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Certificate in Tourism

Icon - LevelLevel 4
Icon - Duration16 weeks

Elevate your tourism game! Gain a deep understanding of NZ's tourism industry, special interest tourism, hotel and hospitality operations and more. Your tutors are industry experts and you'll learn from them in a fun and collaborative environment. Take that next step towards an exciting career in tourism.




This course includes

  • NZ tourism destinations and special interest tourism

  • Promotion of tourism destinations

  • Hotel and hospitality operations

  • Tourism operations and guiding

  • Travel agency

  • Employment in tourism

  • An exciting domestic study tour!


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Special Features



Study tours

Our multi-day local study tours could take you to Rotorua, Queenstown or other popular destinations to experience being a tourist first-hand.

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Inspiring Tutors

Get the ultimate learning experience from industry-leading tutors with world-class knowledge

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Small classes

You won’t get lost in the crowd at New Zealand School of Tourism, with class sizes of around 22 students.




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Career opportunities

You will have the skills you need to work in a wide range of positions in the tourism industry. These include

  • Inbound tourism advisor 

  • Attraction guide 

  • i-SITE consultant 

  • Hotel Front Office administrator 

  • Visitor Centre advisor 





New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4)

Domestic Students

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age or turning 17 during the course of study

  • Have achieved a minimum of NCEA Level 2 or a Level 3 qualification in Tourism & Travel

Special admission may be granted to applicants aged 20 and over with no formal qualifications but who have evidence of relevant prior learning and work experience.

International Students 

Applicants must: 

  • Be 18 or over and

  • Have achieved a secondary education standard equivalent to a minimum of NCEA Level 1 (for example a lower secondary education certificate in Greece, Grade 10 of an Indian Education Board, or a UK GCSE of lower than grade C) 

In addition to the above entry requirements students must have internationally recognised English proficiency: IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5.

Course costs details for domestic and international students are available here.

This option may be available fees free if you are 24 or under at the start of course and do not hold a qualification at Level 3 or higher.



What's next


Diploma in Tourism & Travel Management

Icon - LevelLevel 5
Icon - Duration32 weeks

This programme includes modules in tourism marketing, sustainability in tourism, as well as a case-study on Disney World. Meaning you'll have heaps of fun while you learn how to channel your passion for tourism into a career.


Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA Category 1 provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.


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