Diploma in Hospitality and Culinary Management (Level 6) – Culinary

Central Auckland - 3 February 2025

The Culinary Collective

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 6
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
40 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
28 November 2025

Learn invaluable business strategy skills and the latest food industry trends as you research, develop and design a new food product or service - pitching it, testing it and tweaking it to get it ready for market. The course includes a 20 week paid internship, where you’ll put your new business and management knowledge to the test in a real hospitality or food company.

100 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

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New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 6)

Domestic Students

  • You need to be at least 18 years old.

  • Have a New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5, New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 or an equivalent qualification. 

  • Or have relevant and current industry experience. 

International Students

  • You need to be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the course.

  • Have completed secondary school overseas or New Zealand Year 11 or have equivalent work experience.

  • If English is your second language, you need an English level of 6 IELTS or equivalent with no band score lower than 5.5 (other English tests or evidence of your English language ability may be approved as advised by NZQA).

  • You must have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

  • You may need to pass a reading/writing test.

- Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here.

- Course costs for International students are available here.


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website.


If you meet certain conditions you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances.

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz


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