Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Management

Become a future leader

The PIHMS degree is designed to help students get into management or business positions in Hotels, hospitality or tourism – It is also designed for those who want to start up their own successful business.

This course is perfect if you are interested in hospitality or tourism and want to make a successful career out of it.

Hotel Campus

You are not going to get a better understanding of how hotels, tourism and hospitality operate anywhere else than living and studying in an actual hotel. Students are totally immersed in an hotel environment. You will be living in twin share hotel rooms.  Meals will be served in our La Vista Restaurant onsite. 

Paid Industry Placement

One of the highlights of the course is our 2x 6 month paid hotel Internship

How does the Industry Placement help me?

Become employable - Gain valuable quality experience as part of your course

Guaranteed Job*

We give you two jobs – To ensure you graduate with the right skills and experience to succeeded

Get Paid to study*

You actually get paid to study. Don’t graduate with your student debt maxed out.

*You are required to successfully complete sections of the course before you go on Industry Placement. This is to ensure you are up to doing the job, and so that our Partner Hotels can rely on the quality of our students.

Earn up to $55,000 during your study*

Potential earnings of $30,000 - $55,000 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.

Mini Gap Year

  • Travel while you study
  • You can live, study and get paid on a sunny tropical island! Or hang out in Sydney, Wellington or Auckland
  • Stay local with family and friend or check somewhere new
  • Grow as a person
  • Life changing - Gain loads of invaluable Life skills
  • Experience different cultures 
  • 30+ cities, 4 countries - Find a place you love
  • Go with friends. Great frendships are formed at PIHMS and on your Industry Placement 

As a manager or hospitality / tourism professional you will need to consider the origination and industry as a whole, and work with other colleagues and stakeholders from other sides of the industry. The experience you gain from your two Industry placements in multiple sides of the industry give you the ability to be promoted into these roles.

*Please see our industry placement page for Industry Placement details and conditions

Bachelor of Applied Hospitality & Tourism Management Level 7 details  

- 370 credits total


Year 1 

6 months at PIHMS


6 month Paid Hotel Internship


Year 2

6 months at PIHMS


6 month Paid Hotel Internship


Year 3

1 year at PIHMS



Students in the third year will build on the learning attained from their first and second years in classroom bassed business and managment studies. They will also utilize the PIHMS hotel campus with duty management experience and training, and develop and implement an event management project.


Entry Requirements:

All applicants are interviewed. Students under 17.5 will be assessed on a case by case basis. Students are required to have New Zealand University Entrance or equivalent international qualifications.

To gain University Entrance you will need:

  • NCEA Level 3
  • Approved subjects: 14 credits in each of three approved subjects at Level 3
  • Literacy requirement: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy requirement: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of achievement standards in a range of subjects; or all three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626 and 26627

To recognise the disruption caused by Covid-19, there are some changes to UE for 2020, for details please see New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) University entrance information

Overseas students will also require an ESOL minimum of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 213 (comp adaptive) or 550 (written). 




PIHMS Intake Dates


Enrolment Dates 2021

  • 25 January 2021
  • 19 April 2021
  • 5 July 2021
  • 27 September 2021

Enrolment Dates 2022

  • 24 January 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 4 July 2022
  • 26 September 2022


Vacation Dates 2020/2021

  • 19 December 2020 - 31 January 2021
  • 10 April 2021 - 25 April 2021
  • 3 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
  • 18 September 2021 - 3 October 2021
  • 11 December 2021 - 30 January 2022




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