Level 3 Tourism (L3TOU)


This is a Unit Standard based course which can be used as the second year of the NZ Certificate in Tourism (Level 2) Schools Programme (NZCTSP).

What will I learn?

You will acquire knowledge and skills required by the travel and tourism industry. This includes study of tourist destinations, the tourism industry and industry specific skills.

There is particular emphasis on learning about world tourist destinations as well as activities in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Classroom activities will cover much of the programme. Visits by local tourism operators will complement theory and there will be other field trip options, including tertiary institutions (polytechnics, colleges or universities).

Workbooks provided by Service IQ (Industry Training Organisation for Travel and Tourism) supports this programme.

What should I have done already?

To complete the NZCTSP you will need to have completed the Level 2 programme.

Assessment outline

Compulsory units for the NZCTSP.

Maori Qualification Services (MQA) Level 3 Unit Standards are also available on request, these are not required as part of MAC's NZ Certificate in Tourism.


Assessment regulations

The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught. There will be no reassessment opportunity for these standards. You will only be given the opportunity to improve on your efforts if you get small things wrong that you can be fixed with no further teaching or learning occurring (resubmission) that will bring your grade from a Not Achieved to Achieved. Because there is no reassessment, if you do not submit the assessment on the due date you have failed the standards.

It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA Information.

Where does this course lead?

Credits can be used to help pass NCEA Level 3.

All of the compulsory and elective Level 3 units for the NZ Certificate in Tourism (Level 2) Schools Programme are offered. Additional elective papers are available on request.

This course helps in the transition to:

  • Work in the travel and tourism industry

  • Polytechnic, college or university courses in travel and tourism

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.