Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Level 5

The Diploma in International Hospitality Management (Level 5) programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of key aspects of the hospitality industry, including in-depth knowledge in food and beverage products, host responsibilities, kitchen commodities, catering utilities and hospitality management. 

You will receive training in food safety, supervision, customer service, food and beverage service, hospitality operation, and the staffing skills and knowledge required for leadership roles in the hospitality industry.

Once you have graduated you may enter directly into the workforce or may consider further study at higher levels in Hospitality or Hotel Management.

Course Content 

The first year of the programme is made up of the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Levels 3 and 4). For course content, please see the information outlined here and here.

The second year of the programme is made up of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5). For course content, please see the information outlined here.  

2017 Intake Dates

Level 3 component 
6 March
31 July 

Level 4 component
31 July 

Level 5 component

Intake will be in 2018 - dates TBC 

Duration

Two academic years 

Course Costs

First Year

  • Tuition fees: NZ$18,500.00
  • Compulsory course costs: NZ$2,000.00
Second Year
  • Tuition fees: NZ$11,300.00
  • Compulsory course costs: NZ$1,000.00 

Qualifications Awarded 

  • NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Services (Restaurant Service and Barista strands) – Level 3
  • NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Services (Restaurant Services strand) – Level 4
  • NZ Diploma in Hospitality Management – Level 5  

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Career Opportunities

  • Barista
  • CafĂ© Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Front Office Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Functions Manager
  • Duty Manager* 
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Hotel Reception
  • Waiter/Waitress 

*General Managers Certificate required.

Entry Requirements

You must 

  • Be at least 17 years old (18 years old before commencing modules involving the service or consumption of alcoholic beverages).
  • Have an IELTS score of at least 5.5 (with an academic qualifier) and with no band score lower than 5.0, or a recognised equivalent. 

Given the complexity of work within the Level 5 second year component of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management programme, it is vital that students display the necessary characteristics required to complete a programme of study at that level. These characteristics will be measured through the New Zealand Certificates in Food and Beverage Service Level 3 and 4 first year component, which will inform student progression into the second year of the programme.