Tourism is offered at Years 12 and 13.

Tourism offers a wide variety of career choices, from dealing face-to-face with visitors, hosting tours and leading tourism activities, through to management and tourism strategy or marketing roles. It is an exciting and dynamic industry that makes an important contribution to New Zealand’s economy.

The Tourism courses at St John’s College consist of industry (ATTTO) created and moderated internally assessed standards. The credits accrued contribute toward NCEA and will be registered on student’s NZQA record of learning.

Year 13 Field Trip Rotorua

National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills)

Students who complete and pass the Year 12 tourism Unit Standards and who complete and pass the Unit Standards in the Year 13 course will receive the National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills).

This qualification has been specifically designed for secondary school students and provides students with an introduction to the tourism industry. It recognises the knowledge and skills required as a base for further training in the tourism industry. The Compulsory section ensures people awarded with this qualification are able to demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs, the business of tourism, destination New Zealand, world tourist destinations, and work roles in tourism.

Elective 1 includes basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Elective 2 provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of knowledge and skills required in the New Zealand tourism industry.

This qualification prepares students for entry to the National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) (Level 3) [Ref: 0876], which in turn can lead to qualifications and careers in outbound travel such as travel consultancy or wholesale travel, and inbound tourism within the New Zealand tourism industry.