Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management

Provided by TMC Academy


Awarded by TMC Academy

Course introduction


The Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management programme aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a competent and effective manager in the exciting hospitality and tourism industry, with an added focus on managing travel attractions. Students will learn the key aspects of international hotel and resort management, tourism and visitor attraction management, management techniques, marketing and finance, and more.

Upon completion of this programme, students are eligible to progress to the final year top up Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management. Students are also eligible to gain advanced standing in the degree programmes at universities in Australia and Switzerland.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Course Assessment
Examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Graduation Requirements:
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the ­Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management from TMC Academy.

Area of Studies

Core Modules:
- ICT In the Hospitality and Leisure Industry
- Marketing for Hospitality and Leisure
- International Hotel and Resort Management
- Financial Aspects of Hospitality And Leisure
- Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Leisure
- Event Management
- Tourism Destination Planning
- Contemporary Issues in Leisure Management
Electives (any 4 modules): 
- Communication Management in the Hospitality Industry
- Legal Aspects of Hospitality and Leisure
- Research Methods for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
- Managing Hotel and Hospitality Operations
- Visitor Attraction Management (not offered at the moment)
- Travel and Tourism Geography (not offered at the moment)

Entry Requirements

17 years old

Academic Qualification
Any of the following or equivalent:
- Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects
- TMC Diploma/Foundation Diploma
- Polytechnic Diploma
- Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions (assessed on a case by case basis)

English Proficiency
Any of the following or equivalent:
- At least a C6 at GCE O English
- Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English

Mature Candidates
≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intake Period
January / March / May / July / September / October / November

Full Time: 
14 months*

Part Time: 
18 months*

* may be completed in 12 months (full-time) or 16 months (part-time) in the intensive mode.

Fees & Funding

Funding / Grants
  • Other grants: $5,000 SkillsFuture Study Award