NZ Certificate in Tourism [Level 3]

Study Options



17 weeks


Level 3

Get on board a fast growing global business

Let your future take flight with the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism. You will use your adventurous spirit and passion for customer service to guide people on their way to exploring and experiencing all the world has to offer.

Studying tourism and travel at EIT involves completing the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3 over 19 weeks or continue your studies with the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 4. 


This full-time 19 week programme leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism [Level 3] with strands in both Visitor Experience and Tourism & Travel. The programme also includes the internationally recognised City & Guilds Certificate in International Tourism. At the completion of the programme, graduates are ready for front line entry level positions in industry, under limited supervision, or further, higher level tourism study.

The programme consists of five courses, with the teaching and learning for the C & G Certificate integrated. Students must successfully complete each course with a grade of C- or better averaged across all of the summative assessments in each course in order to be awarded the qualification. Barista training is included in this qualification.

In particular, the programme is designed to develop skills to be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of customer service and selling skills
  • Apply tourism workplace practices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Regional New Zealand
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the tourism and travel industry
  • Apply knowledge and attributes required for a Barista role

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

With the NZ Certificate in Tourism L3 you’ll begin your own journey, creating exciting adventures for people every day. You could find yourself promoting everything from weekend excursions for locals to planning unique Kiwi experiences for international tourists showcasing our natural landscapes, cultural icons and thrill-seeking activities.

Possible job opportunities include: Attraction assistants, front office positions, ticket sales, reservations consultant, visitor host, booking assistant, rental vehicle operations and front desk administration.

Your study pathway could progress onto: New Zealand Certificate in Tourism [Level 4] and the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel [Level 5].




  • February (Tairāwhiti and Hawkes Bay)


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.