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Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (Lv. 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


12 months

Next start date

Expected Sep 2024


QRC Queenstown


The tourism sector is New Zealand’s largest industry. The growth of tourism and hospitality has exceeded expectations and with continued investment and increasing tourist spend the sector is set to thrive. As a result there is a strong demand for talented professionals to join the industry and help to support this continued growth.

If you are a graduate of another discipline interested in joining the thriving hospitality and tourism sector, or an industry professional looking to advance your career, QRC’s Graduate Diploma will allow you to unlock exciting new career opportunities. The one year advanced programme focuses on providing you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you need to begin a management career in the international tourism and hospitality industry.

The QRC Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality is a one year programme of specialist industry study, research and work experience. Students learn the management skills and supervisory knowledge required to manage tourism and hospitality businesses, market and sell tourism and hospitality products and understand the strategic, regulatory and policy framework of the industry. Through the fully paid workplace internship, students gain valuable real-world experience and a direct link to industry.

Career Opportunities:

On programme completion, graduates will have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading hospitality operations such as hotels and resorts, restaurants, plus travel and tourism companies. Graduates will enter the workforce with the skills, knowledge and attitude required to work in leadership roles with the potential to advance through to management positions.

Programme at a glance

Terms 1 – 3
Industry Principles and Research Methodology

Term 4
Paid Industry Training and Research Project

Entry criteria

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in a Commerce, Business or Management (Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism or Hospitality Management may be accepted if it is considered that the programme can add extra dimensions to their previous study.)
  • Have an English level equivalent to Academic IELTS 6.0 (6.0 in speaking with no band less than 5.5) or a TOEFL iBT score of 60 (with a writing score of 20) or Pearsons Test (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score below 42

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