OSTC Business and Tourism (Level 3)

Are you at high school and are interested in a career in business or tourism?

This OSTC course will introduce you to these exciting industries.

  • Visit a range of industry workplaces, go on tourism excursions and interact with our lecturers who teach on a variety of subjects.
  • Participate in interactive sessions to develop a solid understanding of the operations of business and tourism organisations. 
  • Create and develop a business idea, understand marketing and the role of social media for marketing a business or brand and other key management concepts. 
  • Learn how to create the ultimate tourism experience through customer service or an event and how to attract tourists through destination marketing. 

What could I do next?

You could study Otago Polytechnic's: 

Where could this take me?

  • Tourism Business Operator
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Consultant
  • Tourism Marketer   
  • Gain employment in a range of management environments at operational and strategic levels.

What is OSTC?

The Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) is our trades academy. We offer practical, career-focused learning for students in Years 11-13 who want to get a head start on life after school. You’ll develop hands-on skills and experience to help you prepare for further study, on-the-job training and employment.

Your programme will be one subject of your NCEA. You’ll spend one or two days a week at OSTC and the rest of the week at school as normal.

OSTC has a campus in Dunedin and one in Cromwell.

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A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.