Subject Focus: Travel and Tourism courses

  • Students on the training plane at the New Zealand School of Tourism. Photo credit: NZSTStudents on the training plane at the New Zealand School of Tourism. Photo credit: NZST
  • Safety training. Photo credit: NZSTSafety training. Photo credit: NZST

In this subject focus, we look at college courses available in travel and tourism.

Tourism and hospitality are industries that contribute significantly to the economies of both Australia and New Zealand. They are also major employers. The size and significance of these industries means that they receive considerable investment from government and international business as well as attracting innovators and entrepreneurs at all levels.

Australia and New Zealand are both world leaders in these industries, and among the best in training people to participate in and contribute to them.

Lots of courses have strong ties with industry and work placements are in many cases an integral part of the course, giving you the chance to make valuable industry contacts and pick up essential work experience before graduating.

Contact Study Options if you would like to find out more about the range of tourism courses available at colleges in Australia and New Zealand.

More Information

Study tourism at the New Zealand School of Tourism

New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST), formerly Travel Careers & Training and Sir George Seymour National College, is New Zealand's largest private tertiary establishment specialising in training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries. New Zealand School of Tourism is rated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as a category one provider which is the highest possible ranking.

The college started in 1985 with one campus in Wellington and has since successfully grown to nine campuses located at Auckland Airport, Auckland Queen St, Auckland Britomart, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington Willis St, Wellington Courtenay Place, Christchurch and Dunedin. Our culture is to ensure success for our students while learning and in landing that dream job. We prepare students to become ‘work ready, world ready’. We cater to those wanting a career as tourism operators, flight attendants or tour guides, as well as in aviation, conferencing and events. Employment is a big focus at New Zealand School of Tourism. You will get to experience the industry through visits, educational trips and paid internships. 

Certificates and Diplomas are available in:

  • Travel & Tourism Management; 
  • Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations;
  • International Flight Attending;

Tuitions fees are approximately NZ$15,000 - NZ$18,000 per year.


  • Career guidance and exclusive job fairs
  • Paid internships
  • International familiarisation trips
  • Study tours
  • Counselling and student support
  • Auckland Airport campus has a full sized 737 aircraft on campus 

English Language Programmes

  • 2 week short courses with English and Flight Attending or Ground Handling Courses

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Study new tourism courses at William Angliss Institute

A career in travel and tourism will provide you with a multitude of options and our practical skill-based training will ensure that you are prepare for whatever adventure you’re seeking.

Melbourne is Australia’s centre for international sporting, arts and cultural events and William Angliss Institute is actively involved in training and recruitment support. To ensure a relevant educational experience, the Institute’s students are exposed to real industry environments and opportunities that are designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of the workforce. They are provided support and practical assistance to identify, apply and secure employment experience.

William Angliss Institute offers a wide range of programmes in travel, tourism and events up to Bachelor degree level. You can study a diploma or advanced diploma and gain credit towards your degree studies at William Angliss.

Some new programmes in 2016 include:

Bachelor of Events

The Bachelor of Event Management provides students with the skills and knowledge to design and deliver dynamic events across a range of industries such as sporting, food and wine, music, business and community events.

Specialist Subjects: Fundamentals of Event Practices; Event Design; Marketing and Communication for Events; Business Development in the events industry; Event evaluation and innovation; Management Fundamentals; Financial Concepts; Introduction to Marketing; Risk and Legal issues; Revenue Management; Sustainable Operations.

You are able to personalise
 your learning through a range of specialist electives such as Sporting Events, Community Events and Festivals and Business Events and Conferences.

Career Paths

Your Bachelor of Event Management could lead you to positions such as: Event Manager; Event and Sponsorship Executive; Event Coordinator; Festival Manager; Event Project Manager.

Duration: 3 years

Tuition Fees (2016 prices): AU$8,300 per semester

Start: February/July

Bachelor of Hotel and Resort Operations (includes 1 year work placement)

The Bachelor of resort and Hotel Management is designed to equip you with the ability to lead and manage business operations and find innovative solutions to complex issues in the dynamic resort and hotel industry. Students will develop critical thinking, management capabilities and professional skills so they can enter the industry with confidence.

Specialist Subjects: Fundamentals of the Resort and Hotel Industry; Emerging Trends in the Resort and Hotel Industry; Managing Resort Operations; Rooms Division Operations; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Digital Marketing and Distribution; Financial Analysis and Decision Making; Human Resource Operations; Risk and Legal Issues; Revenue Management; Professional Practice Project.

Career Paths

Your Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management could lead you to positions such as: Resort and Hotel Manager; Business Development Manager; Human Resources; Officer; Revenue Manager; Rooms Division Manager; General Manager

Duration: 4 years (including 1 year work placement)

Tuition Fees (2016 prices): AU$8,300 per semester

Start: February/July

Diploma of Hospitality (Hotel School stream)

In 2016 William Angliss Institute launched the Angliss International Hotel School, offering students a customised study pathway to take service delivery to a new and luxurious level. With exposure to masterclasses covering the finer and more specialised areas of hotel service, students will be equipped for a career offering exceptional service in the international hotel industry.

The Angliss International Hotel School programme commences with a Diploma of Hospitality with a hotel management focus. The diploma is an intensive programme delivered on campus over one year at William Angliss Institute and via an industry placement. Students can then progress into a bachelor degree at William Angliss Institute for an additional two or three years, depending on the degree.

Study Areas

Focusing on operational aspects of hotel services, students will develop knowledge and skills in: Food and Beverage Service; Food Knowledge
; Kitchen Operations
; Bar Operations
; Customer Service
; Reservations
; Front Office and Reception Service Operations; Concierge & Porter Services; Room Service & Housekeeping.

Supervised training will be completed in: Operational Management & Planning; Leadership; Workplace Health & Safety; Managing Quality Customer Service; Managing Budgets.

Industry Placement

Students will participate in an industry placement, which will involve exposure to food and beverage service, housekeeping, front office operations and concierge. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an optional international study tour with a leading hotel partner. This will provide students with invaluable experience in international hotel service standards. Some of our internship partners include:  Hilton Hotels; Westin Hotels & Resorts; Intercontinental Hotel Group; Langham Hotels and Resorts; Hyatt Hotels; Accor Hotels; Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

Duration: 12 months full time

Tuition Fees (2016): AU$8,000 per semester

Start: February/July

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