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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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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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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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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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ITC delivers fantastic one-day International Exchange Program for Hong Kong students

Posted on 26/07/2023 by

Students from Methodist College in Hong Kong recently joined us for a one-day International Exchange Program.

Earlier this month, ITC welcomed a group of students from Methodist College in Hong Kong for a one-day International Exchange Program.

Students were able to experience tertiary life for a day at our Auckland Campus.  This program was developed specifically for international exchange students, and was designed to give them a good insight into what it might be like to study travel and tourism – and ultimately begin a rewarding lifelong career in the industry.

Here’s a little more about how the day panned out, and the feedback we received!


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An insider’s guide to working in international holiday work placements

Posted on 19/07/2023 by

Shelby Cooper is the Operations Director at International Working Holidays. Here’s her insider’s view on the industry!

One of the many special things about the ITC and Study From Home family is our connections across the travel and tourism industry.

With those connections, we’ve been able to reach out to industry insiders to provide behind-the-scenes looks into what it’s like working in bungy jumping and in HR at a leading hotel.

Today, we’re excited to share our insider’s guide into life as the Operations Director of International Working Holidays. That’s all thanks to Shelby Cooper, a talented and passionate woman who kindly answered all our questions!


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Apply now for your chance to win an ITC Scholarship!

Posted on 17/07/2023 by

Apply for an ITC Scholarship

ITC and Study From Home have just opened up applications for some amazing scholarship opportunities!

As the New Zealand tourism industry has got back into the swing of things, businesses are seeking new and qualified staff such as graduates from ITC and Study From Home.

“New Zealand continues to be one of the world’s top tourism destinations, and with the borders open, international visitors are returning. We need to support our sector to rebuild a more resilient future that leaves people, communities and the environment better off than before,” Peeni Henare said.

We are doing our bit to support our industry, ITC is helping people with a passion for joining the Travel & Tourism industry gain first-class skills and knowledge. We want to help even more by giving away multiple scholarships for full-time students, which are worth up to $5,600 per student. Not only that, it’s also on top of the Fees Free program, so you could have the first part of your study covered by Fees Free, and the second part partially paid for by a scholarship!


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Level 4 famil a huge success for ITC students

Posted on 20/06/2023 by

The recent level 4 famil was a huge success, giving students a chance to learn about the industry outside of the classroom.

One of the many benefits of studying with ITC is that we know and value the importance of real-world experiences. ‘Famils’, or familiarisations, are the perfect way to get students out of the classroom and outside to explore the lessons they have been learning in real life.

Recently, our fabulous Short Course tutor Michelle Newsome took Auckland students from both campuses on an incredible three-day famil. Michelle is not only an expert on travel and tourism, but an experienced travel guide herself, making her the perfect person to share her knowledge.


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You are worth it! The ITC and Study From Home team shares wisdom and inspiration

Posted on 15/06/2023 by

The entire team at ITC and Study From Home supports you and believes in you. Today we’re sharing our top inspirational quotes and knowledge to help you in your journey!

One of the many special parts about being a student with ITC or Study From Home is that the tutors, advisors, employment consultants – the entire team – truly cares about your journey.

We often interview graduates to share their stories, and that often happens because we’re keeping in touch anyway. This is a college where the team regularly goes above and beyond to help you through your studies, support you in your job search, and celebrate with you in your successes.

So to remind you of just how much you’re worth it, the team got together to share their incredible wisdom, things they have learned from their careers, and favourite inspirational quotes. (more…)

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Catching up with student-turned-tutor Laura, who is also a Disney Alumni!

Posted on 07/06/2023 by

Laura Osbourn has had quite the journey, starting as a student, earning a place in the Disney Exchange Program, and now a tutor!

Back in 2018, we spoke to a graduate who had returned to ITC to complete her level 5 Diploma with the intention of joining the Disney Exchange Program.

She made it to Disney, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works and she had to return to New Zealand – so we interviewed her again in 2020!

However, that wasn’t the end of her story. After many ups and downs and a lot of hard work, Laura Osbourn returned to ITC again, but this time as a tutor.

As we continue with our ongoing ‘Adventures after Disney’ series, we felt it was a great opportunity to interview someone who has not just successfully applied for the Disney Program, but someone who will also be helping current students prepare for their applications as well.

With that said, here’s the latest updates on graduate, Disney alumni, and tutor Laura Osbourn!


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