Otago Polytechnic


Hospitality and hotel management

You will learn how to manage hotels, motels, restaurants, or cafés in a junior supervisor role.


New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November. Late applications are accepted based on availability of places.

Want to work in a hospitality management role? This programme will enable you to 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.

OSTC Hospitality (Level 2)

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie and you like working with people, then Hospitality would be a great industry for you. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2).

Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

  • Auckland (international students only)
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Designed for aspiring individuals seeking to achieve their management potential and to stand out from the crowd. With its blend of practical learning, management theory and strategy, the qualification builds on your existing skills and opens up new career possibilities. This programme is only available to international students studying at our Auckland International Campus.




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Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland (international students only)
  • Three years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Develop fundamental management understanding and skills that will allow you to work in a range of management roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a well-respected business degree as this programme has industry experiences at its centre. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience and in Dunedin you can specialise in up to two majors from your second year.