International Students

Entry Requirements

Age Requirements

All students must be 18 years or older upon commencement of either programme

Academic Requirements

The Diploma of Hospitality Management is accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as a Level 5 qualification.

To gain entry into this programme, you must satisfy the following criteria:

If studying in NZ students need to attain 48 level 2 credits over 4 subjects including 4 level 2 credits in reading and 4 level 2 credits in writing: candidates also need 10 Numeracy credits (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate (IB) Students: At least 3 passes in SL subjects including Mathematics and English

Cambridge/CIE Students: CIE (Cambridge International Exam) candidates must attain at least 60 UCAS points (from the UCAS Tariff) over two or more subjects and have IGCSE Mathematics Grade D or better and AS English Language or AS English Literature with Grade E or better.

Students studying out side of NZ must have successfully passed 12 years of schooling equivalent to the above NZ requirements. A full list of equivalencies may be found at the following link: QRC international academic equivalences

English Language Requirements

Students enrolling in either the Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management or the Diploma of Hospitality Management need to achieve the following:

  • IELTS (academic) score of 6.0 with no less than 6.0 in speaking and 5.0 in any other band or equivalent.

 English Language Pathways

QRC has developed articulation agreements and pathways with a number of leading English Schools in New Zealand. Students are able to be assessed internally by each institution as an alternative to an IELTS assessment.

Students enrolling in either the Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management or the Diploma of Hospitality Management need to have an IELTS (academic) score of 6.0 with no less than 6.0 in speaking and 5.0 in any other band or equivalent.

Although IELTS is our preferred assessment method we understand that some students may prefer to have other options.

As such QRC has formed articulations with the following reputable English schools in New Zealand:



Email: admissions@acg.ac.nz
Website: www.acgedu.com

New Zealand Language Centres

Email : info@akldlang.co.nz
Website : www.learnenglish.co.nz

Languages International

Email: info@languages.ac.nz
Website: www.languages.ac.nz

Kaplan International College

Tel: + 64 9 307 6507
Email: newzealand@kaplan.com
Website: www.kaplanaspect.com


Southern Lakes English College

Website: www.slec.co.nz

ABC College of English

Website: www.abc.ac.nz

Language Schools NZ

Web: www.languageschool.co.nz


Languages International

Website: www.languages.ac.nz


Students can be internally assessed at the above schools without having to sit a formal IELTS exam. Please contact each school directly for further details.


Download the International fee schedule for the Hospitality Management Diploma.  

It is a requirement of the NZ Government that all year one fees are to be paid in advance before the issuing of a Student Visa. No deferred payment schemes are available


Start Dates  2016

Tuition ($NZ) Year 1

Tuition ($NZ) Year 2

Diploma of Hospitality Management

Apr 07
Jul 06

Tuition Fee $20,000

Enrolment Fee $200

Course-related costs $2,500

Insurance $454

TOTAL $23,154

Tuition Fee $20,000

Course-related costs $1,200

Insurance $242

TOTAL $21,442

For a more detailed breakdown of Diploma fee's please download the 2016 International Fees sheet.

The above fees include a non-refundable placement fee of NZ$500 which is payable immediately to secure enrolment.

General Fees

Some courses and services accrue additional costs. All charges relating to your chosen course will be itemised on your Invoice. If you have any questions regarding General Fee charges, please email .


  • Accommodation placement fee: NZ$200.00
  • Travel and medical insurance for international students = from $71 per month, $242 per 6 months or $454 per year

Opening Hours and Public Holidays

QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College closes for the Christmas period.

Where tuition is affected by QRC observance of New Zealand public holidays, a minimum of three days shall constitute a week for tuition and fee purposes. Please refer to the QRC Year Calendars available in the downloads section.


Medical and Travel Insurance

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students studying abroad are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health.

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying abroad in New Zealand. QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College will organise these insurances for you.

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs.

Student support Counselling and Support for International Students on Campus

If you have a personal concern or problem, please speak to a term advisor and / or student support person. There are many ways we can assist you and you will be referred to someone with the skills and sensitivity to address an issue with you. We have confidence in these people and invite them to be with you when needed.

The Code of Practice for International Students

When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. New Zealand educational providers have an important responsibility for international students' welfare under the Code of Practice for International Students.

The Code is a document which provides a framework for service delivery by educational providers and their agents to international students. The Code sets out the minimum standards of advice and care that are expected of educational providers with respect to international students.

The Code applies to all educational providers in New Zealand with students enrolled on international study permits. The Code is mandatory to these providers and must be signed by them.

QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. The Code is available online from the Ministry of Education website.

International Students Complaints Process


When you enrol from overseas, your agent or local NZ Trade Office will advise you of the visa application process. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz.

Want to chat with our friendly International Recruitment Manager, contact Andrea Preston on or +64 3 409 0500.


Our relationship with our appointed agents is very important to us and we welcome interest from agencies from around the world. However, QRC will generally only appoint agents with prior experience in enrolling students into New Zealand.

QRC does not accept unsolicited student applications through non-registered agents, therefore, an agent must have a formal agreement for representation from QRC before the application will be assessed.

How to become an agent

QRC is very selective in its choice of agents and the number of appointments is strictly limited. To apply to become a QRC-appointed agent, you can download the Application Form and fill it out before faxing or returning it to the College. All other enquiries should be directed to contact Andrea Preston on or +64 3 409 0500.