New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

This Level 5 Diploma is an ideal entry-level qualification for students who wish to learn the basics of Hospitality Management, and enter the workforce as soon as possible.

The seven study courses of this Diploma include: written and oral communication skills for the industry, principles of Hospitality Management and operations for food, beverage and food production. The Diploma can also be used as a stepping-stone towards the Bachelor of Business degree, which is designed for students looking for employment and opportunities in management roles. 

Study a Hospitality Management Diploma as a pathway into the Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business has a Tourism and Hospitality Management study pathway and is designed to enable students to become problem-solving professionals who can adapt to a fast-changing world and make a meaningful contribution to society, locally and internationally.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) may have 120 advanced standing credits awarded towards the Bachelor of Business degree and graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6) may have an additional 120 advanced standing credits awarded towards the Bachelor of Business.

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Job Opportunities

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

Programme Structure/Courses

Duration & Start Dates

Duration

3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2023
Apply here for Trimester 1: 31 January 2023
Apply here for Trimester 2: 22 May 2023
Apply here for Trimester 3: 11 September 2023

Trimesters and scheduled breaks:
Trimester 1, 2023 - 31 January to 5 May
Trimester 2, 2023 - 22 May to 25 August
Trimester 3, 2023 - 11 September to 15 December

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 14 NCEA numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher and 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of 3 subjects, including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher; or
Successful completion of a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification in hospitality
Equivalent overseas qualification; and
IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.0 / TOEFL iBT 46 (with a writing score of 14) / PToE academic score of 42 / NZCEL L4; and
17 years and over

Fees

International Students

2023 Programme Fees: NZ$20,000 per 120 credits 
Resource Fees: NZ$960 
Total: NZ$20,960 per 120 credits 
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2023 Programme Fees: NZ$4,360 per 120 credits 
Resource Fees: NZ$960 
Total: NZ$5,320 per 120 credits 
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Note: International students from Pacific Island countries should contact Sonia Giraldo for tuition fee details:

Phone: +64 9 815 1717 ext 638
Email: soniag@ais.ac.nz

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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