Explore the majestic wonders of the world and journey to different destinations with the Diploma in Travel and Tourism.
Why this course is perfect for you?
Do you have a keen sense of travel and exploration? Are you fascinated by unique cultures and famed world heritage sites? If so, a career in Travel and Tourism is for you.
Travel and Tourism generates large amounts of money for local economies and is one of the most exciting career paths because of the jet-set lifestyle and sightseeing that many professionals enjoy. Although it is commonly associated with international travel, it also refers to travel destinations within South Africa. As a future tourism officer, you will be responsible for promoting tourism for countries and cities, and developing tourist campaigns for holiday destination groups with the aim of generating and increasing revenue.
Through this exciting course you will learn how to undertake travel and tourism functions such as the management of cultural and natural resources, how to effectively coordinate travel and tourism activities, manage events and develop entrepreneurial skills to start your own enterprise.
Why study with Damelin?
As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.
How to get in?
Registering for the Diploma in Travel and Tourism is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- Age Exemption (23 years or older)
- At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study and
- Proof of English language proficiency and
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
- Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
Time you will spend on the course
This is a three-year course, with the option to attend either full-time or part-time classes during the week. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.
Course content and modules
You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1: SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.
Travel and Tourism Development 1*
Travel and Tourism Practice 1A*
Travel and Tourism Management 1*
Travel and Tourism Practice 1B*
Travel and Tourism Marketing 1
** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.
YEAR 2: SEMESTER MODULES
Travel and Tourism Development 2*
Travel and Tourism Practice 2A*
Law for Tourism
Travel and Tourism Management 2*
Travel and Tourism Practice 2B
Tourism Marketing 2*
YEAR 3: SEMESTER MODULES
Travel and Tourism Development 3*
Travel and Tourism Management 3*
Travel and Tourism Practice 3A*
Travel and Tourism Practice 3B*
Work Integrated Learning**
**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead
A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.
Careers you’d be great at
- Travel Agent
- Tour Guide
- Tour Operator
- Event Planner
- Nature & Wildlife Conservationist
- Hotel Concierge
- Resort Manager
The strength in your qualification
Full-Time and Part-Time I SAQA ID: 67297 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 360 I Course Type: National Qualification