Tourism N Diploma

Full Time

If you are passionate about the world of travel, a career in tourism is for you! You can work with groups or individuals organising their travel experiences and adventures, work in central reservations or hotel reception; or outdoors ensuring the smooth running of tour groups and events.

This is an in-depth programme with face-to-face tuition given only by qualified and experienced lecturers and UniCollege has also added an externally affiliated module – Amadeus – which is required by the industry in South Africa.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This programme develops learners to enter specialist and management positions within the travel and tourism industry such as:

  • Travel agent or consultant
  • Tour operator
  • Destination management specialist
  • Incentive travel consultant
  • Rental agent
  • Tourism development officer
  • Tour guide
  • Customer service manager
  • Travel and tourism entrepreneur
  • Tourist information officer
  • Tourist information centre manager
  • Airline reservations
  • Travel and tourism marketer
  • Event management
  • Hotel reception
  • Hotel manager
  • Travel agency manager
Course Outline

National Certificate: N4

  • Travel Office Procedures N4
  • Tourism Communication N4
  • Travel Services N4
  • Tourist Destinations N4
  • Computer Skills for Windows & Office

National Certificate: N5

  • Travel Office Procedures N5
  • Tourism Communication N5
  • Travel Services N5
  • Tourist Destinations N5

National Certificate: N6

  • Travel Office Procedures N6
  • Hotel Reception N6
  • Travel Services N6
  • Tourist Destinations N6
  • Amadeus (UniCollege only)
Accreditation and Certification

Students write national examinations which are set and administered by the DHET.

Successful students achieve the following which is conferred and issued by the DHET:

  • National Certificate: N4 Tourism (SAQA ID: 66910)
  • National Certificate: N5 Tourism (SAQA ID: 66978)
  • National Certificate: N6 Tourism (SAQA ID: 67013)

Once you have successfully achieved all three N4-N6 certificates and have worked for 18 months (minimum of 2000 hours) in a tourism environment, your logbook will be submitted to the DHET. Once you receive DHET approval, you will qualify to receive the highly respected National N Diploma: Tourism (SAQA ID: 67051).

Qualifying learners will also receive, subject to passing the necessary external and internal exams:

  • Amadeus Certificate
  • UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Computer Skills for Windows & Office
Course Factsheet