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New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

2019 Intake 4: 05 August to 29 November - Applications Close 15 July 2019

Duration:

One year fulltime
Up to four years part-time
Intakes are 17 weeks long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 120

On completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6), graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Analyse and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments in order to effectively develop and guide strategic business direction in the tourism industry
  • Identify and analyse strategic leadership roles and styles, and the potential impact on change management for a tourism enterprise
  • Develop, analyse and critique tourism business strategic systems and processes that enable the commercial development of a quality visitor experience and contribute to overall sustainable business effectiveness
  • Prepare effective public relations campaigns including multi-media communications for a tourism business development
  • Analyse and propose strategic business models to improve environmental sustainability for a tourism business or tourism business development
  • Develop strategic investment plans for a tourism enterprise

HTM201 Tourism and Hospitality Studies II (15 credits)
This paper expands students’ knowledge of theories, illustrated with practical examples, about tourism and hospitality, and to consider issues such as ecotourism, sustainability and authenticity in tourism. In these issues the focus widens from elements of whole tourism systems to the interactions of these systems with their environments.

HTM202 Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (15 credits)
This paper introduces students to the study of human resource management for tourism and hospitality environments.  Students will learn the practical aspects of managing people with particular focus on human resource recruitment, selection, training and development, employee health and safety, and employment relations.

HTM203 Tourism and Hospitality Research and Analysis (15 credits)
Students will gain an understanding of the research process and basic statistics important in making business decisions, as well as the importance of collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of research results in tourism management decisions. Students will also gain a basic introduction to research planning and design, including data collection and data analysis techniques, applicable to tourism and business research.

HTM204 Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (15 credits)
This paper will develop students’ ability to link the issues and concepts that have been explored in previous papers.  Students will develop effective operations strategies and service management techniques for tourism and hospitality organisations.

HTM205 Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises (15 credits)
Students will advance their knowledge and understanding of various theories and practices in strategic management, applicable to organisations in tourism and hospitality industries in order to identify, consolidate and evaluate strategic issues studied in earlier parts of this programme.

HTM206 Tourism and Hospitality Financial Management (15 credits)
Students will use financial and operating information for management in planning, control, evaluation and decision making and develop the skills for understanding, interpreting and using management accounting and other financial information in tourism and hospitality environments.

HTM207 Employment Relations and Law for Tourism and Hospitality (15 credits)
To introduce students to, and expand their knowledge of, the complex legal environment in which they operate and the implications of this on hotel and tourism businesses.  Students will understand relevant legal concepts and apply them to customers and staff in their tourism and hospitality organisations.  The paper will cover employment relations and relevant consumer legislation.

HTM208 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality (15 credits)
This paper will equip students with knowledge, skills and conceptual frameworks that assist in recognising and assessing inputs to the entrepreneurial process, in planning and creating a new venture, and in managing it successfully through establishment and growth. Students will use this knowledge, skill and concepts to explore the evolution of the entrepreneurial process in the context of tourism and hospitality industries.

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration cost of $50 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 2019 Cost (NZ$) $7.00 per credit + admin cost of $50 per application (e.g. $700 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students - $100 per credit.

Payment must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

Withdrawals & Transfers

  • Early withdrawals within the first week of the intake starting are entitled to a full refund of the Student Direct Material Costs but not the non-refundable administration cost of $50.
  • Withdrawals have to be requested within 75% of the intake, withdrawals after the early withdrawal date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer requests have to be within the first two weeks of the intake starting and will incur a $50 transfer fee. Transfers can only occur to a subsequence intake within the same calendar year.

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink. Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nzThis link is to an external site and opens in a new window.

School Leavers
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age and have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or equivalent.

Applicants over 20 years
Applicants over the age of 20 years at the time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in the programme of study. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or equivalent and/or employment in the tourism or related sector at an entry-level management position or higher 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.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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 passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE, with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 50)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  • Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests  specified  above 

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance: During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).  All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study.  Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.  Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide us with.  Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.

  • I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
  • I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section
  • I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Course Content).
  • I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study
  • I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)
  • I know my intended payment method
  • If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed and approved purchase order to attach to my online application.  I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility.
  • New students – I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application.
  • New students – I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates).  These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience).
  • I understand that all examinations will be completed on-line on Blackboard at a Kip McGrath centre or pre-authorised venue under agreed supervision. If a Kip McGrath venue is not accessible then individual arrangements must be made with SIT2LRN at least one month prior to the date of the exam. I understand that exams are scheduled within the last week of each intake and it is my responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to be available as the dates are strictly non-negotiable. Specific dates for each paper will be indicated on Blackboard at the start of the intake.
  • I have computer access, an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office

What is the Zero Fees Scheme?

The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees. However, there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay and a non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee is for processing your application and the Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard® our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.

Who qualifies for the Zero Fees Scheme?

  • A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or 
  • An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment.

Instructions to help you with your application:

  1. Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.
  2. Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call 
    0800 748 257 for further options.
  3. Complete your online enrolment checking that:

If you are a new student …

  • Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it);
  • If you do not have an active NSN, then attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling in.
  • If you are a Resident or Permanent resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
  • Attach all academic documentation to support your application including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV;

Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.

  1. Please check that you have included all the required information and supporting documents. Your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
  2. Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz.

What happens next?

  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks. However, we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation.
  • Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment.
  • Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order) you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet. Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6) 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 6).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over four years.

Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

For more information on required and recommended textbooks for this course please refer to the textbook list here

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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