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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 at the SIT2LRN Distance Learning campus

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

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 at the SIT2LRN Distance Learning campus

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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.

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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

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 Enrol Online Course Details
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