New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

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Develop the practical skills and industry knowledge you need to nail a supervisory, team leader or junior management role in hospitality. If you have your sights set on hospitality management and want to fast-track your career, this is the ideal programme.

What will I learn?

Semester one:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Principles and practices in hospitality management and supervision roles
  • Planning and monitoring food safety systems in food and beverage operations
  • Ensuring quality customer experiences through service provision in food and beverage service, functions and banqueting operations
  • Catering systems and management tools used in food and beverage service operations

Semester two:

  • The modern hospitality industry and interrelated nature of hospitality and tourism
  • Fundamentals of housekeeping and reception services with accommodation operations
  • Investigating hospitality in the travel and tourism sector
  • Planning and development of on-licensed premises operations
  • *Learners also complete key unit standards essential for employment in the food and licensed beverage sectors

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)


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Course Costs

New Zealand Students

NZD $7,925.00

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

International Students

Tuition Fees: NZ$19,500
Course Fee: NZ$2,500

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.

Entry Requirements

  • You need to be 16 or older (Domestic Students) or 18 or older (International Students) and have successfully completed the Certificate in Hospitality (Restaurant Service) (Level 4) (or one of NZMA’s other Level 4 courses).
  • If you haven’t, you’ll need some relevant work experience and you’ll need to achieve the required level in our evaluation.
  • If you are an international student, you also need to have completed high school and have an English level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent* with no band score lower than 5.
  • You must have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

* Other English Tests / evidence may be approved as advised by NZQA

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All our Hospitality courses

  • Vocational Pathway for Service Industries (Level 2)

  • Hospitality - Cafe and Function Services (Level 3)

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Restaurant Service) (Level 4)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) (1 Year)

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