NZ Diploma in Tourism and Travel [Level 5]

Study Options



1 year


Level 5

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The New Zealand Diploma in Tourism [Level 5] is a full time, one year programme. Graduates will be able to deliver, and assist in supporting the delivery of, a quality visitor experience across a range of organisations in the tourism and travel industries. The programme includes an overnight study tour, work experience and the theoretical knowledge required for a Bar Manager’s Certificate.


The programme consists of eight courses which will develop your skills to:

  • Apply effective corporate communication skills.
  • Manage tourism workplace practices.
  • Analyse & evaluate tourism operating environments.
  • Understand key factors that drive & shape tourism development.
  • Apply marketing principles.
  • Analyse & critique factors that impact on tourism businesses.
  • Interpret basic financial reports.
  • Apply quality standards & controls.
  • Contribute to the organisation management & delivery of a tourism event.

Graduates will be able to deliver, and assist in supporting the delivery of, a quality visitor experience across a range of organisations in the tourism and travel industries.

You’re welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff either in person or by phone and you can also arrange a visit to view our facilities.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

At the completion of the programme, graduates are able to assist in supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience and may also have some responsibility for the performance of others. Graduates are also prepared for further, higher level study.

Your possible employment opportunities include:

  • Airline Lounge Host
  • Travel Consultant
  • Hotel Reservationist
  • Airline ground staff



There is one entry date per year:

  • February (Hawke’s Bay Campus only)


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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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.