New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Tourism and Travel)
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) (Tourism and Travel)

  • We are evolving

    From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
    Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.

  • Locations and dates


    17 July 2023
  • Length

    19 weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2021: $3,232 plus $120 Student Services Levy; 2022 Fee TBC

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


The Nelson region is the perfect place to study Tourism and Travel.

A great place to study Tourism and Travel

At NMIT you will gain a broad experience of what a career in tourism and travel can offer. We have one of New Zealand's top tourist spots, the Abel Tasman, just down the road.

The region also has a wide variety of tourism businesses including boutique craft brewers, wine, local seafood, a strong creative arts community as well as hosting many annual events and conferences. On this programme you will take part in onsite visits to local tourism businesses to build your network in the industry and to learn what the industry needs from its staff.

Become work-ready for industry

You will gain skills in customer service, guiding and teamwork and go on site visits to tourism operators, the airport and hotels.

You will also gain knowledge of the major New Zealand tourism destinations, the relevant legislation to tourism and travel workplaces, and the structure and operations of New Zealand's tourism industry post-COVID so you can successfully find work in this exciting field.

A comment from a local tourism employer mentioned how well graduates were doing and that they "would like to continue to support the great programme you offer."

Flexible to suit your life

Our Tourism programmes are student friendly, to suit diverse personal situations and learning styles. The focus of learning is to gain skills and knowledge for work in the industry and you are encouraged to apply for jobs. If you are successful, you can be released to start working when the employer needs you, with help from the programme coordinator to have a plan in place to complete assessments in the workplace and online so you successfully complete your qualification. Talk to us about how we can meet your needs.

COVID-19 vaccine

The Government COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021(external link) has been extended to include high-risk workers in the hospitality and service industries such as hair, beauty and fitness sector.

This has implications for our learners and staff who have close contact, customer facing, roles in the teaching and learning environment, and learner work placements.

The effect of this is that vaccination will soon be mandatory.

With the introduction of the Order, NMIT cannot secure placements for learners who are not vaccinated. If your vaccination status cannot be confirmed it is likely you will not be able to complete your qualification.








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