The GATE-SHA Higher Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management is a three-year program, in which four semesters are focused to theoretical and practical learning on campus (academic semesters) and two semesters are completed on a industry exposure experience (practicum semesters) a hotel, restaurant or other hospitality establishment. This course of study is for students intending to pursue a managerial career in the hospitality industry. There are two different modules for the course of study:
Module 1
The students complete two academic semesters, after which they are assigned to an industrial exposure experience of one year, fulfilling the requirements for their two practicum semesters.
Module 2
Upon their admission, the students must complete academic semesters, after which they are assigned to an industrial exposure experience, the first practicum semester. After completing this first internship, the students return to college for their third and fourth academic semesters, which are followed by the last practicum semester.
 
Academic Semesters 1 and 2 concentrate on the Food and Beverage Service, Food production, Room Division, Housekeeping and Administration areas of the hospitality industry, together with English, study skills, Information Technology and French,Chinese and German language studies. Academic Semesters 3 and 4 focus on advanced management subjects.