Career Choices Day
Career Choices Day provides school leavers, or adults looking to upskill, the opportunity to come onto campus, and check out areas of study.
If you love seeing visitors have an amazing experience, a career in tourism could be for you! In this programme you will learn the knowledge and skills to support and deliver quality visitor experiences in the tourism and travel industries. You will develop your communication skills, learn how to manage tourism workplace practices, and gain an understanding of national and international tourism operating environments and tourism business systems.
As part of your programme you will visit tourist attractions to develop a greater understanding of what creates a great experience and how tourism businesses operate. Locations may include Rotorua - to visit places like Waikato Jet Squeeze, Agroventures or rafting; Auckland - to visit Sky City and the Sky Tower; Rotorua - to see Mitai Village or Tamaki Village. You will also visit local attractions such as Zealong Tea Estate and Karapiro kayaking.
Wintec is an official City and Guilds approved centre. Our programmes have City and Guild programmes embedded in them, meaning that you'll not only be working towards an NZQA accredited qualification, you'll also be able to sit the exam for a City and Guilds qualification at the end of your studies. City and Guilds qualifications are recognised in over 100 countries around the world.
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites||Assessment Standard|
|TOMG550||Heritage, Culture and Sustainability||5||15||||N/A|
|TOMG551||Marketing Tourism Products||5||15||||N/A|
|TOUR502||Enhancing Visitor Experience||5||15|||
|TOMG553||Accounting for Tourism||5||15||||N/A|
|TOMG554||Management Decision Making||5||15||N/A|
|TOMG555||Investigative Tourism Project||5||15||Any four Tourism Management 5 modules||N/A|
Candidates are required to have:
48 credits at NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in English or Māori, 10 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 2 or above (5 credits each in reading and writing), and 10 Numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above; or
New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4); or
A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 4 or above; or Equivalent.
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
Candidates aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work/life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.
Candidates aged over 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.
All candidates who do not meet the entry requirements will be required to attend an interview.
Graduates of the programme will have the skills and knowledge to work in senior supervisory or advisory positions in the tourism and travel industry. Roles may include tourism operations advisors, business development coordinators, trade development advisors and small tourism business operators.
Graduates have the opportunity to work all of over the world. Organisations such as IEP can assist with visas and work placements, including a 12 month USA option for graduates. As a student you'll also hear about other opportunities, such as the Disney International College programme Charlotte Tawhiti joined following her Diploma in 2013. The programme involved living in Orlando Florida for one year, seeing the principals she had learnt about at Wintec in action at the magical world of Disney and making lifelong friends from all over the world.
Upon successful completion of Tourism Management 5 students may enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Management with 120 credits transfered. This is equivalent to one year of study in the degree programme.
Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.
While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.
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