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Aotearoa Career and Management Institute


Aotearoa Career and Management Institute

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New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 6)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
36 weeks
Start date: 08-June-2020
Aotearoa Career and Management Institute
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The programme is suitable for students pursuing a career in the global Travel and Tourism sector. You will be able to design and effectively implement 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 be able 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, as well as 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 over 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.


Module 1: Travel and Tourism Operating Environments

Module 2: Leadership Styles in Travel and Tourism Management

Module 3: Approaches to Visitor Satisfaction

Module 4: Strategic Marketing

Module 5: Environmental Sustainability in the Tourism Sector

Module 6: Strategic Investment

Module 7: Managing Public Relations

Module 8: Creating a Travel or Tourism Enterprise

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 in senior positions

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) or equivalent approved by NZQA.

Learners enrolling are recommended to hold the New Zealand Diploma of Tourism and Travel (Level 5), or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

Students need to meet the entry criteria based on student visa approval rates for their respective countries.


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