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ITC Schools Team announces plans for 2024

Posted on 01/11/2023 by

Our fabulous ITC Schools Team.

The International Travel College is one of New Zealand’s most well-regarded providers of travel and tourism education at the tertiary level. We are committed to supporting and improving travel and tourism education across the country at all levels.

That’s why we created ITC in Schools, a pathway for high schools to offer our education resources at NCEA levels 2 and 3. This provides a fantastic option for schools to offer a more diverse education, and a way for students to learn about the exciting possibilities of a career in travel and tourism.

Now that 2024 is just on the horizon, the ITC Schools Team has announced plans for the coming year. Here’s everything we’re looking forward to in the New Year!


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ITC Schools Team delivers two Flight Attending short courses in Napier

Posted on 12/07/2023 by

Our Napier Flight Attending short courses were a huge hit for students.

Napier and the entire surrounding region has had such a challenging year that ITC wanted to step in and help out the best way we know how – with top-tier education.

So many high school students have had their learning disrupted due to the flooding and ongoing clean-up, so we decided to offer two short courses on Flight Attending.

Michelle Newsome took the first short course, and Laura Orsbourn took the second. Both team members are relatively new to the Schools Team, but absolutely knocked it out of the park and did an incredible job in Napier.  


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ITC delivers the first Business of Tourism Academy in Northland

Posted on 28/02/2023 by

Welcome to our first ever Business of Tourism Academy in Northland!

The Business of Tourism Trades Academy in 2023 at NorthTec in Whangarei is the very first Tourism Academy ITC has delivered in Northland. 

It was open to any year 12 or 13 students who attend high school in Northland, and we were excited to receive enrolments from 15 students from across the region. They come from Kamo, Whangarei Girls, Tekura Correspondence, Hokianga, and Whangaroa. 

The group began their studies last week, so read on to learn more about the Academy, what the students will learn, and how the course has gone so far.


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ITC to run FIVE Tourism Academies in 2023

Posted on 25/10/2022 by

ITC’s Business of Tourism Academies offer high school students the chance to begin their travel and tourism studies early, and to earn 30 credits at level 3.

One of the great things about ITC is that we don’t just offer tourism and travel credits for those who have finished high school. In fact, our Business of Tourism Academy offers Year 12 and 13 students in Auckland and Whangarei the chance to earn up to 30 level 3 credits throughout their school year.

And the best part is, we’ll be offering FIVE opportunities to join our Business of Tourism Academy in 2023.


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Want to be a flight attendant?

Posted on 24/08/2022 by

Thinking of becoming a flight attendant? ITC courses could help make your dream come true!

Being a flight attendant means travelling all the time, meeting new people, exploring new places, and being part of people’s incredible journeys and holidays. It’s no wonder so many people dream of becoming flight attendants here in New Zealand and around the world!

Many students who study with ITC and Study From Home go on to become cabin crew, so here’s a little more about how we prepare our students for these roles.


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ITC’s Business of Tourism Academy begins for 2022

Posted on 02/03/2022 by

The Business of Tourism Academy is kicking off again, and now available in South Auckland!

Despite all the challenges of the past two years, ITC has been running the Business of Tourism academy for two years now, and we’re excited to be launching our very first South Auckland academy this year.

Through the academy, students across Auckland and South Auckland can learn about tourism from a business perspective, giving them an insight into what it might be like to take these studies further and begin a rewarding lifelong career in tourism.

Here’s a little more about the Business of Tourism Academy and how you can get involved. (more…)

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The ITC Business of Tourism Academy: A fantastic option for high schools in 2022

Posted on 20/10/2021 by

ITC and the Te Arataki Ki Te Uru Trades Academy are offering a Business of Tourism Academy for high school students in Auckland in 2022.


In 2022, ITC is pairing up with the Te Arataki Ki Te Uru Trades Academy to offer a Business of Tourism Academy for high school students in Auckland. 

This fantastic course option will give students the opportunity to learn about tourism from a business point of view, with a real focus on the entrepreneurial side of things that Kiwis are so famous for.

Courses will be available at level two and level three, ensuring learners can make a start in the industry at either level. Additionally, these courses cover a range of sectors in the industry, including adventure tourism, airline and airports, accommodation, activities, attractions and many more.

This is the course option for anyone considering a robust career in tourism and tourism management in the future. (more…)

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Tourism to become an Achievement Standard subject from 2023

Posted on 13/10/2021 by

From 2023, tourism will be available as an Achievement Standard in New Zealand high schools.



In a massive, exciting announcement for the tourism industry, the Ministry of Education recently accepted tourism as an Achievement Standard subject, starting 2023.

This means that students will be able to earn Achievement Standards at levels 2 and 3 in high schools around New Zealand, and ITC couldn’t be more excited to see this pathway open up for young learners. In fact, we even had a hand in helping to make it happen.

Here’s a little more about the announcement and how ITC encouraged it to happen.


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ITC Short Course team creates Eco Tourism program

Posted on 31/08/2021 by

An ITC Short Course guides students to create and execute sustainable ideas for their local communities.

When the pandemic put New Zealand tourism on pause in 2020, many New Zealanders and industry groups urged that we as a country take the opportunity to make the industry more eco-friendly.

The ‘Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism’ report released in early 2021 was just one submission outlining ways we could improve how environmentally friendly our industry could be.

Additionally, the 2021 Sustainable Travel Report by found that 77% of Kiwi travellers think sustainable travel is vital. 

At ITC, we also believe tourism can and should be more sustainable, which is why our short course team has recently created a new course dedicated to Eco Tourism. (more…)

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ITC supporting students when enrolling from high school

Posted on 17/08/2021 by

Sharon is one of ITC’s friendly Course Advisors

ITC doesn’t just offer our own students training and education in travel, tourism, and aviation – we also have a dedicated Schools Programme that delivers short courses to high schools all over the country.

These short courses offer students the opportunity to earn NCEA levels 2 and 3 credits, and enjoy a taste of what the tourism industry is really like.

This is the time of year students make their decisions about further education beyond high school. At ITC we are here to make this process as easy as possible. One way we do this is by offering this process at their high school. (more…)

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