New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Southern Experience) (Level 5)
New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Southern Experience) (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Southern Experience) (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

Get into the tourism industry with a southern tourism focus. Study the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Southern Experience) (Level 5) and develop the skills needed to work as a senior operator in the tourism, hotel or travel industry.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time,

part-time study is also available

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 15 February to 19 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of just $1990.50(GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

The aim of this programme of study is to develop graduates who have the skills and knowledge to work as senior operators in the hotel, tourism, and travel industries, or progress to further study.

This programme has been designed with a focus on graduates developing the work ready skills required by the travel and tourism industry in the Southern region.

They will be immersed in real life activities that will build the necessary knowledge, practical skills and confidence while introducing them to local businesses and organisations from the travel, tourism and event management sectors. The programmes focus will be on gaining a job in the industry as much as gaining the qualification.

DTT510              Communication
DTT520              Tourism Principles
DTT530              Tourism and Travel Workplace Practices
DTT540              Tourism Enterprise Development
DTT550              Tourism and Travel Marketing
DTT560              Establish a Tourism Event or Activity
DTT570              Internship

DTT510 Communication

The student will apply effective verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate with diverse audiences in the tourism and travel industry, to proactively support the visitor experience.

DTT520 Tourism Principles

Students will understand concepts of world-wide tourism and be able to apply this knowledge to the New Zealand Tourism and Travel industries at both a national and regional level to help inform business decisions

DTT530 Tourism and Travel Workplace Practices

Students will learn and develop the qualities needed to be exceptional employees in the travel and tourism industries and to meet or exceed visitor expectations.

DTT540 Tourism Enterprise Development

Students will apply business concepts to develop a business plan for a small to medium sized tourism or travel enterprise. The enterprise could be a business in any of the 5 tourism sectors or an event.

DTT550 Tourism and Travel Marketing

The student will research market needs and opportunities, develop a marketing plan and apply knowledge of marketing concepts relevant to the tourism and travel industry.

DTT560 Establish a Tourism Event or Activity

Students will learn and develop the knowledge and skills needed to put on an event or establish a travel or tourism activity. This will be in a real life or realistic setting and may be in conjunction with a local business or organization.

DTT570 Internship

The student will demonstrate good workplace practices including effective self, time, and task management while on placement or attending tourism and travel industry related events.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in senior positions in the travel and tourism industries.  Roles may include tourism operations advisor, business development co-ordinator, trade development advisor.

School Leavers
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of four years secondary education, and have attained a minimum of NCEA Level 3.

60 credits at Level 3 or above, plus 20 credits from Level 2 or above, and Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements:

  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified assessment standards – available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits), or package of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 – all three required)
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required).

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the tourism or related sector for two or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.  Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over 4 years.

Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit the Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

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