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Where will the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel take YOU?

Posted on 10/06/2020 by

Leap into an exciting future with the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel Level 3.

One of our most popular qualifications is the Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel – and for good reason.

This action-packed, 20-week course is an exciting introduction to the world of travel and tourism, as well as the world of customer service and cross-cultural communication.

Whether you dream of working in the travel and tourism industry – or you’re still figuring out the right career path for you – this qualification is a fantastic place to kickstart your studies after high school.


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Introducing Susan Afoa

Posted on 03/06/2020 by

Welcome Susan! She is a new tutor at our Botany campus.

Mauri, Talofa Lava and Kia ora! 

My name is Susan Afoa and I am a new tutor at ITC Botany. I am of I-Kiribati and Samoan heritage, but have lived in NZ my whole life. 


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Introducing ITC Upskill4Free

Posted on 26/05/2020 by

We will be offering modules or even up to one course completely FREE of any student fees to anyone who can demonstrate their travel and tourism employment has recently been terminated due to the crisis.

The past few months have been a whirlwind for everybody in the world. We’ve witnessed firsthand the immediate impact of COVID-19 on our industry.

We can see the real problems this pandemic is causing to tourism in New Zealand, with many companies making some huge staff cuts and even closing their doors.

The current situation: Where we are now

It’s hard to not feel helpless and very sad about the situation, and to worry what the future holds.

We certainly can’t predict how the industry will look, when it will turn around, and what the future will bring.

This sense of ‘no control’ has certainly been challenging for everyone. But, what we can control is how we react to it and what we do!

Here at ITC, we want to help.

In a time of crisis, we feel it’s our duty to help our industry.


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ITC short courses are back!

Posted on 20/05/2020 by

We’re happy to be once more providing short courses to secondary school students under Alert Level 2.

We are excited to announce that our short courses are back under Alert Level 2. 

As with campus reopenings, ensuring the safety of staff and students is still the utmost priority, says ITC Marketing Manager Mel Jenkins.  

“We are beyond thrilled to be back offering short courses and working with high school students. We’re following level 2 guidelines and public health recommendations to ensure a safe learning environment,” says Mel. 

These short courses are an excellent opportunity to provide students from all areas of school something meaningful, something over and above what they are doing in class. Most importantly, they help to instill confidence and see a positive future.


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Welcome back: ITC campuses to reopen under Alert Level 2

Posted on 13/05/2020 by

ITC is looking forward to welcoming back tourism students on Monday 18th May.

After seven weeks of studying and working from home, all of our campuses are set to reopen under Alert Level 2.

Students, tutors, and some support staff will be returning to college on Monday 18th May, unless they have been advised by their medical practitioner not to attend.

ITC Marketing Manager Mel Jenkins says while ITC is super excited to re-open its doors, she understands that some people may be feeling nervous about expanding their bubbles.

“We know everyone will both be excited and a little nervous to come back to college. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is still our utmost priority under Level 2,” she says.


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Level 5 enrolling now: Give your tourism career a boost

Posted on 06/05/2020 by

Now is a great time to upskill and gain management training.

Have you always wanted to advance your tourism career, but never had the time?

Now could be your chance! If you have extra time on your hands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, why not use this time to give your career a boost by gaining management skills?

Enrolments are open now for the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel Level 5 – an exciting qualification that can help take your tourism career to the next level. 


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3 transferable skills you learn from studying tourism

Posted on 21/04/2020 by

A tourism qualification opens up many job opportunities.

A qualification in tourism is highly transferable – just ask our graduates!

We have graduates working in the industry, but also in other professions – from sales and marketing to teaching, human resources, business management, and more.

At a time when New Zealand’s tourism industry is going through some big changes, it’s worth celebrating the diversity of a tourism qualification – it’s one that opens many doors.

Here are the top 3 transferable skills you learn from studying tourism.


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ITC: Training the future tourism workforce

Posted on 14/04/2020 by

Now is a good time for people to train for tourism, so they are ready and qualified for when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented changes to tourism, both here in New Zealand and abroad.

There’s a lot about this crisis that’s difficult to predict – such as when a vaccine will be available, or when international borders will reopen.

During these uncertain times, ITC is looking to the future, for things we can do today to help strengthen the tourism industry for the years to come.

One of the things we can and are continuing to do is train the future tourism workforce.


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ITC: Studying online in style!

Posted on 07/04/2020 by

ITC staff donned their best costumes last week to brighten the mood.

Our first week of studying online during lockdown got off to a very stylish start, with staff and students donning their ‘best outfits’ at home.

The theme for last week was ‘Best Dressed’ and it did not disappoint. From wedding gowns to dinosaur costumes, there was not a dull outfit in sight.

You can see all of the brilliant photos on Facebook: ITC Best Dressed Theme Week.


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ITC open for online learning

Posted on 31/03/2020 by

You can continue to study towards an airline, travel or tourism qualification with ITC during New Zealand’s Level 4 Lockdown.

Here at ITC we haven’t stopped teaching during New Zealand’s Covid-19 Lockdown – classes just look a little different!

We’re open for online learning via our online platform, which our sister company Study From Home has been successfully using for over 15 years.

Students are continuing to learn and study towards their qualification, from their homes. We’re also accepting new enrolments, so you can get started soon. 

Our goal is for ITC’s online platform to be a place of learning and joy for our students, just like our campuses.

We’ve noticed there is a bit of confusion out there about what’s open and what’s not, so let us clarify exactly how we’re operating during Lockdown.


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