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Northlink College
Full Time

The Tourism Department of the Tygerberg Campus strives to benchmark its training on world-class standards. All Lecturers are qualified Trainers/Assessors and are specialists in their field of expertise. The national and international syllabus run concurrently, therefore once you have successfully completed your two-year Tourism theory and 18 months practical training/employment at Northlink you will have acquired two Tourism Qualifications.

Type: undergraduate diploma

Duration: 2 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • International tourism geography

  • Developing a local tourism destination

  • Related tourism services

  • Development of the tourism industry

  • Assessment component for all City and Guilds subjects

  • Tourism Communication

  • Tourism Communication

  • Tourist Destinations  (South Africa)

  • Tourist Destinations  (Africa and Indian Ocean Islands)

  • Travel Services

  • ICDL (International Computer Driver’s License)

  • Travel Office Procedures

  • Travel Office Procedures (TOP N5 - principles of accounting)

  • Wines of South Africa  (short course)

  • Tourism industry practical training

Second year subjects:

  • Business systems

  • Customer service operations

  • People development (Human Resource Management)

  • Marketing operations

  • Assessment component for all City & Guilds subjects

  • DTT (Development and Training Technologies. Fares within Africa)

  • DTT (Development and Training Technologies. International basic fares)

  • Hotel Reception

  • Travel Services

  • Tourist Destinations (Europe, Middle East and USA)

  • Travel Office Procedures (public relations)

  • Event Support (short course)

  • Fidelio (short course)

  • First Aid

  • Galileo or Amadeus (optional 2-week course, Not included in course fees.)

  • Tourism industry practical training

Careers: travel agent, tour guide, tourism consultant.


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