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New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4

Take on the World with Crown!

Do you enjoy traveling? How about preparing someone’s itinerary for them? Do have a keen eye for detail? Group-401Then a career in Travel is just for you!

The New Zealand Certificate in Travel level 4 is a great way to get started in the travel industry. It’s a practical course designed for individuals who enjoy emerging themselves in helping others find the perfect journey. In this course you learn Amadeus, which is a system that is used in the travel industry. This system is used by airlines, hospitality, airports, cruises and tour operators. Knowing this system would give you that edge in applying for role in any field where this system is utilised.

As a travel agent you will have the opportunity to meet new people from around the world and engage in very interesting conversations with complete strangers. You will tell them your stories of travel and your experiences that will entice them to travel and experience it for themselves. This industry pays you well for hard work. It is estimated that a senior travel agent can make up to approximately 60k per year including commissions and bonuses.

This course also comes with Real World Experience (RWE). This is an exciting addition to our course and this gives our graduates a cutting edge chance to enter the industry as soon as they finish our qualifications. Crown recognises that businesses now need graduates to this and understands this from the prospective of the employer. This is why Crown also gives students work experience while they study. Our industry ties with travel agencies, hotel chains, ground handling agents and other tourism related associations make our students more likely to get the work experiences that they deserve.

Our tutors are qualified and well experienced professionals that are relevant and keep themselves current by attending seminars and conferences. Some staff are also practising travel brokers. You will go on class visits and have guest speakers from the industry to tell you more about the industry and get you excited about working in such a bubbly and exciting industry. Every year we have a trip to an international destination which is optional, however, a great way to see the world.

The travel industry is performing exceptionally. It is estimated that: Waterworks Group Photo-791

  • Tourism generated a direct contribution to GDP of $12.9 billion, or 5.6 percent of GDP
  • The global travel market was worth more than $629 billion in 2017, and is predicted to reach almost $818 billion by 2020
  • Annual international tourism expenditure is $16.2 billion – $44 million per day.
  • Annual domestic tourism expenditure is $23.0 billion – $63 million per day.
  • By 2026, travel will directly account for 135.8 million jobs with an annual increase of 2.1 percent during the next decade.
  • Travel and tourism directly generated more than 107 million jobs in 2015 (3.6 percent of the world’s total employment) and that’s forecast to grow nearly two percent in 2016 to 109.8 million. This includes employment by hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger transportation services (excluding commuter services).
  • 36,000 extra travel and tourism workers are needed by 2025.

During the 20 week programme, you will be fully equipped to enter the exciting world of travel. This course is an excellent way to take charge of your life and be in control of your future. So what are you waiting for, apply now!

Course summary Graduates will be able to deliver, and assist in supporting the delivery of, travel products across a range of organisations in the travel industry creating a quality customer experience. 

Along with the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism level 4 modules, this course includes:
Crown Institute Cabin Crew module
Study & Work programme (paid work experience)
Variety of field trips and guest speakers throughout the course
Course length 20 weeks (2 terms of 10 weeks, plus one holiday break)
Course achievement New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4
Contiki Certificate
STA Travel Sales Certificate
STA Travel Marketing Certificate

Optional Certificates 
Crown Certificate in Cabin Crew
Blue Lagoon Cruises Certificate
Hawaii Tourism Certificate
Hong Kong Specialist Certificate
Tiare Tahiti Specialist Certificate
Pierre & Vacances Expert in Mountains in France Diploma
Pure New Zealand Specialist Certificate
Online Travel Training (OTT) courses (variety of certificates)

2019 Course dates

4 Nov 2019 - 29 May 2020
Summer break: 9 Dec 2019 - 31 Jan 2020

2020 Course dates 3 Feb - 3 Jul 2020, 9 Mar - 21 Aug 2020, 28 Apr - 25 Sep 2020, 2 Jun - 13 Nov 2020, 20 Jul - 18 Dec 2020, 24 Aug 2020 - 12 Mar 2021, 12 Oct 2020 - 16 Apr 2021, 16 Nov 2020 - 4 Jun 2021
Holiday breaks (same as most NZ primary & secondary schools): 10 Apr - 27 Apr 2020, 6 Jul - 17 Jul 2020, 28 Sep - 9 Oct 2020
Summer break: 21 Dec 2020 - 8 Feb 2021
Course times 20 hours per week from 9.00am -1.00pm or from 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Domestic entry requirements You should be 16 years of age or above on the date you start your course. You must attend a personal interview and meet all eligibility criteria (please contact us for details).  Completion of Year 12 & 13 Tourism or equivalent preferred.
International student entry requirements IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5, or TOEFL pBT 530 with an essay score of 4 TWE, or TOEFL iBT 71 with a writing score of 20.
Further study

To gain the best qualifications possible for your chosen career direction, we recommend speaking with one of our friendly careers counsellors. Students who successfully complete the New Zealand Certificate in Travel level 4 may wish to continue their studies in any of the following:

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism & Travel (Level 5)
New Zealand Certificate in Accommodation - Reception Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3

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