Level 3 Tourism Plus Academy. Two hours a day.

ACDTP3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Van der Kraaij

2020/21 saw huge changes to the Tourism Industry in New Zealand and across the world.  In response to these changes, we have taken the backbone of the knowledge and skills from the Tourism Academy and added some future-proofing. The Tourism Plus Academy will also incorporate knowledge and professional skills from across the service sector. The new look academy will provide real opportunities for enthusiastic students to gain knowledge and skills relevant to the Tourism Industry and that are transferable across many customer service based career pathways in an ever changing world. This qualification works within the NCEA Level 2 and 3 framework whilst also meeting the requirements for the Level 2 Vocational Pathway. A close relationship with tertiary providers supports the pathway into further education.

The Tourism Plus Academy incorporates standards from Tourism, Workplace English, Customer Service, Personal Finance and Communications and Marketing. Targeted work experience will also provide clear avenues into employment. We will provide students with a breadth of understanding of the Service Sector Industry, both in terms of further study and employment.

Our aim is to produce reliable, resourceful, resilient leaders  who can think for themselves. Students who can communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations, are customer focussed and responsive to client needs. Students who can work as part of a team, who are able to communicate ideas and information and are confident to participate in new situations. Our graduates will leave us as independent, enterprising individuals with a clear direction for their future pathway..  

The Tourism Plus Academy is a single option at Level 2 and a double option at Level 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.

In the second year of the programme we begin to explore specific interest pathways, which allow us to better target student needs outside of the classroom. These pathways can be selected from courses run at Tertiary providers as well as AWVA based modules within school. Students are also encouraged to make full use of the Driver’s Licence programme and driving lessons that are an integral part of our Academy programme. All the courses are provided free of charge by AWVA. Students will also undertake work experience with the school reception team and volunteer work outside of Massey High School

All students will need to complete an AWVA Academy application form. See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for a form or complete the online form here, save to your device and email to Ms Douglas, [email protected]

MHS AWVA Academy 2022 application form

If you have trouble opening the application form then please email [email protected] , and a form will be emailed to you. If emailing please state which academy you wish to apply for.


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.



Faculties:

All Academies (AWVA), Tourism



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 378 v8 Provide customer service for international visitors
3
I
3
U.S. 1296 v7 Interview in informal situations
3
I
3
U.S. 1307 v8 Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
3
I
3
U.S. 1312 v7 Give oral instructions in the workplace
3
I
3
U.S. 2925 v6 Describe marketing options for enterprise activities
3
I
8
U.S. 3727 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific Island countries as visitor destinations
3
I
5
U.S. 9681 v7 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
3
I
3
U.S. 11097 v5 Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
3
I
3
U.S. 18211 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a tourist destination
3
I
5
U.S. 18212 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination
3
I
8
U.S. 28099 v3 Evaluate credit options and select debt management strategies to manage personal finances
3
I
3
U.S. 28126 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of world geography, including the Pacific Islands and Australia, relevant to the travel industry
3
I
5
U.S. 30906 v1 Plan and engage in an activity intended to benefit the community
3
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 58 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 58 credits.

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