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Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

International Close Date: 20 June for July start

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

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.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$5,103 - $5,533 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2024

40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

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

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

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.

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.
  • 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?

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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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 Diploma in Hospitality Management, or the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Level 7).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Tourism studies

New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

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

Type Certificate
Code NZ2204
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 20 June for July start
Credits 60
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2204-STRU

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$5,103 - $5,533 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2024

Placements or workplace assignments are an integral part of this programme. You don’t need to supply evidence of your Covid vaccination status to apply for or to study this programme but please be aware that some workplaces may require evidence from you that you are fully vaccinated for Covid before allowing you to complete work at their organisation. The number of organisations at which your workplace can be completed may be impacted, depending on your vaccination status.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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