New Zealand Diploma in tourism & Travel (Level 5)

Programme Description:

This full-time level 5 Diploma highlights the benefits of employment in the travel and tourism industry. It comprises eight closely-connected modules which are delivered over 36 teaching weeks, which will gradually increase the student’s knowledge and skills that will be required to demonstrate when seeking employment. The course content aims to provide the student with a solid understanding of management decision making, and leadership aspects of this dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will learn the key features of the travel and tourism industry, and you will be guided and assisted by our experienced tutors, to create innovative approaches and develop management skills that will be vital to your future success. The industry offers various services to the travelling public, and the competencies acquired in this course will equip the student to offer a high level of quality customer service to domestic and international visitors.

Graduate Outcome:

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

  • Effectively communicate (Verbal & Written) with diverse audience and proactively support visitor experience
  • Manage self, time and tasks in the workplace and comply with relevant Acts and legislation
  • Analyse and evaluate operating environments of local, national and international tourism and make decisions
  • Develop, analyse and critique the business systems and processes for quality visitor experience and overall business effectiveness


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 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) [Ref: 1883] or equivalent approved by NZQA.

Student career pathway:

  • Education pathway: This qualification leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6).
  • Employment pathway: Work in the tourism and travel industry at entry level .

Programme Start Date:
22 February, 10 May, 26 July and 11 October 2021

Total Progarmme Fees : 18,400 NZD + Insurance Premium