Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 7)

New Zealand Skills and Education College

Subject area

Hospitality Management




1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the hospitality sector with work-ready managers for a range of hospitality settings. With communication, leadership, entrepreneurship, and the soft skills required in the hospitality industry combined with problem-solving, marketing, strategy, innovation, and specialised technical skills and knowledge, graduates will have enhanced employment opportunities in all sectors of the hospitality industry. Graduates will be able to operate at a supervisory management level demonstrating specialist knowledge and skills and the standards of professional practice required by the hospitality sector. This Diploma in Hospitality Management is designed for graduates of hospitality programmes at lower levels, or international students who are graduates of degree programmes overseas. Graduates may become accomplished managers, capable of working across a range of hospitality enterprises, inclusive of restaurants, cafes, hotels, conferences, and catering organisations. It will also cater to those within the hospitality industry who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge base at a more advanced level.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Minimum criteria apply to this programme for Domestic Students: Academic Criteria: 18 years or older; achievement of 10 credits in literacy at L2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing; and achievement of 10 credits in numeracy at L1 or above, made up of: achievement standards specified achievement standards are available through a range of subjects, or unit standards-package of 3 numeracy US (26623, 26626, 26627 all 3 required) OR Successful completion of a qualification at L5 or above in Hospitality/Tourism/Event Management OR Evidence of equivalent practical, professional, or education experience: 3 years full-time work experience. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. International students for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last 2 years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013 and below under the title English Competency. Degree L7 IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5 or a completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the academic endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcomes as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. Minimum of L5 Diploma in Hospitality or associated field and one year s work experience; or a degree of any discipline. NZSE may consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the PL/HoS are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. This includes applicants over 20 yearswho do not meet entry criteria, but have relevant experience and capability to succeed in the programme. Evidence of capability may be required.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $39,003
Earnings range $28,689 - $46,694
In employment 59%
In further study 28%
On a benefit 7%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 827 6100
Fax: (09) 827 2660
Email: nzqa@nzse.ac.nz
Web: http://www.nzse.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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