Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management Level 8

  • Level:  8

  • Credits:  121

This course will provide students key business, hospitality skills and knowledge through 30 weeks of lecture style delivery. Students will also receive real life hotel operations learning in either food and beverage or room division. After successful completion of on campus operations, students will enter the paid industry placement program. Positions will either be in food and beverage or rooms division at top hotels in New Zealand.

Subject Area: 

Business Studies, Hospitality Management, Communications, Marketing, Research

The successful graduates will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the fields of business planning, financial management, and product development as related to the Hospitality Industry and principally the Hotel sector. The graduate will have knowledge and skill in operations planning, human resource management, accountancy, marketing and communications.

Employment Pathways:
Guaranteed Paid Industry Placements through the PIHMS Industry placement programme lead to excellent pathways into fulltime employment for graduating students.

Entry Requirements:
Applicants require an appropriate Bachelor Level 7 degree in either business, management or a related hospitality area. Degrees in other disciplines may be considered if the applicant has 2 - 3 years relevant hospitality experience at a supervisory level, or equivalent. In addition, applicants for whom English is not their first language will have an IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent. (no band score lower than 6). This course will provide graduate diploma students key business, hospitality skills and knowledge while being immersed in the PIHMS hotel environment.

Fastest to slow growing industry groups over the 10 years to 2026

Visitor arrivals are forecast to reach 5.1 million by 2024.
International spend is forecast to reach nearly $15 billion by 2024.

Education Pathways

This career oriented program is a pathway to the Level 9 Master’s Degree in Hotel Management which can be completed over the next 12 months.

Entry requirement is a B+ grade in academics and the Master’s Research Proposal.

Employment Pathways

Guaranteed paid Industry Placement for 6 months through the PIHMS Paid Industry Placement program provides an excellent pathway to full time employment for graduating students. During this period, students earn minimum wages which are currently at NZ$ 17.70 per hour.

New Immigration rules grant Level 8 and 9 students open Post Study Work Rights for 3 years.

New Zealand

Country in Oceania


New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" films.