New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

Learn about current business practice, event planning and team leadership. Travel to a regional destination to learn first-hand from local tourism providers. Study the industry, business systems and business development. Benefit from small classes. Learn from experienced tutors.

What you will learn

  • Learn about the different aspects of the tourism industry and its importance to New Zealand and the economy
  • Grow your marketing, communications and event planning skills
  • Participate in a field trip to investigate how a region develops and promotes its tourism products and services
  • Develop business plans for new enterprises
  • Learn how the development of people and systems can contribute to business success


Career opportunities

Work as a supervisor in tourism businesses, as a business development coordinator, i-SITE host or in other business roles for tourist attractions.


Entry criteria

Under 20 years

NCEA Level 3 - including 3 approved subjects at Level 3 (as specified on the NZQA list) made up of 14 credits each or two approved subjects made up of 14 credits each plus a minimum of 14 credits in Tourism at Level 3, and 10 credits NCEA Level 2 literacy or above – 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing (as specified on the NZQA list) and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy, or above (as specified on the NZQA list).

Or a Level 4 qualification in a related field (for example – New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 4); or relevant personal, practical, professional or educational experience.

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 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.


Trimester 3 intake 2018:

The Trimester 3 intake is for current students only. Only one paper is available, NT5007 Tourism Business Systems and Processes.

New students will need to enrol into 2019 intake to start this programme. 


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