New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6)

Programme Description:

The programme is suitable for students pursuing a career in the global Travel and Tourism sector. You will can design and effectively implementing processes to enhance visitor experience. Competencies acquired will help you to take full responsibility for the quantity, nature and quality of services provided. You can seek job opportunities as entry level managers in the industry. You will acquire self-management skills and to take on some responsibilities for the performance of others.

Graduate Outcome:

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • analyse and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments, effectively develop and guide strategic business direction in this 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 for commercial development of a quality visitor experience and contribute to overall 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.


The programme runs overs 36 weeks in 2 semesters of 18 weeks each. You must achieve 120 credits from 8 modules. You must successfully complete all 8 modules to graduate.  Refer  Module Descriptions for details.

Entry Criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age and above
  • International students must have an appropriate level of English proficiency as specified by NZQA for the level at which they intend to study i.e. IELTS Academic score of 6.0, with no band score lower than 5.5; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) [Ref: 1884] or equivalent approved by NZQA.
  • Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Tourism and Travel (Level 5) [Ref: 2206], or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Students need to meet the entry criteria based on student visa approval rates for their respective countries.
    Valid until 31st July 2019

Student career pathway:

  • Education pathway: This qualification leads to Diploma and Bachelor Degree qualifications at Level 7
  • Employment pathway: Work in the tourism and travel industry at senior positions

Course Intake : July 2019, September 2019 and December 2019

Total Progarmme Fees : NZD 9,075 + Insurance Premium