Learn about food and beverage management, event planning and logistics and services marketing management from industry experienced tutors.
The skills and knowledge you gain are put into practice with a cooperative education project, which includes a professional work placement for a local business, which ensures you possess both the skills and the hands-on experience to succeed in the job market.
The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management will give you work-ready skills to guide businesses in this fast-paced and people focused industry. There’s demand for qualified managers and supervisors with the skills to manage hospitality businesses.
Graduate diplomas are designed to be completed full-time in one year. It is possible to complete the diploma part-time, which will increase the programme duration.
Graduates will be able to:
have a sound understanding of the dynamic and changing environment in which managers operate in New Zealand and internationally, that will enable them to apply that knowledge at both organisational and strategic levels in a range of hospitality enterprises. On reaching the workplace, graduates will have current specialised knowledge and be able to integrate into their workplace environment quickly, having spent time through their course of study in a work context applying the knowledge and skills of the curriculum.
- Degree; or
- Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work/life experience; or
- Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study.
Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.
Programme specific information
This one year full-time programme allows you to graduate at the same level as a degree student and with a focused file of knowledge. It is designed for people who have a degree in one area but want to change their area of specialisation or career. It is also for people who have a level 6 or 7 Diploma and/or several years of relevant work experience who wish to gain a qualification or update their skills in the area they are working.
Designed to help you develop skills and knowledge in the operations and management of the front office, food and beverage service, strategic management and event logistics. The skills and knowledge gained will be used as you complete an industry project that ensures you possess both skills and hands-on experience when you enter the job market. The Graduate Diplomas are designed so that students can complete them in one year’s full time study. It is possible for students to select part time study options, which will increase the programme duration.
To be awarded a Graduate Diploma you will successfully complete 120 credits at Levels 6 and 7 as shown below:
- all compulsory papers specified for the Graduate Diploma
- a minimum of 45 credits at Level 6
- a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7
Further Study Options
Study at Postgraduate Level with our Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Applied Management
Be work ready to be employed in a hospitality management role within your chosen field of expertise.
Textbook, stationery and printing $130 approximately.
Changes for new learners
WITT and this programme are part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .