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Diploma in Tourism Management

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 Years

Minimum Credits:

375

NQF Level:

6

SAQA:

117883

MODE:

Contact Learning

CAMPUS:

Centurion (Pretoria)

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

South Africa's tourism industry is thriving, and it needs formally qualified professionals who can make a significant impact on both the industry and the destinations it serves. Our comprehensive curriculum trains students on sustainable tourism practices, advanced marketing strategies, and creating memorable tourism experiences. The Diploma in Tourism Management provides students with the in-depth understanding of the industry and the skills to lead and shape the way people explore the world.

What makes our diploma even more ideal is that it's designed to adapt to the ever-changing industry landscape. We continuously incorporate relevant and current updates to ensure you have the latest insights, tools, and practical knowledge that you'll need to succeed in the ever-changing world of tourism. The diploma prepares you for an industry that relies on collaboration to thrive, influencing how people experience the world, driving economic growth, and understanding tourists’ need. Join us today and set yourself on a path to becoming an influential asset in South Africa's thriving and ever-evolving tourism sector, with an ideal diploma that truly prepares you for the future.

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:

On successful completion of the Diploma in Tourism Management (NQF 6), the student may articulate to a degree or diploma, such as the STADIO Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Marketing or Bachelor of Commerce in Project Management.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT ARE:

 

  • a Senior Certificate (SC);

  • a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 40% in four 20-credit modules,and minimum of 30% in English Home Language or First Additional Language; OR

  • a National Senior Certificate – Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)) with a minimum of 50% in three fundamental subjects, including English; and a minimum of 60% in three vocational subjects

 
OTHER ACCESS PATHWAY:
  • a STADIO Higher Certificate in Business Accounts Administration (NQF 5); OR

  • A cognate Higher Certificate (NQF 5) or Advanced Certificate (NQF 6).

COURSE CURRICULUM

1st YEAR MODULES

  • Database Foundations

  • End User Computing

  • Fundamentals of Business Communication 

  • Introduction to the Tourism and Event Industry 

  • Management Perspectives 1 

  • Tourism Marketing 1 

  • Visitor Attraction Management 1 

2nd YEAR MODULES

  • Eco-tourism

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Finance and Funding

  •  Management Perspectives 2 

  • Public Relations in Context 

  • Tourism Marketing 2 

  • Visitor Attraction Management 2

3rd YEAR MODULES

  • Digital Marketing 

  • Hospitality 

  • Tourism Management Practice (Travel Operations and Services)

  • Work-based Learning 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
  • Visitor Attraction Administrator

  • Trip Manager

  • Tourism Marketing Specialist

  • Hospitality Service Ambassador

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