Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (Level 7)

Programme highlights

With tourism as the second-largest export earner for New Zealand, managers and supervisors with the ability to understand the sector and its issues, as well as plan for its growth and future, are essential to any tourism business or product.

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management will give you the skills necessary to guide and run businesses in this fast-paced and people focused industry.

You will learn the supervisory and management skills needed for a range of hospitality businesses. Your studies will give you the tools to understand the benefits of sustainable tourism, manage and operate accommodation services and tourist destinations, market and sell tourism products and destinations using a variety of media, and understand the industry from a strategic and operational perspective. Your skills will be relevant in both New Zealand and overseas.

Additionally, you will graduate having worked on a real-world tourism project for a local business, ensuring you possess both skills and hands-on experience when you enter the job market.

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Fast-track your programme of study to graduate sooner

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster. To learn more make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,200 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN4553
Duration

One year (full-time) or part-time

Study Method One year (full-time) or part-time
Credits 120
International Fees $20,300 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification MIT Graduate Diploma

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field.

OR

Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree).

OR

7.2.3.     Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years' full-time work experience [relevant to business studies].

AND

7.2.4.     Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities include roles in tourism festival event management, local and national council event co-ordination, airport operational management, transport management, policy planning for tourism destinations, marketing and communications for national or local tourism organisations and destination branding.

Programme structure

The Graduate Diploma consists of the following courses:
Level 6

445.604 Tourism Multimedia

Students will gain an appreciation of the influence multimedia, and in particular social media, has on the marketing and selling of tourism products and destinations. Students will also have the opportunity to create multimedia product and content, for use in a tourism enterprise

445.606 Tourism Industry and Enterprises

Students will gain an understanding of the historical development of tourism. They will analyse and examine its structure and the components which make up the tourism industry nationally and internationally. They will look at tourism enterprises from an operational perspective and the strategies which drive their success in this dynamic business environmen

445.608 Accommodation Services Management

Students will gain an understanding of management and operational concepts for the sustainable operation of accommodation organisations.

Level 7

445.701 Contemporary Issues in the Tourism Industry

The student will be able to critically examine contemporary issues in human resource management locally nationally and internationally. Once identified the issues will be evaluated for their impact on the human resource professional and the human resource function within organisations. The issues researched and analysed will reflect the dynamic nature of the current HRM environment

445.703 Destination Management

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the multifaceted and complex, strategies and practices involved with the management of a sustainable tourist destination.

341.753 Industry Project Part A (15 Credits)

You will carry out a project for a host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your graduate diploma by identifying a project, host organisation and presenting a proposal.

341.754 Industry Project Part B (30 Credits)

Develop capabilities related to your chosen area of specialisation, in a “hands-on” immersion in industry practice. Enable you to apply your learning, test the relevance of academic theories to the workplace and reflect critically on this relationship between your academic study and industry practice. You will carry out a significant work assignment for the host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your major and present a project report in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, MIT Manukau, Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue, Manukau (directly above Manukau Station)

Need help applying?

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Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

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Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

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