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Study and Career Preparation - Tourism and Hospitality Management Pathway, Level 4

STARTS: February 2024
Madras Street
International Close Date: Received all year

Prepare for higher-level study in tourism and hospitality management.

This programme is a pathway for the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management. It covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for higher-level study in tourism and hospitality.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Part-time up to 2 years.

40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematic credits (with a strength in Algebra for the Engineering Pathway and Numeracy for other pathways)

  • Please note that statistics and probability do not count towards this mathematics credits requirement.

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.
  • While entry to this programme requires an IELTS level of 5.5 Academic, entry to some of the Ara degrees requires a score of 6.5 or 7.0 Academic.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This certificate will prepare you for further study in hospitality and tourism by developing your academic study skills.

Study pathways

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can continue your studies with the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Geography
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Business-related subjects

N.Z. Cert. in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Tourism and Hospitality Management Pathway)

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks (Part-time options available)

Prepare for higher-level study in tourism and hospitality management.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2860
Next Starts February 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Received all year
Credits 60
Level 4
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2860-THSP
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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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