Our tourism qualifications will give you the opportunity to work both here and overseas in a wide range of tourism related fields. Our practical way of learning will enable you to graduate as a work-ready, highly capable individual.
Develop the skills to launch your career in tourism with our practical programmes and get the best chance of success in a continually-changing industry.
The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the invaluable work experience you’ll gain as you study. You’ll enjoy taking part in local industry visits, tradeshows and fieldtrips, and our volunteer tourism programme will give you real-life work experience in the industry in which you will one day be employed.
Adventure & Tourism
Learn how to effectively implement processes that actively support and enhance the visitor experience and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments. Please note: This programme is not available in semester 1, 2023, and will be replaced by an in-work version from semester 2.
1 Year Full-time
Event and Conference Manager, Hotel Supervisor, Information Centre Supervisor, Senior Tour Guide, Tour Guide, Travel Agency General Manager, Travel Agent
This programme will focus your learning around industry experience. During your third year you will complete an internship which will place you within a real business where you’ll complete a research project as part of your time with the organisation.
3 Years Full-time
Event Manager, Hotel Manager, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, Project Manager, Sales Manager, Tourism Entrepreneur
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