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 2019)

Programme code



$3,360 - $3,880







Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

20 June for July 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.

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 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
  • 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) or equivalent.

    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
  • 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?

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

Additional requirements
English requirements










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.