5.400 Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

The Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (GDHM) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than hospitality management who wish to gain the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the hospitality sector.

GDHM NZQA Qualification Overview »

Job Opportunities

Management positions in NZ’s largest industry - hotels, resorts, restaurants, marketing and sales, events and convention centre managers, food and beverage management, rooms division management, customer service.

Programme Information

The programme comprises six courses, including compulsory internship placement:
(Please note that not all elective modules are offered every semester)

5.101 Principles of Hospitality Management
5.204 Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
5.303 Integrated Approach to Hospitality Management
5.398 Hospitality Internship Project

Plus one of:
5.105 Accounting and Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
5.202 Food and Beverage Management
5.203 Accommodation Management
5.205 Hospitality Facilities Management and Design
3.221 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
3.223 Human Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality

and one of:
5.302 International Food and Beverage Management
5.311 Events Management
5.312 Resorts and Hospitality Management
3.313 Entrepreneurship and Small Business for Tourism and Hospitality
3.315 Tourism and Hospitality Consumer Behaviour

Internship Placements

As part of the programme students are required to work for at least 240 hours in a hospitality establishment to gain practical knowledge and experience in planning and production, dealing with customers, risk assessment, and planning the implementation of operations for daily events.

Internship placements are coordinated via the Student Careers Centre (SCC) and are available at the following hospitality establishments:

Students are required to keep a detailed log of their experiences and provide a systematic analytical framework for recording and analysing their observations.


3 semesters full-time

Start Dates in 2017

11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 2, 2017 - 22 May to 25 August 
Between Semester Break - 26 August to 10 September 

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 December
Between Semester Break - 16 December 2017 to 29 January 2018


Entry Requirements

International Students

2017/18 Programme Fees:    NZ$18,080 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total: NZ$18,920 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2017 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,690 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$5,530 per 7 courses
2018 Programme Fees:    NZ$4,795 per 7 courses
Resource Fees:    NZ$840
Total:    NZ$5,635 per 7 courses

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$270 per year (or NZ$27 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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