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

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Become a competent employee in supervisory, trainee and junior management roles by developing industry relevant knowledge and skills. This programme is ideal if you are targeting a career in hospitality management or if you already have front-line hospitality service experience but are keen to take your career to the next level and progress into management.

What will I learn?

The first half of the programme involves classroom based hospitality management modules, while in the second half you will expand your hospitality operations knowledge and skills through either a fulltime internship (eligibility criteria applies) or campus based modules.

Semester one:

  • Operational activities impacting management decisions within rooms division operations
  • Role and responsibilities of human resources staff in the employee life cycle
  • Utilising financial management practices, tools and in hospitality operations
  • Planning for contemporary events

Semester two campus based option:

  • Resource management and procurement in hospitality operations
  • Impact of the external business environment
  • Planning operational development for a specific hospitality business case

Semester two internship option:

  • Undertake a full-time internship in the hospitality sector
  • Complete a portfolio of work based on the internship experience and learnings

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6)


Start Dates

This 40-week programme is offered at NZMA's Auckland Sylvia Park campus

Course Costs

New Zealand Students:

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
Resource Fees: NZ$1,500

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

Students must:

  • You need to be 16 or older and have completed the Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5.
  • If you are an international student, you need to be 18 or older, need to have completed high school and have an English level of 6 IELTS or equivalent* with no band score lower than 5.5.
  • 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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