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New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel

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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Key Details
Queenstown
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year fulltime

Up to four years part-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2021 Semester 2: 22 March to 21 May

2021 Semester 3: 31 May to 30 July

2021 Semester 4: 09 August to 08 October

2021 Semester 5: 18 October to 17 December

2022 Semester 1: 31 January to 01 April

2022 Semester 2: 11 April to 10 June

2022 Semester 3: 20 June to 19 August

2022 Semester 4: 29 August to 28 October

2022 Semester 5: 07 November to 03 February 2023

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs $1177

International Fees can be found here.

On completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6) programme, 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

Compulsory

DTT601 Contemporary Tourism Operation (15 credits)

The paper will enable students to develop a critical understanding of tourism markets, and the wider tourism landscape, on a local, national and international scale and appreciate the complexities external factors like globalisation and mass tourism can have on travel and tourism operations.

DTT602 Tourism Policy and Planning (15 credits)

The paper will enable students to understand how tourism policy and strategy, guides, shapes and drives sustainable tourism operations in local, national and international environments and  provide them with the skills and knowledge to critique tourism policy and planning in existing travel and tourism organisations.

DTT603 Leadership and Management in Tourism (15 credits)

The paper will enable students to develop a critical understanding of leadership and management roles in organisations and the role of the leadership team in the change management functions of travel and tourism operations.

DTT604 Public Relations in Tourism (15 credits)

The paper will enable students to develop a critical understanding of public relations (PR) concepts and theories and how PR is used in business, and how effective PR campaigns can enhance business operations across the travel and tourism sector.

DTT605 Environmentally Sustainable Management (15 credits)

The paper will enable students to develop a critical understanding of the environmental impact of tourism and recognise the responsibility of travel and tourism operators to develop and follow business models that engage in environmentally sustainable practices.

DTT608 Business Investment Strategy (30 credits)

This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to create strategic investment strategies that enable travel and tourism operations to meet their long-term strategic goals. Students will be able to analyse business performance, conduct competitive analysis, assess and develop growth strategies and produce metrics to continually monitor and evaluate investment strategies.

Elective

DTT606 The Visitor Experience (15 credits)

The paper will provide students with the skills and knowledge to plan, design, and develop effective sustainable business systems, processes and practices that enable the commercial development of high-quality visitor experiences across the travel and tourism sector.

DTT607 Internship (15 credits)

This paper provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with the micro and macro operating environments and the strategic business decision making processes of travel and tourism operations to create and deliver a quality visitor experience.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work at a senior level in a tourism and travel related business.
Roles may include business owner, tourism operations manager, business development manager and general manager, or trade development manager.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work at a senior level in a tourism and travel related business.

Roles may include business owner, tourism operations manager, business development manager and general manager, or trade development manager.

Applicants under 20 years
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. 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.

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 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 18)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction 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

DRESS CODE:  Students studying the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel are required to adhere to a formal dress code for class.  Dress pants and shirt for males and dress/skirt or dress pants for females.  No jeans, hoodies or sneakers.

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.

This course pathways into the third year of SIT’s Bachelor of Hotel Management

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