ACDTOU
This course requires 1 option.

Level 2 Tourism Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sadie Van der Kraaij

This Academy creates real opportunities for enthusiastic students in Tourism to gain knowledge of this career pathway through acquiring destination knowledge and industry based skills. This qualification works within the NCEA Level 2 and 3 framework whilst also meeting the requirements for the New Zealand Certificate of Tourism. A close relationship with two tertiary provides support into the pathway of further education.
Students with satisfactory attendance and work ethic will also have the opportunity to attend courses at the International Travel College (ITC). Targeted work experience also provides clear avenues into employment. These range from placements in Hotels, various Visitor Attractions and Travel Agencies. Our aim is to provide students with a breadth of understanding of the industry requirements, both in terms of further study and employment.
The Tourism Academy is a single option, one hour, at Levels 2 and 3. At Level 2 students can also select to do the one hour Hospitality option. This Level 2 combination is an exception to the rule that students are only allowed to select one academy.
Students will also spend time in our school reception honing their front-of-house customer service skills. This includes answering the telephone, taking messages and other front of house tasks and duties.
In the second year of the programme we begin to explore specific interest pathways. In school, we continue to offer the standard Tourism programme to meet the certificate requirements. However, we ask students to select from interest pathways which allow us to better target their needs outside of the classroom. For those interested in a Flight Attending pathway, we offer guest speakers and a 2-day Flight Attending course at ITC. For those with an interest in Tourism Administration, we offer a myriad of work placements and a Hotel Taster Day with the New Zealand School of Tourism. For those with an interest in Visitor Services, there are many work placement opportunities as well as 2-day courses at ITC either introducing areas such as Adventure Tourism, Māori Tourism and Tour Guiding. All the courses are provided free of charge by AWVA.
Some English standards may be offered in a Tourism context to allow students to develop their work place literacy skills.

All students will need to: complete the MHS online selection process or see Mr Hackett or Mr Tinling, plus complete an AWVA application form and have an interview with the academy tutor. Students will then be notified about whether they have been selected or not.

Places are limited in the academies and are not guaranteed until the application has been confirmed after the above.
Further information is available in the specific academy handbook.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All the academies are fees free, which includes some bus transport. However, some have a uniform cost.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry


Credit Information

Assessment Description
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. 24729 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of world tourist destinations
2
I
4
U.S. 24730 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism
2
I
4
U.S. 24731 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of destination New Zealand
2
I
4
U.S. 24732 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs
2
I
3
U.S. 24727 v2 Describe and compare impacts of tourism on the physical environment
2
I
3
U.S. 18237 v3 Perform calculations for a tourism workplace
2
I
3
U.S. 23761 v2 Read and comprehend work-related documents in English for a tourism workplace
2
I
3
U.S. 23767 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of and use the Internet in a tourism workplace
2
I
2
U.S. 24726 v2 Describe and compare social and cultural impacts of tourism
2
I
2
U.S. 4252 v8 Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
2
2
2
2
I
2
U.S. 21834 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of introductory aviation terminology
2
I
2
U.S. 57 v9 Provide customer service
2
2
2
2
2
I
2
U.S. 377 v8 Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces
2
2
2
2
2
I
2
Total Credits
6
38
6
6
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries