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Graduate  Diploma In  Hospitality Management with AIS, New Zealand.

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.

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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:

• Hilton Hotels

• Rydges Hotels

• The Langham Hotels

• SkyCity

• SkyCity Grand Hotel

• Pullman Hotels

• Accor Hotels

• Millenium Hotels

• Showcase Hospitality

• Good Group Hospitality

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
31 January, 22 May, 11 September

Semesters and scheduled breaks:

Semester 3, 2016 - 12 September  to 16 December
Between Semester Break - 17 December 2016 to 30 January 2017

Semester 1, 2017 - 31 January to 5 May
Between Semester Break - 6 May to 21 May

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

Semester 3, 2017 - 11 September  to 15 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 20) / 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

Advantages of this Program:

• Earn minimum of $14.25 NZ$/hr as per the minimum wages set.

• Earn and gain practical experience by working part-time by day 1 Along with your study.

• Avail one year of Graduate job search visa after studies which could be extended up to 3 years.

• Be eligible to apply for permanent residence visa.

• Invites all diploma/degree holders from hospitality

For Further Details Contact us on 022 22633400/02/04/05