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Level 5 Tourism and Travel Studies

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1 year
Start date: August-2021
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IPU New Zealand’s Level 5 Tourism and Travel Studies programme is a first step into the wide world of guided visitor experiences.

The aim of this Level 5 Tourism and Travel Studies programme is for students to gain the general and specialised competence, knowledge, and skills applicable to communicating effectively with diverse audiences in the tourism and travel industries to proactively support the visitor experience.

Students of the programme will learn how to manage workplace practices required of a tourism organisation and incorporate the indigenous values of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga in travel and tourism practices.

Graduates will be able to analyse and evaluate local, national, and international tourism operating environments, systems, and processes in order to support decision-making, deliver a quality visitor experience, and contribute to overall business effectiveness.

Career Opportunities

Educational Outcome

Graduates will have the communication and technical competence to apply for any industry and/or academic programmes at Level 6 or 7 or to cross-credit into the BCIS.

Professional outcome

Graduates will be able to work in senior roles within the tourism and travel sector:

  • Tourism operations advisors
  • Tour managers
  • Business/trade development advisors

Programme structure

  • 120 credits, full time, 2 semesters
  • 8 compulsory modules
  • Includes work experience component

Entry criteria

  • Completion of high school
  • Evidence of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent score on an acceptable international English proficiency test

Recommended Prior Knowledge

Any Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Tourism or equivalent or Food Safety Certificate and Barista Certificate or tourism and hospitality experience at Dean’s discretion


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