New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3)

19 Weeks
Whangārei

The first of two qualifications which, when studied consecutively over 12 months, will give you the skills to get started in the travel industry.

A Bright Future For Our Tourism Industry

In the first six months, you’ll learn all the theory behind airline reservations, accommodation packages, foreign exchange systems and travel insurance, covering both the domestic and international markets. It’s an excellent introduction to the exciting tourism industry, with field trips, workplace visits and workshops to give you an understanding of the many different roles available.

Tourism is a people-focused industry. Our visitors want an authentic, memorable experience, and quality staff can make all the difference. Yes, we have seen a lot of job losses because of COVID-19 but those roles will need to be filled again, with people ready and able to deliver a world-class visitor experience. In a normal year, domestic tourism accounts for approximately 60% of New Zealand’s total tourism revenue.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e kī atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

The Travel and Tourism Programme at NorthTec offers two qualifications in 12 months:

  • After 6 months of study: New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) – awarded by International Travel College (ITC)
  • After 12 months of study: New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4) (awarded by NorthTec | Te Pūkenga)

What you will learn

The course includes a high level of practical activities, such as roleplays and industry visits, to best prepare you for the workforce. There is also a full programme of field visits and guest speakers.

Throughout the course you will learn all about New Zealand’s thriving tourism industry, including essential destinational geography – you’ll be an expert in no time!  Along with specific industry skills-based training, you will learn about customer service, cross-cultural communication, travel requirements & documentation.  There are so many exciting areas of the industry to discover, such as travel agencies, flight attending, airlines, airport, hotels, cultural and adventure tourism – just to name a few!

Students will be provided with extensive careers support and industry advice. There will be CV writing workshops and site visits to different workplaces, allowing students to gain an understanding of the many different roles available.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

Enrolments are taken by ITC.

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

Register your interest
Whangārei
New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3)
Dates:
February
TBC
Delivery:
Full Time
Price:
Fees:
Refer to ITC
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
Price:
Fees:
Refer to ITC
(2024)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
Refer to ITC
(2023)
International
International Fees:
Refer to ITC
(2024)
Price:
TBC
Register your interest for this programme.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
International Travel College (ITC)
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The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is a premium provider of training courses for the airline, aviation, travel and tourism industries.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). All references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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