Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) with a focus on Tourism

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Adventurous, friendly and enthusiastic? Enjoy meeting new people and keen to travel? Then the tourism industry could be for you and this hands-on programme is the perfect first step to discovering that. You'll gain a great understanding of the tourism and travel industry whilst developing your study skills and getting a taste of what studying at a Polytechnic is all about. Graduates will be able to work in a variety of roles in the tourism industry or may choose to continue with study. By successfully completing this programme, you will have guaranteed entry* into the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and Bachelor of Applied Management (*as long as you meet the stated English Language requirement).

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Keen to hold supervisory positions in the tourism and travel industry? Then this is the qualification for you! Learn how to effectively implement processes that actively support and enhance the visitor experience and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments. A fieldtrip to a tourist region, guest speakers and local tourism enterprise visits will help to build knowledge and connect theory and practice.

Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This qualification could increase your career prospects and be your passport to the world! As different modes of travel are becoming more accessible, tourist numbers are increasing and a huge variety of innovative tourist ventures are springing up. In turn, this is providing numerous employment opportunities for qualified individuals both within New Zealand and overseas. During this programme, you will learn about tourism operations and enterprises, and complete a practical research project in a tourism organisation, enabling you to forge important relationships with potential employers in the industry.

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland (international students only)
  • Three years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Develop fundamental management understanding and skills that will allow you to work in a range of management roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a well-respected business degree as this programme has industry experiences at its centre. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience and in Dunedin you can specialise in up to two majors from your second year.

OSTC Manaaki Tauira

  • Dunedin for 2020
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply via your school's career advisor

People travel from all around the world to learn more about the Māori culture of New Zealand. Stand tall and be proud of your whakapapa. You will learn the importance of strong connections to your cultural heritage and the value these can bring to a wide range of career paths.

OSTC Business and Tourism (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply via your school's career advisor

Want to explore what a career in business or tourism would be like? This Otago Secondary-Tertiary College programme is for high school students and will be studied every Friday during the school year. Amongst other things, you'll learn how to create the ultimate tourism experience through customer service or an event and how to attract tourists through destination marketing.