- 17 weeks full-time; not available part-time
On campus - blended delivery, face-to-face teaching in the classroom and online learning
- February 2023
- Until start date
Dunedin22 February 202119 April 2021 - 30 April 2021
Dunedin26 July 20214 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
Adventurous, friendly and enthusiastic? Enjoy meeting new people and keen to travel?
Then the tourism industry could be for you and this programme is the perfect first step to discovering that!
This hands-on certificate will give you a great understanding of the tourism and travel industry. At the same time, it's open entry (which means you don't need any previous academic qualifications) and provides a great taster of what studying at a Polytechnic is all about, preparing you for further diploma- or degree-level study.
You'll develop your process for researching, your computer skills and your time management skills - whilst gaining confidence through exploring your own personal learning style.
You'll gain the skills to deliver a quality visitor experience through your knowledge of tourism destinations and will also be able to provide excellent customer service and information advice, and contribute to the overall effectiveness of a tourism business.
Graduates will be able to work in a variety of roles in the tourism industry, in areas such as customer service and sales, and in frontline, attraction and activity positions.
Or, you may choose to continue with your study. By successfully completing this programme, you will have guaranteed entry* into the:
- New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)
- New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)
- Bachelor of Applied Management.
*as long as you meet the stated English Language requirements.
- Open entry.
- If English is not your first language, you must provide:
- New Zealand University Entrance OR
- Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
- Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see here for NZQA proficiency table and here for list of recognised proficiency tests).
If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.
What will I learn?
|Skills for Successful Tertiary Study||Prepare for successful tertiary study||15|
|Building Communication Competence||Learn how to effectively use a variety of communication strategies to support your learning and your future career pathway in New Zealand||15|
|Introduction to Tourism and Travel||Learn about the tourism industry (both domestically and internationally) and the range of roles and career options available||15|
|Tourism and Travel Today||Gain an awareness of issues that impact the tourism and travel industry. Learn about future trends and how these impact tourism destinations||15|
What's the workload?
You'll need to spend about 18 hours each week in lectures and practical work sessions. You'll also be expected to spend about 12 hours per week in self-directed study.
Student loans and allowances
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.