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New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management

Level 5

This programme aims to produce graduates ready to step into roles in a junior/entry-level management or supervisory level within the hospitality industry. You will get the opportunity to be in charge of NSIA’s Training Restaurant ‘Orange’ on a regular basis during your practical modules. This will provide you with cash handling, function, restaurant service, and barista skills.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to management practices: You will be introduced to the central philosophies of facilities and resource management, operating procedures and compliance requirements. The practical time is dedicated to the application of the skills and knowledge that you learn in theory.
  • Building food service teams: You will focus on developing and maintaining effective teamwork and the management of staff relationships within a hospitality team.
  • Staff training and food and beverage menu development: You will become proficient in developing food and beverage menus that meet cost requirements and the management of staff training processes.
  • Marketing and event management: The final term will provide you with key marketing and sales tools for hospitality products and services. You will be given the opportunity to apply your team leadership capabilities through event management.  

Career opportunities

  • Head Barista/Cafe Manager
  • Bar, Functions or Restaurant Manager
  • Front Office/Hotel Manager
  • Duty Manager (General Manager's Certificate
  • required)
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Hotel Reception  

Course Costs

Domestic Students: $8180.96

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.

Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

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40 weeks 

Entry Requirements

Candidate must be 18 years or older Have completed NCEA Level 2 (or higher) - a New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 4) from a New Zealand TEO is an advantage.

Have an IELTS score of at least 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0, or NZQA approved equivalent if English is your second language.

If you do not meet these requirements, but are over 20 years of age, you may still be enrolled if the motivation and the skills needed to succeed in the programme are shown. Please note that you should be physically able to complete the practical components of this programme, in line with health and legal requirements. 

Key Information For Students

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements
Detailed requirements


1 Year

Tuition Fees - Total Qualification

Student fees: N/A
Government tuition subsidy: N/A
Total: N/A

Compulsory Student Services Fee

Student loan information: StudyLink

Student Success

Successful course completions: N/A

National Graduate outcomes

(3 years after completion)

Median earnings : $36,313
Earnings range: $27,240 - $42,629
In employment: 71%
In further study: 20%

Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.

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