Higher Certificate in Tourism Management

The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Tourism Management is to afford undergraduate students with quality education and skills that they are able to implement within the tourism sector. The graduate will have the appropriate knowledge to successfully bridge the gap of a quality workforce in the Tourism sector.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • Project management course online

About

The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Tourism Management is to afford undergraduate students with quality education and skills that they are able to implement within the tourism sector. The graduate will have the appropriate knowledge to successfully bridge the gap of a quality workforce in the Tourism sector. The programme provides greater career opportunities in entry-level positions of different functional roles in the Tourism sector.

The Higher Certificate is directed at those currently employed within the tourism industry as well as those aspiring to enter into the tourism industry, specifically focusing on post matric students who aim to enter into this industry.

The programmes aims to develop graduates with practical skills required to effectively perform their duties. Through the coursework, the programme in turn aims to develop potential entrepreneurs within the tourism industry who will effectively contribute to the economy of our country and enhance promote the effective application of skills and knowledge within the fast-paced tourism industry whilst addressing issues of unemployment in South Africa.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Tourism Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Events Coordinator
  • Destination Marketing Officer
  • Guest Relations Officer
  • Accommodation Coordinator
  • Tour Group Operator
  • Tourism Marketing Coordinator
  • Tourism Information Centre Coordinator
  • Travel Agency Coordinator
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Hotel Operation Coordinator or Administrator

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Modules

  • Introduction to Tourism Management
  • Tourism Destination Marketing
  • Sustainable Tourism Development and Theories
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • Operations Management for Tourism and Hospitality
Elective Modules (Choose one from the following two electives)
  • End-User Computing
  • Digital Transformation in the Business Environment

Assessments

  • Knowledge Checks
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement;
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 23 years

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