Despite the challenges that the South African economy has faced over the years, the Tourism and Hospitality Industry has been able to demonstrate an increase in employment opportunities. According to Statistics South Africa (2017), the Tourism and Hospitality Industry employed over 11 million people in more than 830 000 establishments in 2016. Obtaining broad oversight of the different responsibilities of each manager working in the hotel industry and gaining tools and skills to be an effective manager puts you in a strong position for a career in this exciting and growing industry.
Successful management is about acting and thinking like a leader, activating your best self and unlocking potential in others. It entails having a true passion for your staff while managing business performance to the desired outcome. The aim of this course is to guide your knowledge in the different management skills needed in the hospitality industry so that you can be more effective in your work environment.
Annadia van der Merwe has a Master’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality. She is currently a lecturer at the International Hotel School, presenting various managerial, procedural and theoretical subjects. She has several years of practical experience working in different sectors of the industry, from restaurant management, to functions and events coordination, and now shares her passion through teaching.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.