Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Tour Guiding (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 50
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Tourism » Tourism Studies
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the tourism industry with individuals who can support and enhance the visitor experience, and through their skills and knowledge uphold the importance of tourism to the New Zealand economy. The qualification will benefit the community by enhancing New Zealand's tourism visitor experiences and bringing economic benefits to the country.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to prepare and deliver guided interpretation in one of a range of tourism contexts in order to enhance the overall visitor experience and contribute to business sustainability. Holders will be able to manage the safety of visitors and special visitor needs during a tour, complying with organisational and regulatory requirements. Their applied skills and knowledge will involve working under broad guidance, and they may also have some responsibility for the performance of others.

Indigenous values of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga in relation to travel and tourism may be encompassed in the holistic outcomes of this qualification.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Prepare for a guided interpretation applying knowledge of cultural, factual characteristics and attributes relevant to visitors
- Deliver guided interpretation to meet specific needs of visitor groups
- Plan for and manage the health and safety of a group during a tour including compliance with relevant Acts and health and safety legislation
- Apply workplace practices required of the tourism guiding industry
- Apply environmental 'best practice' processes and procedures in order to minimise the environmental impacts of business and visitor activity
Education pathways
This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) [Ref: 2206].
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work as a tour guide in the New Zealand tourism industry. Roles may include eco-tour guide, museum tour guide, attraction tour guide, horse trek guide, cultural tour guide, cycling tour guide, nature guide, heritage guide, adventure tour guide.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Nil
Education Organisation ServiceIQ
Developed By ServiceIQ
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2203
Status Current
Created 2014-02-26 16:36:12.0
Next Review 2018-12-31 00:00:00.0
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