New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) with Tourism and Travel Strand.xml New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) with Tourism and Travel Strand

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

CertificateFull-time, 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2199

Domestic

$3,300 - $3,800

Starts

February, July

International

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

20 January for February start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Equip yourself for a wide variety of career opportunities in the travel and tourism industry.

Studied concurrently with the New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4, this entry level programme is designed to give you a broad understanding and awareness of the travel and tourism industry. You'll learn from expert tutors, plus a wide range of guest speakers, and you'll visit a range of travel and tourism-related operations.

You'll also gain skills and knowledge in researching and evaluating travel and tourism products; planning itineraries; customer service and sales, team work, and essential workplace/industry practices, policies and legislation. These experiences will help you decide which roles or areas within travel or tourism you might wish to pursue.

Career opportunities

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of entry level roles within tourism, travel and the broader aviation sector. These roles may include reservation consultant, visitor host, booking assistant or front desk administrator for the likes of car hire operators and tourism attractions.

Study pathways

This programme is the ideal preparation for the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management or the Bachelor of Applied Management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Tourism Studies

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 10 NCEA Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 Numeracy credits.

    OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

    Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

You can apply online for this programme or you can:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International application form.

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.