Ara Institute Of Canterbury Graduate Diploma In Hospitality Management

Develop your hospitality expertise to co-ordinate and plan the operational aspects of running a food and beverage service.



With this programme you will have the expertise to strategically direct the future focus of your organisation with regards to Food and Beverage, and Accommodation and Facilities.

You will combine your knowledge and skills gained into a practical industry project, completed within a work context further developing your skills and ability, whilst assisting an organisation to resolve a business issue. Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs$6,700 – $7,500 per yearIndicative Student Services Fee$320 per yearInternational costs$21,310 per yearInternational Levy$523.50 per yearValid ToDecember 31, 2021

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in any field excluding hospitality management.

Alternative Requirements

Still want to study but don’t meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.



English Requirements

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives¬†English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.


Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

What To Study

  • Customer Engagement
  • Food and Beverage Operations Management
  • Front Office Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour