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
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CertificateFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$3,280 - $3,600







Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

20 January for February start


Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru


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.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 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
  • NCEA Level 2

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Ara literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










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

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 National Diploma in Hospitality Management or the Bachelor of Applied Management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Tourism Studies