5.150 New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

The New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) is a basic entry-level qualification comprising seven courses for students wanting to enter the work force as soon as possible and is focused on the practical skills and knowledge that employers look for in new employees in the hospitality industry. The diploma is a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree for those aspiring to employment roles leading to management responsibility.

All NZDHM students are also entitled to take the LCQ at a time that suits, free of charge. The LCQ is a highly useful certification to assist with employability.

NZDHM (Level 5) NZQA Qualification Overview »

Programme Information

The programme comprises seven courses:

3.123  Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Marketing and Communications
3.124  Tourism and Hospitality Business Information Systems  
3.125  Managing the Visitor Experience
5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management
5.102 Food Production Operations
5.103 Food and Beverage Service Operations
5.105 Accounting and Finance for Hospitality and Tourism

Job Opportunities

Employment positions with pathways to supervisory roles in the hospitality sector.


3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2019

► 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 1, 2019 - 29 January to 3 May
Between Semester Break - 4 May to 19 May

Semester 2, 2019 - 20 May to 23 August 
Between Semester Break - 24 August to 8 September 

Semester 3, 2019 - 9 September  to 13 December


Entry Requirements


International Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$17,920
Resource Fees:    NZ$875
Total:    NZ$18,795 

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,200 
Resource Fees:    NZ$875
Total:    NZ$5,075

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).


This course 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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