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

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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About this program

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.

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.

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.

Career opportunities

A wide range of careers are available to graduates. Some examples are below:

  • Conference and events organisation
  • Service and sales consultant for tourist information offices like I-Site
  • Travel agency sales consultant
  • Customer service and sales consultant for tourism operators
  • Customer service in airline lounges such as Air New Zealand's Koru lounge
  • Customer service and sales consultant for an airline
  • Customer service roles in the accommodation industry

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 1 or 2 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

English language requirements

If English is a second language the minimum IELTS requirement is an Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0.

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42

City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 42

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NZ$8,450 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

About this institute

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...

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Why study at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

  • Category 1 Institute (highest New Zealand ranking)
  • Over 100 years of experience in teaching students
  • Applied learning connected with industry, not only will you learn from books, you will also get to practice, go on field trips and make connections with industry that can give you a better chance of opportunities and employment on graduation.
  • We are located in the beautiful Nelson and Marlborough regions, famed for a fantastic quality of life.

Contact info

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
New Zealand

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