L2 Tourism - Semester A

2TOUA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Olsen

Level 2 Tourism - Taste of Tourism - Semester A

This course is an introduction to the travel industry in New Zealand.

  • This course will introduce students to the process of tourism and tourism terminology.
  • Students will learn how tourism  operates in New Zealand.
  • This course will also introduce students to numerous tourism related work  opportunities and pathways.

Why should students take this course?


This course offers 10, Level 2 NCEA vocational credits in Tourism. It is especially suitable for students who are interested in working with people. 


This course compliments 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.


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. 


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


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.  

Note:

  1. Tourism is a significant industry in New Zealand and worldwide. In 2018, tourism directly employed 8% of the total New Zealand workforce.
  2. The New Zealand tourism industry is diverse and is made up of five main sectors. These sectors, that include  transportation, accommodation, sales and activities, attractions and events, provide a vast range of work opportunities.

US

DESCRIPTION OF STANDARD

LEARNING CONTEXT

24730

Tourism Business







This unit standard examines the main parts of tourism and how each part contributes to the operation of tourism at origin, in transit and at destination. The main parts of tourism are people, places and products.

24732

Tourist Characteristics & Needs






This unit standard examines reasons why people travel and the travel products and services that tourists need. 

Students will  also analyse the top five international markets visiting New Zealand to determine what tourism products and services are provided to satisfy their needs.


24728

Work Roles





This unit standard examines the various work roles in the industry. It also looks at the skills, attributes and knowledge required in the workplace.


Please note: There is the opportunity to be assessed for other unit standards/topics in this course.



Pathway

L2 Tourism - Semester B, L3 Tourism - Semester A, L3 Tourism - Semester B

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Chromebook/Laptop


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24728 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism
2
I
3
U.S. 24730 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism
2
I
4
U.S. 24732 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs
2
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Holiday Park Manager, Hotel/Motel Manager, Deckhand, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Industrial Designer, Hotel Porter, Maitre d’Hotel, Workplace Relations Adviser, Marine Engineer, Helicopter Pilot, Ship's Master, Project Manager, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser


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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.