2TOU

L2 Tourism

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Olsen

Level 2 Taste of Tourism 

Why should students take this course?

This course offers 19-23 Level 2 vocationally based unit standard credits in Tourism. It is especially suitable for students who are interested in working with people. Taste of Tourism complements other subjects including hospitality,  geography, and business studies. It also provides skills and knowledge for various industries such as retail, customer service roles, banking, administration, and hospitality.


This course is an introduction to the travel and tourism industry 

  • This course will introduce students to the process of tourism and tourism terminology.

  • Students will learn how tourism operates, this knowledge can also be used in other service-type industries.

  • This course will also introduce students to the destination knowledge required in the industry. 

Note:

  1. Tourism was a significant industry in New Zealand and worldwide. In 2018, tourism directly employed 8% of the total New Zealand workforce. Although this has changed the main skills and attributes required in the workplace have not so this course will give you the opportunity to explore job opportunities within various industries. 

  2. The New Zealand tourism industry is diverse and is made up of five main sectors. These sectors include transportation, accommodation, sales and activities, attractions and events and provides a vast range of work opportunities.

  3. With the current situation globally tourism’s importance has shifted however the skills and knowledge that you gain in this course can be transferred to many other industries and jobs.  

  4. Currently, there is a shortage of Tourism and Hospitality workers in New Zealand.




Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Chromebook/Laptop

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24724 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the history of tourism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24726 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and compare social and cultural impacts of tourism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24727 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and compare impacts of tourism on the physical environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24728 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24730 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24732 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.