Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (GDTM)

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.

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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 Structure/Courses

 

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 & Start Dates

Duration
3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2019
29 January, 20 May, 9 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:
Semester 1, 2019 - 29 January to 3 May
Semester 2, 2019 - 20 May to 23 August
Semester 3, 2019 - 9 September to 13 December

Start Dates in 2020
2 February, 25 May, 14 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:
Semester 1, 2020 - 2 February to 8 May
Semester 2, 2020 - 25 May to 28 August
Semester 3, 2020 - 14 September to 18 December

Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard; and
IELTS 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 18) / Pearson 50 / TEP 52 or equivalent with no band less than 12
Candidates without a Bachelor degree but with an appropriate mix of a lesser qualification and work experience may be approved for special admission by the Academic Board

Fees

International Students

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

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

2020 Programme Fees: NZ$19,585 
Resource Fees: NZ$910
Total: NZ$20,495

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$4,795
Resource Fees: NZ$875
Total: NZ$5,670

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

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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