Course details

Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
NZQF Level 7

About the course

This qualification prepares graduates for employment in business. Graduates of the Diploma in Tourism Management will have employment opportunities that include tourism festival event management, local and national council event co-ordination, airport operational management positions, management positions in any transport sector, policy planning of tourism destinations, marketing and communications positions in national and local tourism organisations and destination branding within tourism organisations.

On successful completion of this qualification students will have the ability to:

  • Critique the roles, functions and application of services marketing management within New Zealand organisations

  • Analyse the environmental, sociocultural and economic impacts of tourism and apply the principles of tourism in relation to transportation

  • Critically examine contemporary issues in the tourism industry

  • Analyse and apply tourism policies in order to plan for new tourism opportunities

  • Critically evaluate academic theories in relation to industry practice

  • Apply management and theory principles in the planning, management and evaluation of events and conferences

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field except that of the Graduate Diploma to be studied, or demonstrate existing knowledge or experience at bachelor degree level, subject to Pathway Manager approval.

  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must achieve an IELTS Academic score of no less than 6.0 (no bands lower than 5.5) or hold an equivalent score from a recognised alternative English Proficiency Test.

All applicants may be required to undertake an internal NorthTec English language placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency. This will include writing and speaking components.


Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

About the provider

As Northland’s leading tertiary education provider we offer high quality, relevant and practical education to prepare you or your whānau for further education or your next career move. NorthTec’s programmes are designed to suit students entering study with varying levels of previous study and life experience. Start your life-changing journey towards an internationally-recognised qualification from a state-owned tertiary institution with a great academic reputation.

NorthTec has campuses and learning centres in Whangarei, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, Dargaville and Kaitaia. 

We’re transforming lives right here in Northland so whether you imagine yourself as a chef, a nurse, or dream of getting a job in a trade, check out our over 100 programmes and enrol now for a brighter future.