NATIONAL N-DIPLOMA (N4–N6)

Tourism

What you should know

This programme aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in tourism with the focus on the travel sector. Upon completion of the 18 month theoretical component, students must complete an 18 month practical component by working in the tourism industry. This ensures that students are well prepared to face the world of work as an employee in the tourism industry.

Requirements

Grade 12 Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Suggested Subjects: Tourism

Duration

3 Years (18 months theory and 18 months practical work experience)

Career Opportunities

• Travel Agent
• Guesthouse Manager
• Tasting Room Assistant
• Airport Staff
• Hotel Reception
• Event Organiser
• Consultant at Tour Operator
• Entrepreneur

Campus

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What subjects will I be taking?

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER – N4

Travel Services

To prepare consultants for the tourism industry who can correctly complete the necessary documentation and provide efficiently for the needs of tourists in terms of travel services required.

Tourism Communications

To provide the student with the skills to express himself/herself clearly, correctly and concisely in oral as well as in written communication. To create an understanding of important aspects of interpersonal relationships in order for the student to function more effectively in the work situation. To assist the student to develop self-confidence in his/her social interactions.

Tourist Destinations

To prepare consultants for the tourism industry by generating a desire in students to experience tourism and guiding them to understand the complex interaction of the tourism industry while teaching them knowledge required to sell tourism products.

Travel Office Procedures

To enable the tourism student, with the required practical training in office procedures and marketing strategies, to perform the administrative and marketing functions attached to the post of the tourism consultant confidently.

SECOND SEMESTER – N5

Travel Services

To prepare consultants for the tourism industry who can correctly complete the necessary documentation and provide efficiently for the needs of tourists in terms of travel services required.

Tourism Communications

To provide the student with the skills to express himself/herself clearly, correctly and concisely in oral as well as in written communication. To create an understanding of important aspects of interpersonal relationships in order for the student to function more effectively in the work situation. To assist the student to develop self-confidence in his/her social interactions.

Tourist Destinations

To prepare consultants for the tourism industry by generating a desire in students to experience tourism and guiding them to understand the complex interaction of the tourism industry while teaching them knowledge required to sell tourism products.

Travel Office Procedures

To enable the tourism student, with the required practical training in office procedures and marketing strategies, to perform the administrative and marketing functions attached to the post of the tourism consultant confidently.

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER – N6

Travel Services

To prepare consultants for the tourism industry who can correctly complete the necessary documentation and provide efficiently for the needs of tourists in terms of travel services required.

Travel Office Procedures

To enable the tourism student, with the required practical training in office procedures and marketing strategies, to perform the administrative and marketing functions attached to the post of the tourism consultant confidently.

Tourist Destinations

To prepare consultants for the tourism industry by generating a desire in students to experience tourism and guiding them to understand the complex interaction of the tourism industry while teaching them knowledge required to sell tourism products.

Hotel Reception

To prepare professional receptionists who can accurately and efficiently perform the duties and functions of a hotel receptionist, and can thereby project and contribute to the image: ‘Excellence in service’ in the accommodation industry.