Diploma | 3 Year | NQF 6 (360 credits) | SAQA ID: 96710


The diploma in Hospitality Management programme aims to equip learners with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that will enable them to be confident and independent and to contribute responsibly in the economic reconstruction, development and growth, and to adapt to and survive in an economically complex world.

After three years of intensive training the qualified learner will be fully capable of functioning as a Hospitality Industry Manager and meet the high standards and the requirements set by the Hospitality industry and enable the learner to be in demand nationally and internationally.

Ideal for...

Individual who:

  • wants to follow a career in the hospitality industry regardless of age
  • likes the ever changing world of this industry and do not want to be limited to time and place
  • sees human interaction and customer service as a challenge

Admission Requirements

NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Diploma studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Diploma studies, as specified by UMALUSI

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Year 1: 200 hours practical work experience.

Year 2: 400 hours practical work experience.

Year 3: 900 hours experiential learning in the industry during the last 6 months of the year.

Career Opportunities
  • Hotel Manager
  • Guest House Manager
  • Lodge Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Banqueting Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Rooms Division Manager
  • Front Office Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Entrepreneur
Year 1
  • Hospitality Operations I
  • Culinary Studies I - Theory and Practical
  • Food and Beverage Management I
  • Business Management I
  • Events Management - Theory and Practical
  • Safety and Nutritional Planning
Year 2
  • Hospitality Operations II
  • Culinary Studies II - Theory and Practical
  • Food and Beverage Management II
  • Business Management II
  • Hospitality Legislation
Year 3
  • Hospitality Operations III
  • Culinary Studies III - Theory and Practical
  • Food and Beverage Management III
  • Human Resource & Financial Management
Compulsory Extras
  • Introductory Wine Course (CWA)
  • First Aid Course (Level 1)
  • Bartending Course
  • Micros Fidelio (Hotel Booking System)

Hospitality Management is offered at:

Centurion, Klerksdorp