3.400 Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM) is a one-year programme designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Tourism Management and 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.

GDTM NZQA Qualification Overview »

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, or six courses if the internship option is chosen:

3.119 Principles of Tourism
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
3.222 Tourism and Hospitality Management
3.317 Tourism Policy Planning and Development

And three Stage III elective courses selected from Tourism Management or Hospitality Management programmes.

(Please note that not all elective courses are offered every semester.)

Internship Option

This option includes the four courses listed above, 3.398 Tourism Internship, and one Stage III elective course selected from Tourism Management or Hospitality Management programmes.

The internship comprises 20 hours per week over 12 weeks (240 hours minimum).

Duration

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2018

10 September

Start Dates in 2019

29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 2, 2018 - 21 May to 24 August 
Between Semester Break - 25 August to 9 September 

Semester 3, 2018 - 10 September  to 14 December
Between Semester Break - 15 December 2018 to 28 January 2019

Entry Requirements
Fees

International Students

2018 Programme Fees:    NZ$18,080 
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total: NZ$18,920 
2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$18,920 
Resource Fees:    NZ$875
Total: NZ$19,795

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof). In 2019 this will be NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2018 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,795 
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$5,635 
2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,795 
Resource Fees:    NZ$875
Total: NZ$5,670

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof). In 2019 this will be NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Studylink

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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