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Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations

LevelLevel 4
Duration16 weeks

This fun course will give you a great understanding of the different careers in hospitality and tourism, helping you decide where you’d like to work in the future.




You will learn

  • Creating and delivering exceptional customer experiences

  • New Zealand attractions and activities

  • Coach and overland touring, including a Contiki module

  • Maori tourism, adventure tourism and eco-tourism

  • Airport and airline operations and risk management

  • Key world tourism destinations

  • Marketing and promoting tourism destinations

  • Communication and customer service in tourism

  • Airline reservations systems  

  • Running successful conferences and events

  • Experience a Hobbiton movie set tour

  • Plus loads more!


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Special Features


Study tours

Our three-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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Specialist certificates

Gain four exclusive New Zealand School of Tourism certificates that show employers you have specialist local product 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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Careers in Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations

  • Adventure tourism management

  • Hotel management

  • Corporate travel consultant

  • Tourism operations manager

  • Business development in hotels & resorts

  • Tour guide

  • Airline sales manager





  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 4

  • New Zealand School of Tourism Certificate – Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations

  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Specialist Certificate

  • Blue Lagoon Cruises Specialist Certificate

  • Contiki Specialist Certificate

Domestic Students

All domestic applicants must have achieved either NCEA Level 3 or University Entrance; completed a Level 3 Certificate in Tourism or Travel; or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

International Students

All international applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on day 1 of their course 

  • Have completed four years of secondary school or have equivalent work experience

  • Have English language proficiency as outlined in the International Page on this website

Domestic: NZD $4,945 | International NZD $8,670 + $700 course fee

This option may be available fees free. Please contact campus directly to check if you’re eligible.



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LevelLevel 5
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