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New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

This course is available


Level of Study



32 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Otago Polytechnic


Want to work in a hospitality management role?

Gain the skills and attributes you need to tackle junior/trainee, supervisor or team leader roles across a range of hospitality sectors such as restaurants, bars, cafés, accommodation/hotels or catering. Our on-site training kitchen, café and restaurant will provide the perfect environment for you to gain hands-on, practical experience so you can build work-ready skills.

You will graduate from this programme as a highly capable individual with a standard of professional practice that will enhance your employment opportunities. You will be able to confidently and competently provide for the needs of your customers. In addition, you will be able to work independently in a variety of hospitality environments with some responsibility for the management and learning of others.

Skills required

  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • To have a good work ethic
  • A desire to constantly update your skills.

You will learn

Your learning will include how to manage facilities, inventory and supplies; how to monitor and maintain operations and staffing; and how to plan budgets and rosters. In addition, you will discover sales and promotion techniques and how to market a service product.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 2 OR equivalent.

We also prefer that you have one of the following: A relevant hospitality qualification at Level 4, OR Two years' relevant work experience.

International students will be individually assessed to ensure you meet the entry requirements.

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL paper based test (PBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge english qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Certificate: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

By 30 November. Late applications are accepted based on availability of places.

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