New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Operations endorsement)
Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations endorsement)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates


    20 July 2020
  • Length

    19 weeks full-time: 17 teaching weeks plus 2 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2020 $3,168 plus $120 Student Services Levy

    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

    NZ2202 - New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4)

Ensuring the future sustainability, kaitiakitanga, of New Zealand's tourism industry underpins this programme.

Join a growing industry

New Zealand's number one export industry of tourism continues to grow rapidly and evolve with emerging strong markets in tourists from China and India. On this programme you learn to evaluate the new types of tourists coming to New Zealand, to match their needs to experiences available. You will also analyse business systems and processes, including recruiting staff and sustainable practices.

You will have the opportunity to interact with industry so you can feel confident and capable to work in the exciting area of Tourism and Travel. You will be actively involved in discussions on the challenges the industry faces in New Zealand and present your ideas of sustainable tourism management.

Great place to study Tourism and Travel

Nelson's booming tourism and travel sector, took Nelson to the top of the ABS Regional Economic Scoreboard in 2017 with year on year growth in both domestic and international visitors. Nelson airport is currently undergoing a $32 million upgrade and is the sixth busiest in the country requiring staff with tourism and travel qualifications. The region is unique in New Zealand with three national parks.

Join the busy Tourism and Travel sector this coming season.

You will graduate from this programme with robust, broad-based operational skills and be capable in using the Amadeus travel reservation system used by the travel industry worldwide so you can apply confidently for vacancies in the tourism and travel sector.

If you are looking to start up or buy a tourism business or for change in career into tourism and travel, this programme will provide you with what you need.

If you gain employment before the end of the programme, there are flexible options so you can take up the job and still complete your qualification.

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.

As well as the programmes below, there is a new Tourism and Hospitality Management programme coming soon. To be kept up to date with developments, sign up to our email updates on Tourism and Hospitality Management(external link)

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