Course spotlight: New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3Posted on 25/01/2017 by Jess O'Connor
Thinking about a career in travel or tourism? The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3 could be the perfect course to study from home.
An introduction to the world of travel and tourism, this qualification will teach you all about New Zealand geography and popular tourism destinations. You will also learn valuable communication and customer service skills to thrive in the industry.
Course length: 20 weeks (full-time) or 40 weeks (part-time)
Next start date: 23 October 2017
To learn more about the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3, I caught up with head tutor Richard Euston. Here’s what he has to say about this exciting qualification.
What types of jobs could this qualification lead to?
The list is endless – pretty much anything in the travel and tourism industry. Recently we’ve had graduates start work as travel agents, airport ground crew and on cruise ships.
There are also opportunities with hotels, car rental companies, coach tour operators and working at tourism activities, such as Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy.
One important thing to remember is that your first job in tourism won’t be your last, so take any opportunity you can to get started somewhere. You will find that career progression can happen very quickly!
What is your favourite part of this course?
Meeting our new students at our Orientation Workshop. It’s really the only time we get to meet the students after a lot of correspondence by phone and email, so it’s always great to put faces to names and find out what their aspirations are.
I would also say our annual graduation event is right up there, as it’s an opportunity for our students to celebrate their achievements and take a chance to reflect on all the hard work they have put in.
Having friends and family there makes it even more special, and there’s always such a great feeling of pride in the room.
What advice would you give to students starting the course?
Make sure you put together a study plan! Studying from home brings it’s own challenges so you need to be really organised and ensure that you have a plan in place to help you achieve. And don’t forget to ask questions and communicate with the ITC team – we’re here to help and we love talking to our students.
It’s also important to come to the course with an open mind and be ready to learn, and also with the knowledge you will be working hard and challenging yourself. And potentially in less than 6 months you can have an internationally recognised qualification which will get your new career started.Posted in News, Study From Home Tips |