Diploma in Hospitality Management | UMP

APS Required



3 year(s)







  • Minimum APS: 24 with Mathematics or 25 with Mathematical Literacy
  • Diploma Endorsement
  • English (Home or First Additional Language): Level 4
  • Mathematics Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy: Level 4
  • One Additional Language
  • Any other Four Subjects

Career Prospects

General Career Paths:

  • Hotels: Front desk operations, reservations, guest relations, food and beverage service, housekeeping.
  • Restaurants: Front of house management, bar management, kitchen supervisory roles.
  • Events Management: Catering, venue coordination, logistics, event planning
  • Tourism: Tour operations, travel agencies, destination marketing.
  • Customer Service: Positions across various industries where guest-facing skills are essential.

South Africa Specific Considerations:

  • Growth of Tourism: South Africa’s tourism industry is significant, offering diverse opportunities in hotels, lodges, resorts, and unique attractions.
  • Upscale Development: There’s a rise in luxury hotels and resorts, creating a demand for skilled hospitality professionals.
  • Events and Conferences: South Africa hosts many major international events, providing opportunities within the events management sector.
  • Entrepreneurship: The diploma provides a solid base for starting your own hospitality business (B&B, catering company, small tour operation, etc.)

Potential Job Titles:

  • Guest Relations Officer
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager
  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Events Coordinator
  • Reservations Agent
  • Lodge Manager (smaller establishments)
  • Tour Guide
  • Banquet Supervisor

Companies/Organizations to Target

  • Major hotel chains (both local and international)
  • Boutique hotels and lodges
  • Conference and event centers
  • Restaurants and catering companies
  • Tourism boards and destination operators
  • Travel agencies

Further Development:

Your Diploma in Hospitality Management provides a strong foundation. To enhance your career progression, consider:

  • Specializations: Courses in specific areas (wine knowledge, events management, etc.)
  • Business Skills: Modules in accounting, marketing, or entrepreneurship would be valuable.
  • Experience: Internships and entry-level roles offer practical experience and increase your marketability.
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