Hospitality Business Magazine

Alpine study destination adds new diploma


The Remarkable Mountains, Queenstown.

Queenstown Resort College has announced its first degree level qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is now open for applications.

“The new diploma has been developed in collaboration with the industry to ensure the course is not only relevant but will produce highly-skilled, in-demand industry professionals,”  says Charlie Phillips, CEO of Queenstown Resort College.

“A stand-out feature of the course is the 200-hour internship which will allow students to work on mainstream projects within the sector while also gaining operational experience.

“It is intended to provide the theoretical and operational base in tourism and hospitality knowledge and skills required by those aspiring to work towards management positions in the industry. The taught and internship elements of the GDTHM would give graduates a more in-depth skills base, and a strong foundation in contextualised critical analysis relating to the tourism and hospitality industry.”

As Queenstown’s first Category One, Level Seven  education programme, the diploma is set to enhance the region’s educational offering and help to establish Queenstown as a serious study destination on the international stage.

The QRC Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality is a one year programme of specialist industry study, research and work experience. Graduates will enter the workforce with the skills, knowledge and attitude required to work in leadership roles with the potential to advance through to management positions.

“Having just returned from China with a Study Queenstown contingent, there was very strong interest in the new graduate diploma. This is an excellent addition to the higher education product offering in Queenstown, and will ensure we continue to attract high quality domestic and international students to the region” said Arron Halstead, Study Queenstown Manager.

Applications are now open for the first intake in April in 2017. For further information go to : www.