Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Level 7

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Level 7

  • NZQA LEVEL:  7
  • Credits:  140

The graduate diploma program includes one year of academic study. Ideal for students wanting to progress into the hotel industry in a short period of time, or for students with non-hospitality background wishing to transition into the hospitality industry.

This course would also suit current hospitality professions looking to progress into higher management positions by gaining formal qualification in the hospitality industry. 

This course will provide graduate diploma students key business, hospitality skills and knowledge while being immersed in the PIHMS hotel environment.

Education Pathways

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management may seek admission to postgraduate programmes in New Zealand or overseas, including the PIHMS Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management and the PIHMS Master of Hotel Management.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require either a Higher Diploma Bachelor's degree and at least two years' relevant hospitality experience or at least five years' relevant hospitality experience at management level. In addition, applicants for whom English is not their first language require an IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent (no band score lower than 5.5)

Non hospitality graduates can apply on case by case basis.


Opportunity for employment

To be eligible for the PIHMS Industry Placement program with paid employment, students will need to take additional 10 week operations module, either in food and beverage operations or rooms divisions operation. Additional fees will apply.


Vacation Dates 2020/21

  • 19 December 2020 - 7 February 2021

Enrolment Dates 2021

  • 25 January 2021
  • 5 July 2021

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