New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Operations endorsement)
Level 4

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

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates


    19 July 2021
  • 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.

Be part of a dynamic and evolving industry

Bring your passion and creativity and be a part of the rebuild of the New Zealand tourism industry. Our international borders may be closed for now but our domestic and local tourism market is gaining strength and is set to fill the gaps, especially with regions like Nelson that are already on our domestic friend’s regular destination lists.

Right from the get-go we are seeing Kiwi’s using the opportunity to explore their own backyard and embrace the opportunity to travel around our beautiful country.

This programme offers the opportunity to meet with industry and interact with a number of roles which will offer you clarity for your future career path. You will also learn how to use sustainable tourism management and savvy staff recruitment skills and grow your expertise in analysing business systems and processes.

Great place to study Tourism and Travel

Nelson has always been a unique and popular New Zealand 'go-to' in the domestic tourism market with many Kiwi’s making it their annual summer spot, and many businesses holding their conferences in our friendly region.

Bounded by three national parks, the Nelson region offers experiences for everyone from the mountains to the sea and is known for the artist communities, vineyards and boutique food and beverage producers that abound.

It’s no surprise that our travel and tourism sector took Nelson to the top of the ASB Regional Economic Scoreboard in 2017 with year-on growth in both Domestic and International visitors. This has been supported with an influx of New Zealanders re-locating to the region and is reflected by the growth seen at the Nelson Airport, which has recently undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade to support our growing infra-structure.

All of this means that not only is Nelson an accessible and great place to study Travel and Tourism but that it is an innovative and forward-moving region that is well poised to be a significant part of the recovery of New Zealand Tourism. 

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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