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HPTN1002 – Certificate in Travel & Tourism

Launch your career in travel or tourism!

The tourism industry encompasses the provision of all those services used by people when travelling away from home, including booking services, transport, accommodation, tourist retail outlets and attractions.

This interactive online course is designed to develop your skills in tourism planning and management. It provides a foundation for further learning, whether on the job or through formal studies.

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Key Benefits

  • Gain a certificate and understand the nature and scope of the tourism industry
  • Be able to recommend tourism destinations relevant to client needs
  • Advise clients on planning for unforeseen circumstances while travelling, such as financial, legal and insurance issues
  • Includes utilising transport services such as airlines, car rental, shipping, bus and rail
  • Be able to advise on accommodation options including camping, hostels, hotels, resorts and more
  • Advise clients on package tour options to satisfy their specific requirements
  • Consolidate available information and resources to plan a trip

This course is designed to

  • Provide you with the skills to undertake a variety of roles in the tourism industry
  • Up-skill anyone managing a small tourism business
  • Improve your confidence to help you nail that future interview!

Projected Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Hospitality & Tourism graduates are often employed in Hotels and Travel Agencies once they graduate. On successful completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:


  • Hotel Manager
  • Tour Operator
  • Event & Conference Organiser
  • Leisure Activity Co-Ordinator

Career Projections

The Minister of Business, Innovation & Employment forecasts that tourism to New Zealand is expected to grow 4.6% per year over the next five years. The availability of tourism and hospitality jobs is therefore forecasted to increase resulting in 9,870 job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for hospitality and tourism is between $37,550 – $70,720 per year.

Sources:, Business New Zealand, Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Course summary

Investment: $495 + GST or from only $25 per week with our interest FREE payment plan. Click here to get started now!


Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Delivery and support: Online with expert tutor support via email or phone.


Duration: Approximately 90 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete in ten weeks.


Access time: We allow up to 6 months access to this course.


Qualification: On successful completion of this tourism course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.


Course Level: 4


This course covers nine modules

1. HPTG132 – Travel Industry Overview

Holiday travel, business travel, resources, components of travel (accommodation, transport, food, luggage, health, money, etc)

2. HPTG108 – Destinations

Local, state, interstate, international; health before departure.

3. HPTG117 – Money, Insurance, Legalities and Other Issues

Credit cards, traveller’s cheques, exchange rates, international driving, quarantine laws, Islamic law, political concerns, tariffs, duty free, departure taxes etc.

4. HPTG128 – Transport – Airline reservations

International Air Transport Assn, aircraft types, flight information, transfers, time zones, passports, visas, baggage, travelling with animals, making a reservation, etc.

5. HPTG129 – Transport – Car Rental

Types of hire cars, reading manuals, different road rules, making reservations, cost structures, etc

6. HPTG130 – Transport – Other

Flights, boats, ferries, cruising, buses, rail etc

7. HPTG101 – Accommodation

Camping, caravans, tents, B & B’s & guesthouses, hotels, youth hostels, resorts, etc

8. HPTG120 – Package Tours

Comprising of transport, accommodation, activities and outings sold together.

9. HPTG131 – Travel Agency Procedure Systems

Ethics, tourist organisations, client records and account procedures, etc.

Our Students say

★★★★★ “I wanted an online course that I could do at my own pace and is affordable.Also, anytime I had a question and clicked the help button, the tutors were very helpful. I really enjoyed this course, thank you for this opportunity and experience!” – Jessica Saunders


★★★★★ “The notes look simple but tasks ensure you do research and really understand the topic.” – Samantha


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