Course Overview

Are you looking for a career with huge potential, in a stimulating and dynamic field?

Tourism and travel operators want the right people, with the right skills, to assist clients and visitors achieve a unique holiday experience, and to support the regional development that is required.

This one-year qualification allows you to experience and learn about the national and international tourism industry, and the delivery of a quality visitor experience. You'll build skills in tourism and travel management work practices while learning about the wider tourism and hospitality sector and its fit within the business environment.

Industry visits, field trips and loads of opportunities for hands-on learning make up this practical course.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Feb 2025 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time study available

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,896 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course can apply for roles with employers including:

  • trainee and junior management or supervisor positions in a range of travel and tourism sectors:
    • travel providers
    • activity and attraction operators
    • accommodation
    • conferences/events

Topics you'll cover

Compulsory topics in this course:

  • Professionalism and Core Skills for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Introduction to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Supervisory Skills for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Showcasing Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Gastronomy
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Planning and Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise

You will also study TWO of the four topics below:

  • Tourism Operating Environments
  • The Destination Experience
  • Tourism Event Planning Fundamentals
  • Travel Industry Knowledge

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,896 for domestic students
Course related costs

$300 for field trips

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 2 plus 42 credits at Level 3 or equivalent, OR
  • a Level 3 or Level 4 related qualification or equivalent, OR
  • evidence of ability to meet the academic requirements.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time study available

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