Course spotlight: New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3Posted on 01/02/2017 by Jess O'Connor
If you love airports, planes, people and of course travel, then you’ll probably love the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation.
This Level 3 qualification teaches you tourism with a particular focus on aviation. You’ll study topics such as airport security and passenger handling, and you’ll find out what it’s like to work as a flight attendant or member of the cabin crew. You’ll also learn about online reservations systems such as Amadeus.
Course length: 25 weeks (full-time) or 49 weeks (part-time)
Next start date: 21 August 2017
To find out more about this course, I spoke with head tutor Joy Carter. Here’s what she had to say.
What is your favourite part of the course?
Orientation Day. It is a real buzz to meet new students and see them embarking on a new journey. It’s a great introduction – a chance for them to meet fellow students, get to know more about the exciting travel and tourism industry, and how they will study online.
What types of jobs could this qualification lead to?
Airport-based roles such as check-in, ground support staff, customs, Ministry of Primary Industries, security, airport operations, customer service, retail.
It could also lead to airline roles, such as ticketing, flight attending, ground crew, customer service, baggage handlers and aircraft cleaners.
What advice would you give to students starting the course?
Immerse yourself in the industry. Take an interest in what is going on – this will be your future.
Be prepared to invest your time and energy into your studies for the short time it takes to complete the course.
Also, ask for support from family and friends.
Any further comments about this qualification?
Be fully prepared before starting. Make a plan and stick to it. Your tutors are there to support you – please make use of us.
Applications for the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3 are open now. Get in touch to register your interest and learn more about this exciting qualification.Posted in News, Study From Home Tips |