Diploma of Hospitality Management Level 5

Diploma of Hospitality Management Level 5

Please note: This course is currently under develovement, it will become available in 2021. Students are able to apply for this course now for 2021 on our application page.

Live, study and learn our world class student campus hotel facility

Students are totally immersed in an hotel environment. They will be living in twin share hotel rooms.  Meals will be served in our La Vista Restaurant onsite. 

Learning is a combination of lecture style delivery in business subjects and practical hotel operations; whereby students gain experience in roles within the hotel school from food & beverage, front office, housekeeping & management 

Paid Hotel Internships at PIHMS throughout your study

Students partaking in the Level 5 Diploma will undergo one six month paid Hotel Internships, with potential earnings of $15,000 - $25,000 during your study.

Placements are sourced by the PIHMS industry placement team, in leading hotels throughout New Zealand and Australia. Please note placements in Australia are only available for New Zealand Citizens.

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 Details

6 months at PIHMS


6 month Paid Hotel Internship



- A further year of study will enable you to gain your Level 6 Diploma

- 120 credits


Entry Requirements:

All applicants are interviewed. Students under 17.5 will be assessed on a case by case basis.  Students are required to have completed year 12 and successfully attained NCEA level 2 with at least a total of 80 credits (or equivalent for overseas students).

  • 60 credits must be obtained at level 2 or above
  • 20 credits can be obtained from any level
  • The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met
  • Should students not gain the required numeracy and literacy credits from Maths and English then the remaining numeracy and literacy credits from other subjects will be assessed on a case to case basic

Overseas ESOL minimum of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 213 (comp adaptive) or 550 (written). Level 5 Students with IELTS 5.5 will be required to take business communication elective.

PIHMS Intake Dates 2020


Enrolment Dates 2020

  • 20 July 2020
  • 5 October 2020

Vacation Dates 2020/21

  • 18 July - 26 July 2020
  •  3 October - 11 October 2020
  • 19 December 2020 - 7 February 2021

Enrolment Dates 2021

  • 1 February 2021
  • 19 April 2021
  • 12 July 2021
  • 27 September 2021




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