New Zealand Certificate in Tour Guiding

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Tourism Studies


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Legislation relevant to the achievement of the outcomes of this qualification may include:
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016
Land transport Act 1998
Occupiers' Liability Act 1962
Conservation Act 1987
Copyright Act 1994
Local government Act 2002
Marine Reserves Act 1971
National Parks Act 1980
Reserves Act 1977
Resource Managements Act 1991
Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the tourism industry with individuals who can support and enhance the visitor experience.

The qualification will benefit the community by enhancing New Zealand's tourism visitor experiences and bringing economic benefits to the country.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to prepare and deliver guided interpretation in one of a range of tourism contexts. Graduates will be able to work under broad guidance, and they may also have some responsibility for the performance of others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Tourism at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 863 693
Phone: 0800 863 693
Fax: (04) 817 5399

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