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An insider’s guide to working at Menzies Aviation

Posted on 29/11/2023 by

We chat to Katey Gemming from Menzies Aviation about what it’s like to work in such a large, well-known aviation company.

What’s it like to work at one of New Zealand’s biggest travel and tourism workplaces? We’ve already spoken to Shelby Cooper from International Working Holidays, and this time we’re chatting to Katey Gemming at Menzies Aviation.

Menzies Aviation provides ground support, fuel services, and air cargo services across the country and around the world, making them one of the most well-known names in the business.

Katey Gemming is currently a Human Resources Advisor for Menzies Aviation, so she has all the inside knowledge on what it’s like to work for this major company.


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ITC celebrates the successes of our inspiring 2023 graduates

Posted on 22/11/2023 by

We love tourism, and we’re so proud to congratulate our many graduates who have already found amazing roles in the industry this year!

“ITC’s long history of consistently working so collaboratively with the airline, travel and tourism industry in New Zealand has led us to being the first point of contact for businesses looking to recruit the future tourism workforce,” says Ceri Jenkins, Key Stakeholder Manager for ITC.

“The combination of these extensive partnerships, quality of teaching and the dedication and hard work of our Employment Consultants, enables us to provide the best service to our students to truly stand by our promises when we first meet our prospective students whilst they are still in school, or in their initial meeting with our course advisor to see which study option is best for them,” he continued.

All this training and dedication leads us to the end of each year where we look back and celebrate our many inspiring students who have gained incredible roles in the travel and tourism industry all over Aotearoa and beyond.


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Why start studying in 2023

Posted on 15/11/2023 by

There are six weeks left in the year, but it’s not too late to start studying with our level 3 courses beginning later this month!

There’s less than two months left in 2023. Many people are thinking about summer holidays, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and perhaps their plans for 2024.

But have you thought about starting study before the end of the year?

Not only is it possible with ITC and our level 3 courses starting on November 27, but it makes a lot of sense for anyone looking to get ahead and kick start their career! Here’s why.


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Meet 5 Whangarei students heading away on overseas exchanges!

Posted on 08/11/2023 by

Tutor Mel with the wonderful Whangarei students.

Going on an overseas exchange is something that many ITC students aspire to. Our connections with international groups, knowledge of the industry, and assistance in helping students apply for and land these amazing positions, all mean that we often see our graduates successfully apply for these roles.

In fact, we currently have five students from our Whangarei campus set to head off overseas to gain incredible experience and knowledge. They are Portia Suckling, Stella Panui-Park, Kayleigh Johns, Jack Potter, and Trinity Rule.

We chatted to them to ask about their time at ITC and their hopes for their upcoming trips.


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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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Meet the student with her eye on the Disney Cultural Exchange Program!

Posted on 25/10/2023 by

Mya gets into the spirit of Disney at ITC.

ITC students come from all over New Zealand, and have all sorts of dreams.

Mya Jorna came to us from Bream Bay College, where she did an Adventure Short Course. After that, she enrolled at our Whangarei Campus for the Level 3 and 4 Certificates in Tourism. Now, she’s eyeing up the Disney Cultural Exchange Program and all the amazing adventures and opportunities that come with it.

Here’s our quick interview to learn more about Mya’s journey so far!


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Did you know that ITC is more than just a tourism and airline tertiary provider?

Posted on 18/10/2023 by

ITC is more than just an in-person travel and tourism tertiary education provider.

The International Travel College of New Zealand has been providing training courses for the airline, airport, travel and tourism industries since 1996.

We have firmly cemented ourselves as a trusted leading supplier of these tertiary qualifications, and our wide network of industry contacts is a testament to our work in this space.

However, did you know that ITC is also so much more than that? Our in-person tertiary campuses are just part of what we do. We also operate Study From Home and Study From Work, two very different learning options.


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ITC’s free events a major hit with future students, students, and graduates!

Posted on 10/10/2023 by

ITC’s free events have been a huge hit with future students, current students, and graduates!

ITC recently hosted 4 incredible free events for anyone wanting to explore International Exchanges or the huge variety of airline roles available to our graduates. These were very popular and it’s been so incredible to meet so many excited visitors securing their places over the last two weeks. 

Here’s more info about the events, and details about new events coming up!

International Exchange events

In the first week of our school holidays we shared the inside knowledge to our visitors about International Exchanges. 

As a preferred provider of Disney & International Working Holidays, we were able to share the pathway, requirements and tips for anyone wanting to go overseas and work in some incredibly life changing roles.

We invited special guest, Shelby Cooper, Operations Director of International Working Holidays, who discussed the huge variety of options for anyone wanting to go on an overseas adventure, with stories of ITC graduates who are living the dream overseas right now!

Aviation events

We took off in the second week to discover the wonderful world of aviation.

Those who attended had the amazing opportunity to hear from a variety of ITC graduates who are currently work for Menzies Aviation & Air New Zealand, from ground staff to flight attendants. Everyone walked away with a pathway to so many roles and opportunities that await them next year. 

Upcoming free ITC events

If you missed out on the earlier events, we have a couple more coming up and it’s not too late to join!

We have two Enrollment Days, one this Thursday 12 October, and another next week Thursday 19 October.

You can visit either our Auckland Central City Campus or our Botany Campus at any time between 9am and 4pm to learn about ITC and Study From Home, and even enrol right there on the spot!

That said, if you’re interested in learning more and enrolling but can’t make one of those days, simply get in touch and we’ll set up a time that does work for you.

Becoming an ITC student

As an ITC student you get these incredible opportunities like career days and more during your studies with us. The above is only the beginning of an adventure as an ITC student.

If you want to discover more about being an ITC student and the amazing opportunities you get when you study with us, you can pop in and even bring a friend or relative for a no obligation free information session at one of our 3 different campus locations. There is even the option to Study From Home. Book a time that suits you here.

Enrol now

Have you already made up your mind and want to secure your place and improve your career? 

We are excited to announce that we still have space left on our Auckland City or Botany Campus November 2023 start after NCEA finishes. Our courses begin at this time to give students the option to study over summer and graduate at the BEST time for gaining a role in the airline this time next year! Plus, you’ll even still get a summer break to enjoy some time off.

Alternatively, we are enrolling for Auckland City, Botany & Whangarei Campus for 2024 as well. Visit our website to learn more.

To enrol, simply bring in your identification (passport, licence or birth certificate) and we can secure your place. We recommend NCEA level 2 to be eligible. We can assist with the process.

Or, you can start your enrolment process from the comfort of your home! Click here to enrol online!

Got questions? Get in touch today and we’ll be happy to chat!

Campus Study – 0800 TOURISM (0800 868747) or

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Meet Apii Tavioni: The graduate who landed a great role with Go Holidays

Posted on 04/10/2023 by

Apii in her role at Helloworld.

Like many of our students, Apii Tavioni first learned about ITC through our high school short courses. That led to an interest in travel and tourism, and now she’s working in an incredible job with Go Holidays!

We recently asked her a few questions about her journey, and Employment Consultant Sarndra Stephens also offered her excitement for Apii. (more…)

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Annual ITC Industry Expo inspires students and graduates

Posted on 20/09/2023 by

Air New Zealand was one of several industry brands that spoke at the annual ITC event.

Every year, ITC invites travel and tourism industry representatives to visit campus and engage with our students and graduates.

It’s an opportunity for employers to meet the next generation of qualified, passionate workers, and it’s a chance for our students to learn more about the industry, discover new career paths, and meet those working in the industry.


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