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Tourism, Hotel and Airline Operations (Level 4)

New Zealand School of Tourism
Hamilton (New Zealand)
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Program description

This programme is unique in that you are learning and applying knowledge and skills across a range of tourism workplaces. This means you will have more choice and a better understanding of the different careers in tourism. The modules cover New Zealand Tourism Destinations, Inbound Tourism, Hotels and Hospitality, Water Transportation and Cruising, Airport and Airline Operations, Tourism Operations and Guiding and Travel Agency Operations.

What you learn:

  • New Zealand Attractions and Activities
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Maori Tourism
  • Promoting Tourism Destinations
  • Inbound Tourism Groups
  • Hotel & Hospitality Operations
  • Conference and Events Operations
  • Water Transportation and Cruising
  • Blue Lagoon Cruises
  • Airport Operations and Ground Handling
  • Airline Risk Management
  • Tourism Operations and Guiding
  • Contiki
  • Club Med
  • International Destinations
  • Amadeus - Airline Reservation System
  • Coach and Overland Touring
  • Communication and Customer Service in Tourism
  • STA Travel
  • Employment in Tourism

Mentoring & Coaching

You will have your own personal mentor and coach throughout the course that meets with you every six weeks for a one-on-one meeting to discuss your goals, talk employment and ensure you are work ready.

Industry Learning

You will enjoy learning what the industry wants you to know. The airline, travel, tourism, and hotel industries are all involved in our programmes which are interactive and up to date. Experience the fun of being part of the worlds most exciting industry.

Certificates Gained:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 4
  • New Zealand School of Tourism Certificate - Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Specialist Certificate
  • Blue Lagoon Cruises Specialist Certificate
  • STA Travel Specialist Certificate
  • Contiki Specialist Certificate


You have a choice once you graduate from this qualification to either seek employment or step up to the Level 5 Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management.

Admission requirements

  • All international students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the start of all courses. (18 years of age on day 1 of your course as per code of practice requirements)
  • 4 years of secondary school or equivalent work experience

English Language Proficiency

  • IELTS: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017: Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL: Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • LanguageCert: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than merit in any band

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New Zealand School of Tourism

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