Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 7)

New Zealand Skills and Education College

Subject area

Hospitality Management


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Entry requirements

The following minimum criteria apply to this programme for Domestic Students: Academic Criteria: 18 years or older; achievement of 10 credits in literacy at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing; and achievement of 10 credits in numeracy at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards - specified achievement standards are available through a range of subjects, or unit standards- package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three are required). Or successful completion of a qualification at level 5 or above in Hospitality/ Tourism /Event Management. Or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional, or education experience: three 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 English Language Requirements International students for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two 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 Level 7 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. http://www/nzqa.govt.nz/assets/About-us/Our-role/Rules/Prog-App-Accred-Rules-2015.pdf Minimum of Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality or associated field and one year's work experience; or a degree of any discipline. Special Admission New Zealand School of Education 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 Programme Leader/Head of School are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. This includes applicants over 20 years, who do not meet the entry criteria, but have relevant experience and capability to succeed in the programme. Evidence of capability may be required.

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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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