NZQA accredited provider

Level 7


Programme Name Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
Specialised Area Tourism
Qualification Ownership Auckland Institute of Studies Limited
Programme Level NZQF Level 7
Qualification Code NZQA PC9799
Programme Credits 124 credits
Number of papers Dependent on student elective choice
Programme Length 12 months
Tuition fee (International) $18,500 (inclusive)
Tuition fee (Domestic) Please enquire. Scholarships available.

This programme is owned by Auckland Institute of Studies, and delivered at Elite Management School in Wellington. Graduates will be awarded the qualification by Auckland Institute of Studies. 

Programme Aim

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management will have improved knowledge and sound managerial skills relevant to management positions in the tourism, travel, hospitality and airlines industries. The programme is intended to provide the equivalent of a major in a subject other than that in which the student has majored for their first degree.

Graduate Profile

Graduates will be able to:

– Apply appropriate skills and knowledge from their first qualification to relevant contexts in the tourism industry.

– Integrate relevant theory, experience and skills to implement best practice in specific areas of tourism operations and management.

– Relate their experience in working in a tourism environment to the application of broader management principles.

– Draw on the theories and tools of analysis they have learned to manage tourism organisations efficiently and enhance organisational performance.

– Take responsibilities for their own learning, conduct independent investigation, identity problems, and develop creative solutions which exhibit academic rigour.

– Communicate effectively with guests, prospective guests, co-workers, senior management, industry suppliers and other stakeholders.

– Take responsibility for practicing ongoing personal development in the tourism industry.

Graduate Options in Tourism

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Work opportunities in management positions in tourist offices, travel agencies, transport companies, resorts and hospitality industries. Graduates will be able to continue to postgraduate studies in tourism management, or engage in interdisciplinary postgraduate studies utilising their expertise gained in both the GDTM and prior degree studies.

Entry Requirement

All applicants:

  • must hold a Bachelor degree (at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard) awarded by a tertiary institution approved by the AIS Academic Board, or equivalent qualification.

International students must:

  • have an IELTS proficiency level in Academic English at a 6.0 level with no band score lower than 5.5,  OR,
  • TOEFL iBT 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • PToE academic score of 50
  • AIS Test of English Proficiency (TEP) 52/80 (with no band less than 12)
  • gain approval under Admission Regulation 3: Special Admission.

2019 Intake Schedule

We are offering the following intakes and start dates in 2019:

  • 11 March 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 21 October 2019

For further information and enrolment details, please contact us: