The qualification prepares students to work in the Hospitality industry regionally and nationally.
Why Choose the Diploma in Hospitality Management Programme?
The Diploma in Hospitality Management has been designed to provide entry-level vocational preparation and applied specialisation in the hospitality field. The purpose is to meet the requirements of the Hospitality Management field through the provision of conceptual and procedural knowledge, core abilities, competencies and skills supported by Work Integrated Learning. Graduates will be competent in using a variety of technical, management and practical skills in the daily operations of a hospitality establishment.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:

National Senior Certificate (NSC):

with a diploma endorsement, and English (home language) or English (1st additional language): a minimum rating of 4, and


Senior Certificate:

a minimum symbol of E for English on the higher grade, or D for English on the standard grade, and


National Certificate (Vocational):

a minimum of 40% for Communication or English, and

vocational subjects relevant to hospitality/catering.

The Diploma in Hospitality Management is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Hospitality Management certificate conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

  • Hotel Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R550 000 a year
  • Chef Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R300 000 a year
  • Event Planner – Pay Estimate: +/- R180 000 to R850 000 a year
1st year 1st Semester Subjects Hospitality Management, Office Management and Operations, Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality, Professional Communication, Accommodation Management 1
1st year 2nd Semester Subjects Information Systems for Hospitality, Financial Management for Hospitality, Culinary Studies and Nutrition, Business Management, Food and Beverage Management 1
Choose 1 module: Tourism and Hospitality Languages 1A: French OR Tourism and Hospitality Languages 1B: German
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects Industry Law for Hospitality Events Planning, Catering, Culinary Studies and Menu Planning, Accommodation Management, Hospitality Management 1, 2
2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects Service Excellence and Customer Satisfaction, Financial Management for Hospitality, Food and Beverage Management, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality 2
Choose 1 module: Tourism and Hospitality Languages 1C: Mandarin OR Tourism and Hospitality Languages 1D: isiZulu
3rd Year 1st Semester Subjects Hospitality Management, Accommodation Management, Food and Beverage Management, Catering, Preparation for Workplace Training 2, 3
3rd Year 2nd Semester Subjects Events Planning, Workplace Practice 3
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Diploma in Hospitality Management pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Diploma in Hospitality Management and Catering professional training, you may progress to other programmes offered by the college or earn credits from public tertiary education institutions, subject to the institutions criteria.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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