NCEA Level 3 Tourism

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Hodge

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Tourism or at the HOD’s discretion

The main reason to study travel and tourism is to work in this significant industry. Hotels, airlines, destinations, attractions, transportation, cruises, events, activity providers, shopping centres, tourist services, travel agents, tour operators and many others together form this industry which is the largest export earner in New Zealand. It is in constant growth and needs more and more skilled workers and innovators every year.  Tourism is such a large employer locally and nationally this course is a great introduction to the industry.

Year 12 Tourism explores;

  • Australia as a tourist destination
  • Pacific Islands a tourist destination
  • New Zealand as a tourist destination
  • Impacts of tourism
  • The business of tourism and service
  • Maori tourism

Tourism careers include;

      Flight Attendant                 Marketing co-ordinator

      Travel Agent                      Tour Guide

      Hotel Management           Event and Conference Organiser

      Activity Operator               Customer Service Operator



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$150 for local field trips