KPT/JPS (R2/811/4/0113) (MQA/FA 1843) (11/27)

Diploma in Hotel Management (Work Based Learning)

Course ID
2 Years 6 Month
Credit Hour
92 Credits

(R2/811/4/0113)(11/27)(MQA/FA 1843)

This program focus on a hands-on experience with the industry partner in 18 months duration. Students may get the exposure in a real-world of working in the hospitality.

In this program, students able to develop operational skills such as in Front Office, Kitchen Operation, Food and Beverage Services and Housekeeping.

The aim for this program is work-based learning, where students in their final year of study undertake the syllabus in an industrial placement. Teaching and learning activities are co-taught by industry and will be evaluate by industrial supervisors and academic.

Assessments will include work-based assignments, reports, presentations and on-job evaluations are among some of the forms of assessments. After WBL, there is a good chance that the industrial partner will hire the student. One goal of the WBL mode is for participating businesses to find, develop, and hold onto potential employees who can join their team after completing their education and contribute to filling staffing gaps.

Throughout the WBL phase, the industry supervisor’s duty as a “teacher” is augmented by academic. Each participating organisation will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining their commitment and obligations to Innovative International College and the partnering industrial partner. Finally, the development and results of the interaction with the participating organisation will be periodically reviewed, and if necessary, action will be taken.


Innovative International College programmes are available across several intake dates throughout the year. We encourage students to apply a month before intake starts to ensure a smooth registration, on-boarding and orientation process before classes begins.

Entry requirements

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Pass in SPM or equivalent with 3 credits including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.


*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the college Admissions Department.

Course structure and modules

The curriculum places a strong emphasis on key skills in communication, human relations, hospitality operations, and cultural diversity.

1st Year

  • English Proficiency
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Principle of Management, Fundamentals of Food
  • Introduction of Hospitality Industry
  • Bahasa Malaysia A/B
  • English for Communication
  • Food Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Restaurant Operation
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Studies
  • Basic Cookery
  • Business Communication in Hospitality Industry
  • Malaysian Studies

2nd Year

  • Industrial Training

3rd Year

  • Industrial Training

Career opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this program, it will serve as your benchmark for starting any of these fascinating jobs, including:

Business Development Manager

Convention / Events Planner

Cost Control Manager

Customer Service Manager

Director of Operations

Exhibition Manager

Executive Housekeeper

Director of Food & Beverage

Director of Marketing

Director of Restaurants

Director of Sales

Front Office Manager

Hotel Manager

Human Resource Manager

Public Relations Manager

Purchasing Manager

Restaurant Manager

Revenue Manager

Rooms Division Manager

Training Manager