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The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3 (with a strand in Tourism and Travel) is an excellent introduction into the airline, airport, travel and tourism industries.

Throughout the course you will learn all about New Zealand’s thriving tourism industry, including essential destinational geography – you’ll be an expert in no time!  Along with specific industry skills-based training, you will learn about customer service, cross-cultural communication, travel requirements & documentation.  There are so many exciting areas of the industry to discover, such as travel agencies, flight attending, airlines, airport, hotels, cultural and adventure tourism – just to name a few!

Even though you’ll be studying at home, this course includes a high level of practical activities, online communication, resources to fit different learning preferences and a high level of interaction with the Study from Home tutorial team – you’ll never feel isolated.

Entry requirements
  • Have achieved NCEA level 2 and/or
  • Be able to demonstrate suitable literacy and numeracy skills


Course features

ITC Study From Home courses are specifically designed to appeal to the learning styles of all learners by using a wide variety of resources and activities.

This course includes resources and activities such as:

  • Interactive video lessons
  • Downloadable subject workbooks
  • Quizzes
  • Problem-solving activities
  • Creative thinking activities
  • Online forum discussions
  • Research activities
  • Real world travel & tourism case study analysis
  • Written tutor feedback on activities and assessments
  • Verbal or video feedback on activities or assessments
ITC also operates a three-level approach to assist graduates to gain employment:
  1. All students are enrolled in our online Careers module which covers:
  • How to put together a professional CV
  • How to write an outstanding cover letter
  • Skills for interviews
  1. The Study From Home team is available to support students in all of these areas and act as a referee if required
  2. ITC has two employment consultants working to make students aware of all of the latest employment opportunities in the Travel & Tourism industries. Then to assist them through the recruitment process.

Note also that ITC graduates are offered LIFETIME assistance from our employment consultants and students are always welcome to ask for assistance even years later! Screen reader support enabled.


Learners are assessed in a range of methods including:

  • Open book written assessments (using a variety of question styles including short answer, multiple-choice, essay and matching)
  • Projects
  • Roleplays
  • Case Study analysis
  • Map work
  • A computer (desktop or laptop) or tablet with a keyboard Notebook/paper and pens
  • Distance learning through our online learning platform, ITC online Tutor and student interaction is part of the course via phone, live video classrooms and email
  • ITC offers a free 7 day trial of their online learning platform (ITC online) so that students can get a feel for what its like studying online and sample a few of the different types of resources and activities that they offer.
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to the Tourism Industry
  • New Zealand Tourism
  • Workplace Skills
  • Sales and Operations
  • Career Development
Payment options
  • ITC offers support for all students regarding assistance with student loans, allowances and fees free applications


The ITC tutorial team are hand-picked for their extensive travel industry experience within New Zealand and overseas. They bring a real depth of skill and expertise and their strong industry knowledge makes them a valuable resource for students.

The dedicated Study From Home tutors who are available by phone, email and face-to-face appointment.  Our very own portal has the function to have virtual meetings too if face-face in not achievable. 

Special Offer

For those who are considering enrolling this year, you can now see what Study From Home is all about by doing a quick trial run, completely FREE!

This will allow you to try Study From Home to see if the learning style will suit your needs, and to show you how you can gain your qualifications through distance learning.

All we need is your email address and full name. We will send you a log in access within 24 hours and you can experience our online portal for 7 days absolutley FREE!

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Study From Home is the distance learning arm of the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC).  Established in 1996, ITC is an award-winning college that provides qualifications for the airline, aviation, travel and tourism industries. ITC is registered and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA/UFTAA), CODECO and Ready To Check In.

Study From Home courses are perfect for people who want to gain an airline, travel or tourism qualification but are unable attend one of ITC’s Auckland campuses. All students need is access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. ITC has developed excellent online learning systems, including a community forum where students can interact, to ensure people feel supported. There is also a team of dedicated Study From Home tutors who are available by phone, email and face-to-face appointment.

As a leader in airline, tourism and travel training, ITC is pleased to be able to offer its award-winning qualifications to students wishing to study from their own homes, wherever they are based in New Zealand.

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