Select and apply a range of strategic solutions, in response to changes in the hospitality business environment, in order to maintain or improve hospitality business performance
  • Plan and develop future business strategies that encompass financial management, product development, sales and marketing and continuous improvement processes in a hospitality environment.

This Diploma will equip you to work in management roles with minimal supervision across a range of hospitality sectors.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced employment opportunities within hospitality management roles across a range of establishments in the hospitality sector. They will be able to work in management roles, with minimal supervision, across a range of hospitality sectors.

This qualification establishes standards of professional practice for hospitality managers that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

This qualification establishes standards of professional practice for hospitality managers that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) 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 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over two years

Qualification Pathways

This course pathways into the third year of SITs Bachelor of Hotel Management. This means that New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management L6 graduates can gain the Level 7 degree qualification by completing just one additional year's study - one semester on campus in Invercargill, and one semester in an internship placement in the location of your choice.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$14,000.00 (US$ 9,522) per year
Resource fee: NZ $2,000. This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year
Start date

7 February 2022, 28 March 2022, 13 June 2022, 1 August 2022

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

School Leavers
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, with a minimum of four years secondary education and have attained a minimum of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 or 36 NCEA credits at Level 3, or an equivalent academic indicator.

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 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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

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