New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6).xml New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6)

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New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management L6

DiplomaOne year

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code




July 2018




Course related costs

Course-related costs advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch, City campus


Prepare to take on management responsibilities in the fast-paced world of hospitality.

This Level 6 diploma explores hospitality at a management level and focuses on how to think rather than what to think. You'll learn how to manage and develop staff to ensure excellent customer experiences, and how to enhance positive staff relationships through negotiation, communication, consultation and reporting strategies.

Hospitality operations are covered in depth. You'll learn how to plan and develop business strategies that encompass financial management, product development, sales and marketing and continuous improvement processes. You'll also learn how to manage change to improve business performance, and the role of technology in management and marketing technology-driven solutions. The role of sustainability and the impacts of tourism and hospitality on infrastructure and the environment are also explored.

The programme includes a project to plan and manage a hospitality event, and a practical work placement will give your learning context. This will enable you to use research methodologies to investigate a topic or solve a problem connected to the workplace.

Throughout the programme a mix of delivery will be used, including class sessions, workshops, industry visits, field trips, guest speakers, collaborative projects and online learning.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 (or equivalent)

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note : IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

Next steps

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you'll be ready to work in management roles with minimal supervision, across a wide range of hospitality environments including kitchens, restaurants, bars, cafes, accommodation and catering.

Study pathways

This qualification can lead to the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (pending approval).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Food technology