What will I learn?

This comprehensive two-year Management Programme (Travel and Tourism) opens the door to a world of exciting career possibilities. Upon completion, you’ll be equipped with highly valuable transferable skills that set you on the path to confidently apply for supervisory positions in any industry.

Modules such as Human Resources, Marketing & Sales, Accounting, Customer Service Strategies, and Workplace Practices give you the knowledge to impress an employer and the strategic leadership skills to kickstart your success.

Year 1 starts with your choice of either Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations Level 4 or Tourism, Hotels & Resorts Level 4. Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations looks at airline, hotel, tourism, and travel agency operations, giving you plenty of career choices upon graduation – in the tourism industry and beyond. Or, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in the exciting and growing market of hotels, resorts and conferences then Tourism, Hotels & Resorts is for you.

The second half of Year 1 is an exciting time as you focus on understanding what makes a business successful. You’ll focus on Walt Disney World in the first three weeks and then on five top New Zealand tourism companies. Two study tours are included, and students will visit Hobbiton, and Waitomo Adventures in the North Island, and Skyline Skyrides, Real Journeys and AJ Hackett Bungy in the South Island. You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet management and learn about the operational side of these businesses, any challenges they have faced and how they overcome them.

Year 2 will really help you to forge a leadership role in the Customer Experience and Operations industry and be responsible for the strategy and processes behind the visitor experience. You’ll cover modules like Strategic Leadership, Environmental Sustainability and get to design a Hospitality or Tourism Business.

You’ll also have access to an optional Paid Internship for 30 Credits Or you can choose to be involved with Tourism Futures which looks at Sustainable Maori Tourism, Change Management and Analysing a Tourism Business.


New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 4
New Zealand Diploma in Tourism & Travel Level 5
New Zealand Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 6


Level 4
• New Zealand School of Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations
• Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Specialist Certificate
• Blue Lagoon Cruises Specialist Certificate
• STA Travel Agency Specialist Certificate
• Contiki Specialist Certificate
• New Zealand School of Tourism Certificate in Tourism, Hotels and Resorts
• Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Specialist Certificate
• Barista Skills
Level 5
• New Zealand School of Tourism Diploma in Tourism & Travel Management Level 5
• Accor Hotel Group Specialist Certificate Zealand
Level 6
• New Zealand School of Tourism Diploma in Tourism & Travel Management Level 6

Study options

Full Time (1-2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ $30,490 for the entire course; Course fee - NZ $1,500
Start date

To be confirmed


Dunedin Campus

Level 3, 9 Moray Place,


9016, New Zealand

Full Time (1-2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ $30,490 for the entire course; Course fee - NZ $1,500
Start date

To be confirmed


New Zealand School of Tourism

Hamilton Campus,

Level 8, 48 Ward Street,


3244, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

All international students must:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age at the start of all courses.
  • completed Secondary School offshore or New Zealand Year 12 or equivalent work experience
  • English Language Proficiency
  • i. IELTS: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • ii. TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017: Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    iii. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
    iv. Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
    v. OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    vi. NZCEL: Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
    vii. Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
    viii. LanguageCert: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
    ix. Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than merit in any band