One in ten of all working New Zealanders are employed in the tourism industry. With over two million tourists visiting Aotearoa New Zealand each year, the demand for professional tourism industry workers is increasing. WelTec’s tourism programmes will equip you for a career in this fast paced industry and give you opportunities to work around the world.
WelTec’s Certificates in Tourism are relevant, practical and exciting with learning opportunities taking place outside as well as inside the class room. You will be able to take part in our class field trips which let you experience New Zealand tourist attractions first-hand and prepare you for a career in tourism and travel.
Learning takes place in a supportive environment with our highly qualified tutors who are experienced industry professionals. You will be able to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Employment opportunities exist in a variety of tourism related roles here and overseas including tour guiding, visitor centres, tourist attractions, airlines, rental car companies, hotels and cruise ships.
Learn outside of the classroom. The programmes focus on hands-on learning with class field trips to experience adventure and cultural and luxury tourism. You can also get the chance to participate in a one-day flight attendant course.
> Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) - Destination Rotorua
Experience the backpacker tourism experience. Our Rotorua road trip is designed to develop your understanding of why tourism is important and what is on offer in this key destination. You’ll experience being a tourist and get to meet operators from a range of attractions.
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> Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) - Destination Queenstown
Designed to enhance your understanding of the business of tourism; your course includes flying to Queenstown to experience the South Island’s number one destination. In 2011 our students stayed at a high profile hotel and experienced key attractions including: Milford Sound, Ski-fields, Shotover Jet, Bungy jumping
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“Our Queenstown experience was definitely a highlight of the whole course as it gave an insight into the industry and meeting people who worked within it was a bonus!”
Krystal Singh, Certificate in Tourism (Level 4)