New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4).xml New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

CertificateFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$3,330 - $3,700







Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

20 January for February start


Christchurch - Madras Street


Expand your career opportunities within the dynamic travel and tourism industry.

Studied concurrently with the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3, this programme blends theory with real-world learning to cover essential skills needed to work in travel consultancy environments.

You'll learn how to use industry-standard systems and processes, research travel products, plan itineraries, prepare quotes, develop and maintain relationships and provide excellent customer service. You and your classmates will also plan and undertake a week-long educational trip, and stage a travel expo attended by travel and tourism industry professionals, to showcase your year's work.

Credit recognition

Credit Recognition may be available for this programme. If you’ve previously completed study in this area please contact the relevant academic department for cross credit/credit transfer options. If you’ve gained related skills and knowledge through work experience, talk to our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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
  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) with strand in Tourism and Travel (or equivalent).

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. 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.

    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 as a junior consultant in a travel consultancy, or in the delivery of travel products across a range of organisations in the travel industry.

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