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Study Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management at SIT

Looking for qualifications to begin a travel career or training in tourism and hotel management? SIT has exciting courses which can lead to employment in the industry with hotels, airlines, travel agencies, cruise ships and airports. Our graduates are now in jobs such as flight attendants, travel agents, tour guides, hotel managers and booking agents. 

Our Hotel and Tourism Management programmes are designed to allow graduates to hit the ground running in employment. The Bachelor of Hotel Management is a business degree focused on equipping graduates with skills that are sought after by employers. Students are given every opportunity to experience the industry first hand, including an internship for the final semester of the third year. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses in Hotel Management allow graduates to quickly become qualified and experienced in the hotel industry at a high level. The New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel is an ideal qualification for those looking to operate or manage a tourism business or those who wish to enter the industry.

SIT travel programmes provide great training for your travel career. Our courses have strong ties with the House of Travel group and Air New Zealand, and these companies offer internships for top travel students.

Programmes in Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Invercargill

OGraduate42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management1Invercargill
ODegree42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management1Invercargill
ODiploma42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management1Invercargill
OCertificate42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management1Invercargill

Queenstown

OGraduate42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management7Queenstown
ODiploma42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management7Queenstown

SIT2LRN Distance Learning

ODiploma42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
OSTAR42Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management4SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Travel, Tourism & Hotel Management Courses

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Three years full-time.

Part-time study is also available.

  • A business degree focused specifically on hospitality, hotel and tourism management
  • Strong focus on management concepts such as marketing, operations, human resources, food & beverage, event management, legislation, entrepreneurship and financial accounting for employment in New Zealand and abroad
  • Field trips and guest lectures allow students to experience the hotel and tourism industry first hand
  • Complete an internship in the third year for the final semester - an awesome opportunity to get real industry experience and career opportunities!

Course Details

17 weeks full time

Are you looking for professional development or an opportunity to learn more about Hotel Management?

SIT's Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programmes are designed for students with an undergraduate degree (or relevant experience) who are wanting to transition into the hotel industry, or current hospitality professionals looking to progress into higher management positions by gaining formal qualifications in the hospitality industry.

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in strategic hotel management, tourism and hospitality management, entrepreneurship and event management. You will learn to understand, apply and communicate principles and concepts relevant to hotel management in order to function as a professional practitioner at a senior level in the industry or progress to further study.

Course Details

One year full-time

Are you looking for professional development or an opportunity to learn more about Hotel Management?

SIT's Graduate Diploma programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree (or relevant experience), who are wanting to transition into the hotel industry, or current hospitality professionals looking to progress into higher management positions by gaining formal qualifications in the hospitality industry.

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in strategic hotel management, tourism and hospitality management, entrepreneurship and event management. You will learn to understand, apply and communicate principles and concepts relevant to hotel management in order to function as a professional practitioner at a senior level in the industry, or progress to further study.

Course Details

Two years fulltime

Intakes are 17 weeks long.

The Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management is expiring at the end of 2018 and has been replaced with the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6). In 2018 the Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management is only available to returning students to enable them to complete the qualification. All other applicants should go to the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6) webpage and complete the online application form found there.

Can you see yourself as a manager of your own successful tourism business? This diploma will help you get there by providing you with the skills and knowledge for the hotel and tourism industry, and preparing you for employment in positions within New Zealand and internationally.

The programme has a strong focus on management practices in the hotel and tourism industries, and on the skills needed for lifelong learning in a changing global business environment.

The programme aims to develop dedicated professionals and to equip them with a qualification that is highly regarded by employers and the community.

Course Details

One year full-time

  • Manage and develop hospitality staff to ensure positive customer experiences
  • Select and apply a range of communication, consultation, negotiation and reporting strategies to facilitate positive staff relationships in hospitality management situations
  • Analyse and apply financial management techniques to attain productivity, yield and profitability requirements for a hospitality operation
  • Select and apply a range of strategic solutions, in response to changes in the hospitality business environment, in order to maintain or improve hospitality business performance
  • Plan and develop future business strategies that encompass financial management, product development, sales and marketing and continuous improvement processes in a hospitality environment

Course Details

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

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

Course Details

One year full-time.
Part-time study is also available.

On completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) programme of study, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply effective verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate with diverse audiences in the tourism industry, to proactively support the visitor experience.
  • Manage workplace practices required of a tourism workplace including: self-management, effective time and task management, and compliance with relevant Acts and legislation.
  • Analyse and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments in order to support decision-making in the tourism industry
  • Develop, analyse and critique tourism business systems and processes that enable the delivery of a quality visitor experience and contribute to overall business effectiveness.

Course Details

One year full-time.

Up to four years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

On completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) programme of study, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • apply effective verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate with diverse audiences in the tourism industry, to proactively support the visitor experience.
  • manage workplace practices required of a tourism workplace including: self-management, effective time and task management, and compliance with relevant Acts and legislation.
  • analyse and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments in order to support decision-making in the tourism industry
  • develop, analyse and critique tourism business systems and processes that enable the delivery of a quality visitor experience and contribute to overall business effectiveness.

Course Details

One year full-time

  • Manage hospitality facilities, hospitality inventory and supplies to achieve yield and/or revenue targets
  • Monitor and maintain hospitality operating procedures and compliance requirements 
  • Apply staffing strategies to facilitate positive staff relationships in a hospitality business or environment 
  • Manage hospitality operations in a hospitality business or environment
  • Manage perishability of service products in the hospitality sector

Course Details

19 weeks full time, part time study is available

The aim of the New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4) is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to work as junior consultants in travel related businesses providing quality customer service, product advice and sales in a travel industry context.

Course Details

20 weeks full-time

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Implement basic customer service skills, applying appropriate communication, literacy and numeracy skills, to enhance the visitor experience
  • Apply workplace practices required of a tourism or travel workplace including: teamwork, timeliness, and compliance with relevant Acts and health and safety legislation.

Graduates with the Visitor Experience strand will also be able to:

  • Proactively engage with and support visitors to enhance their visitor experience, through using in-depth local knowledge on destination attributes and tourism offerings for their region.

Graduates with the Tourism and Travel strand will also be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of major New Zealand tourism destinations in terms of characteristics relevant to visitors to enhance the visitor experience
  • Recognise the importance of the tourism and travel industry to the New Zealand economy, including the structure and operations of the New Zealand inbound and outbound tourism and travel industries to demonstrate an understanding of the context they work within.

Course Details

The Travel and Tourism units aim to give students a foundation of knowledge in Travel and Tourism. They can directly be cross credited into SITs Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) If students are interested in Travel and Tourism these units will provide them with base introductory skills for this industry. Career Pathways: Students that complete these unit standards will gain knowledge for further study in the Travel Tourism and Hotel Management sector. Further study options with SIT2LRN distance learning are New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) or study on campus at SIT: Bachelor of Hotel Management or at the Queenstown campus: New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel Level 5

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