3.400 Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme comprising seven courses, and is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management who wish to broaden their career options. For some students, it is a prelude to postgraduate study in Tourism Management; for others it is a bridge into an employment situation which meaningfully utilises their dual skill set.

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Job Opportunities

National tourist offices, travel agencies, reservations, marketing and sales, events organisation and management, tour operators, airlines and transportation companies, resorts and hospitality providers, heritage bodies, environment and conservation agencies, customer service.

Programme Information

The programme comprises seven courses, including:
3.119 Principles of Tourism
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.317 Tourism Policy Planning and Development

Plus one Stage 2 and three Stage 3 elective courses selected from Tourism Management, Hospitality Management or Business.


3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2017

31 January, 22 May, 11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 3, 2016 - 12 September  to 16 December
Between Semester Break - 17 December 2016 to 30 January 2017

Semester 1, 2017 - 31 January to 5 May
Between Semester Break - 6 May to 21 May

Semester 2, 2017 - 22 May to 25 August 
Between Semester Break - 26 August to 10 September 

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 December

Entry Requirements

International Students

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$18,080 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total: NZ$18,920 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,690 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$5,530 per 7 courses


This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.


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