Diploma: Hospitality Management

Offering Type:  Full-time

Duration: 3 years (Full-time)


Career Opportunities

A qualification in Hospitality Management opens doors to career opportunities in any hospitality institution, including hotels, restaurants, game lodges, food service units, private and executive catering enterprises, and training facilities.

The students are encouraged to consider the entrepreneurial opportunities opened to them on completion of their studies.


Entry Requirements

  • A Senior Certificate is a pre-requisite.
  • A minimum higher-grade E symbol pass in English is a requirement.
  • Passes in Mathematics, Business Economics, Accounting, Hotel Keeping and Catering are recommended and preferred.
  • First-time applicants in the process of obtaining their Matriculation Qualification may submit their latest official symbols and may be wait-listed or conditionally accepted.
  • Final Matriculation Results are scored according to the Swedish Rating Scale (SRS) - each subject is scored according to the symbol obtained.
HG 8 7 6 5 4 2 0
SG 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

  • For the purpose of selection into the Hospitality Management Programme some Matriculation subjects are more applicable to the programme than others and so are given a greater weighting:
  • Applicants are ranked according to a system where their SRS scores attained are multiplied by the Weight Factor. For example: An A-symbol in Accountancy SG calculates as: 6(SRS) X 4(WEIGHT) = 24. This exercise is repeated for all the final year school subjects taken and the total thereof is the WRS.

        WEIGHT              FACTOR

SCHOOL SUBJECTS

5

Accounting HG; Business Economics HG; English First Language HG; Mathematics HG, Hotel Keeping and Catering SG

4

Accounting SG; Business Economics SG; English First Language SG; English Second Language HG;  Mathematics SG

3

Commerce HG: Economics HG;  English Second Language SG

2

Biology HG; Commercial Mathematics HG; Commerce SG; Economics SG; Geography HG, History HG; Physical Science HG

1

All other School Subjects

  • An applicant whose WRS is 35 or greater is accepted but can still be subject to undergoing a scientific selection process of psychometric testing.
  • Applicants may be expected to participate in a selection interview and write a motivational essay.
  • (Applicants with a WRS of 30 to 34 are wait-listed; those with less than 30 are not selected).
  • All successful applicants selected for the programme are required to do the English Language Skills Assessment (ELSA) test.
  • Exit Level Qualifications can only be granted on application and after the successful completion of all the academic requirements of the relevant NQF Academic Structure.
  • These are only available after a learner has decided to discontinue their studies (before completing all the requirements of the 360 credit qualification) and have not been registered for a period of less than two years.

DIPLOMA/DEGREE CREDITS

  • Each subject carries a credit value. In order to meet the outcome of each NQF level, 120 credits need to be accumulated at each level.
  • National Diplomas (NQF 6) require 360 credits in total.
NEW NSC ADMISSION RATING SYSTEM  

RATING
CODE

RATING

MARKS %

7

Outstanding Achievement

80-100

6

Meritorious Achievement

70-79

5

Substantial Achievement

60-69

4

Adequate Achievement

50-59

3

Moderate Achievement

40-49

2

Elementary Achievement

30-39

1

Not Achieved

0-29

 

NEW MINIMUM NSC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS    

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

NSC
RATING       

WEIGHT
FACTOR

English (Home Language)

4

3

English (Additional Language)

4

3

Life Orientation

3

2

Maths Literacy OR Maths

3

3

3

3

THREE other recommended 2 credit subjects*

3

3

Or all other 20 credit subjects

4

1

 *Recommended Subjects

Accountancy, Hotel Keeping & Catering/Hospitality Management, Home Economics and Economics

Admission Point Score (APS) is determined by your Achieved NSC Rating X NSC Weight Factor. For example, Meritorious Achievement in English (Home Language) calculates as 6 (Your Achieved NSC rating code) X 3 (WEIGHT) = 18.

Minimum Score Required for Applying: 40

Minimum Score for Unconditional Acceptance: 50

The completion of each subject at the lower level is a requirement for registration of the same subject at a higher level.

All modules of a subject must be completed before a subject is regarded as having been passed.

All subjects in the first year National Diploma Hospitality Management are compulsory.

There are no optional offerings in the first year of study.

All offerings are subject to both minimum and maximum enrolment number criteria.


Curriculum

For details of the curriculum and other rules, download a copy of Butterworth's 2021 Faculty of Management Sciences prospectus.