Tourism - NCEA Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Deane
In the past two years, our world has changed dramatically. None more so than the international industry of Tourism. As a country that depends on tourism, we find ourselves having to shift from a focus on the international traveller to those who already exist within our borders.
Level 3 Tourism focuses on our most unique characteristic Te Taapoi Maaori - Tourism Maaori. You will be challenged to understand our country and its attractions from the perspective of Te Ao Maaori while learning about some of the fundemental values that underpin our country's tourism industry; manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, and whakawhanaungatanga. The course focuses on why tourists come to New Zealand; to see our spectacular scenery, to experience our thrilling adventure tourism and to understand the uniqueness of Maaori culture. As well as learning about New Zealand's tourist attractions, Level 3 Tourism aims to develop your knowledge about the Waikato by learning about the stories and the significance of places to our local iwi Tainui.
We also examine the economic impact of Tourism on both New Zealand and the world, bringing a critical eye to how the industry plays an important role in the development of nations.
The course builds on the knowledge gained in Tourism 7 and offers Unit Standards towards the National Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) which will help you to gain entry into training for a career in this exciting and varied career pathway.
This term is about introducing ourselves to the significance of tourism and the economic impact it has on New Zealand and the world. We will learn to think of Tourism as a process, which contributes
This term we are learning to
- Identify and explain the cultural significance of natural attractions and man-made attractions in tourism Maaori.
- Identify and explain the cultural significance of man-made attractions in Tourism in Maaori.
This term we will be learning to:
- Identify suppliers used by the New Zealand travel industry to book travel products in Pacific Island countries
- Present information to customers about air transport and ground products, and related services available to visitors travelling to, from, and within Pacific Island counties.
Recommended Prior Learning
Passed Level 2 Tourism or at the discretion of the HOD.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 5