(FHTT200)Travel and Tourism.xml (FHTT200)Travel and Tourism

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CourseTravel and Tourism

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme Code




Flexible *

Ara Credits






Vocational Pathways

Service Industries

For more information

Email liaison@ara.ac.nz

Course Content

Get a taste for the careers available in the exciting travel and tourism industry.

This course provides an excellent introduction to travel and tourism. Through field trips to local attractions in the role of a tourist, you'll gain an understanding of the local tourism sector and its cultural aspects.

This course can be paid for through your secondary schools' STAR budget.

* We are happy to work with you to create a timetable that best suits your needs. Please contact youthtransition@ara.ac.nz for more information.

Course Structure

To complete this Youth course you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this course. Please note the number of credits may be different.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
24726 Describe and compare the social and cultural impacts of tourism 1 3 3
24731 Demonstrate knowledge of tourism New Zealand 2 4 4
24728 Demonstrate Knowledge of work roles in tourism 1 3 3
24732 Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs 1 3 3


Academic requirements

To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

IELTS 5.0 Academic (with no band score lower than 5.0).  For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

Study pathways

With a taste for tourism, you can further your studies with the Certificate in Travel Operations Level 4, the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Level 3 and 4 or the Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5.


Potential careers in the travel and tourism industry include travel agent, tour guide, flight attendant or cruise ship attendant.