New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) Tourism and Travel

Experience the tourism industry through a field trip to Rotorua and visits to many local visitor attractions. Discover the best entry role for you. Build customer service skills and knowledge of New Zealand’s great destinations. Learn to use the reservations software Amadeus that is used in the industry.

What you will learn

  • Gain an introduction to the fundamentals of travel and tourism
  • Learn practical skills in customer service
  • Gain experience in ticketing and reservations
  • Gain an understanding of marketing

Career options

There are many opportunities here and overseas with roles in tour guiding, visitor centres, tourist attractions, airlines, rental car companies, hotels and cruise ships.

Entry criteria

Under 20 years

A minimum of 40 credits in NCEA Level 1 including 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or above (as specified on the NZQA list) made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing and 10 numeracy credits at Level 1 or above (as specified on the NZQA list).

Over 20 years

 If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

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