- Open entry.
- International students will be individually assessed to make sure you are ready for this study.
International students for whom English is not a first language, who come from countries with a visa decline rate of more than 20%
- You must demonstrate English language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.0, with no band score lower than 5.0, OR
- You must demonstrate a score from an internationally-recognised test equivalent to the required IELTS level.
- This score must come from one test taken in the preceding two years.
Domestic students for whom English is not a first language and international students from countries with a visa decline rate of less than 20%
- You must demonstrate English language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.0, with no band score lower than 5.0.
- You can provide an NZQA-approved English proficiency test to do so.
Please note: This programme will only run if there are sufficient numbers.
You will have an informal interview to assess your suitability for this programme. If it is in your best interests, we may recommend an alternative programme for you.
You must supply certified copies of proof of identity, academic records/CV (if you have been working) and proof of residency (where appropriate).
|Course name||Course descriptions||Level||Credits|
|Career and Study Skills||Develop focused skills for career and study pathways||3||15|
|Communication Skills||Learn how to communicate clearly using a range of appropriate media||3||15|
|Tourism Today||Discover how to predict the needs and wants of tourists and identify
future trends in response to world events
|Introduction to Tourism and Travel||Gain a fundamental knowledge of the customer service skills
used in the tourism industry
You will be expected to study for 37 hours per week. This will consist of lectures for approximately 22 hours (this includes assignments) and an additional 15 hours of student-managed study time.
Further study options
Successful completion of this programme will give you the academic entry requirements for our New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations). Once you have completed the Level 4 programme, you could expand your employment potential by studying our New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5). Alternatively, you could consider studying one of our other business qualifications such as the Bachelor of Applied Management.
Student loans and allowances
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw from your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this 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.