Level 5 Tourism and Travel Studies Programme

Career Opportunities

  • Tourism Operator
  • Travel Agency
  • Event Management

IPU New Zealand’s Tourism and Travel studies programme is a first step into the wide world of guided visitor experiences. Developing a knowledge of workplace management as well as learning to incorporate indigenous values into business ensures students of this course will be able to analyse and evaluate tourism on a local, national and international level and deliver quality visitor experiences in the tourism field.



Educational outcome
Graduates will have the communication and technical competence to enrol in industry and/or academic programmes qualifications in tourism, travel, and/or event management at levels 6 and 7.

Professional outcome
Graduates will be able to work in senior roles (e.g. tourism operations advisors, tour managers, and business or trade development advisors) within the tourism and travel industries.




  • Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in English Language
  • New Zealand students: Completion of Year 12 + Interview (Dean will consider prior learning (e.g., work experience in the area or University Entrance literacy and numeracy credits)
  • International students (direct entry): Interview + Graduation from high school in home country + IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 (or equivalent score on an acceptable international English proficiency test) 



  • Any Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Tourism or equivalent
  • Food Safety Certificate and Barista Certificate

  • tourism and hospitality experience at Dean’s discretion

Core tourism papers

  • TO.501 Tourism and Travel Operations
  • TO.502  Tourism Marketing
  • TO.503  Tourism Event Management
  • TO.504  Communication for Eco-Tourism
  • TO.505  Communication for E-Tourism
  • TO.506  Cultural Tourism
  • TO.507  Tourism Research Project
  • TO.508  Tourism Work Experience