The Tourism Industry is New Zealand’s largest industry, it is growing rapidly and holds many exciting career opportunities. Explore what you need to succeed in Tourism.
Learn why and how Aotearoa, New Zealand, has developed a reputation as one of the world’s premier tourism destinations. Meet leading tourism operators, experience what they offer, hear from the tourists and listen to employers about the skills you will need to work in their sectors of the tourism industry. Compare and contrast the attractions, activities and tourism facilities on offer in different regions of Te Tau Ihu and practice some of the skills you will need to succeed. This course is practical, involves multiple industry visits and gives you a taste of the real world of working in a tourism operation.
Starts: Term 1 intake
4 x four day block courses (includes overnight)
Whenua Iti Outdoors
Pathways + Opportunities
- Tourism Industry Employment
- Diploma in Adventure Tourism*
- NZ Certificate or Diploma in Tourism
- University or Polytechnic Studies
- Bachelor in Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Commerce*
- Bachelor of Event Management
- Bachelor of Marketing
*Available locally at NMIT
Tourism Business Operator
Adventure Tourism Guide
Briarna has thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the Tourism Operations course, especially meeting new people from different schools. Being able to visit different tourism destinations, learning about Maori culture and the history of the places she visited during the course, have had a big impact on Briarna.
One of the highlights was a trip to Anchorage in the Abel Tasman National Park where the group experienced canyoning down the Torrent River. This was a real challenge for Briarna, where she had to “push through” despite carrying an injury, to complete the river canyoning. Briarna also loved the bush experience and seeing and listening to the birds.
The course has helped Briarna to think about her future when she finishes school. She is currently looking at opportunities for further study in Tourism or Camp America. “This course has opened by my eyes to the possibilities available in the tourism industry and how I need to take opportunities as they come along”.