Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

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This qualification prepares graduates for employment in business. Graduates of the Diploma in Tourism Management will have employment opportunities that include tourism festival event management, local and national council event co-ordination, airport operational management positions, management positions in any transport sector, policy planning of tourism destinations, marketing and communications positions in national and local tourism organisations and destination branding within tourism organisations.

On successful completion of this qualification students will have the ability to:

  • Critique the roles, functions and application of services marketing management within New Zealand organisations

  • Analyse the environmental, sociocultural and economic impacts of tourism and apply the principles of tourism in relation to transportation

  • Critically examine contemporary issues in the tourism industry

  • Analyse and apply tourism policies in order to plan for new tourism opportunities

  • Critically evaluate academic theories in relation to industry practice

  • Apply management and theory principles in the planning, management and evaluation of events and conferences

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field except that of the Graduate Diploma to be studied, or demonstrate existing knowledge or experience at bachelor degree level, subject to Pathway Manager approval.

  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must achieve an IELTS Academic score of no less than 6.0 (no bands lower than 5.5) or hold an equivalent score from a recognised alternative English Proficiency Test.

All applicants may be required to undertake an internal NorthTec English language placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency. This will include writing and speaking components.


Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

Courses Level Credits
AMEP600 - Event Planning and Management 6 15
AMSM600 - Sales Marketing Management 6 15
AMTP600 - Tourism Principles and Transport 6 15
AMTI721 - Contemporary Issues in the Tourism Industry 7 15
AMTP700 - Tourism Policy and Planning 7 15
AMIP700 - Industry Project 7 45

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. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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1 Year

Start Dates

Whangarei: July

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