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Tourism and Hospitality Courses

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Tourism and hospitality is a broad industry that offers you a variety of exciting career opportunities. It incorporates fields such as catering, hotel management, restaurant management, and tourism management.

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  • You can complete your course from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can ask an industry-expert tutor for help if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • You can gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills by studying your tourism and hospitality course in your own time at home.
  • You will be able to choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

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National Qualifications (N4-N6) Leading To Diplomas

These N4 – N6 courses lead to national qualifications that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This means that the course content is aligned with industry and employer needs. When you study one of these courses, therefore, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in the tourism industry. If you have completed your N6 level and can provide evidence of 18 months of relevant practical experience, you may be eligible to apply for – and receive – a National Diploma.

Tourism
National Certificate: N4 Tourism
National Certificate: N5 Tourism
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66978
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Tourism
National Certificate: N6 Tourism
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67013
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Tourism
Hospitality and Catering Services
National Certificate: N4 Hospitality and Catering Services
National Certificate: N5 Hospitality and Catering Services
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66973
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Hospitality and Catering Services
National Certificate: N6 Hospitality and Catering Services
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67008
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Hospitality and Catering Services

What Does The Tourism And Hospitality Industry Entail?

The tourism and hospitality industry is a service-driven industry focused on providing pleasant and enjoyable experiences to guests and tourists. It is interdisciplinary in nature, and incorporates elements of events planning, marketingfinance, management, and PR.

Areas that fall under the tourism and hospitality industry include:

  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hotel and Guest House Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Transport
  • Travel and Tourism

The diverse nature of the tourism and hospitality industry means that it involves a wide range of activities in the areas mentioned above. Activities can include:

  • Providing the catering for an event.
  • Running a guest house.
  • Greeting guests when they arrive at a restaurant.
  • Managing reservations for a hotel.
  • Providing assistance to guests at a health resort or spa.
  • Leading tour groups and showing them various tourist attractions.
  • Preparing and serving food at a restaurant.
  • Assisting passengers on a cruise ship.

These are only a few examples – keep in mind that the activities will differ from one area of specialisation within the tourism and hospitality industry to another.

What Career Opportunities Are There In Tourism And Hospitality?

In South Africa, the tourism and hospitality industry is expanding rapidly. It currently provides plenty of exciting career opportunities at both junior and senior level, and the number of available opportunities is expected to increase. Due to the nature of the industry, there is also plenty of room for career growth and specialisation.

Some of the career opportunities that are available include:

  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Concierge
  • Event Planner
  • Flight Attendant
  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Lodge Manager
  • Reservations Clerk
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Spa Assistant
  • Theme Park Assistant
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Agent
  • Waiter

A career in hospitality and tourism involves working closely with different people, and is also likely to involve working long hours or shifts.

What Skills Do You Need To Succeed In The Tourism And Hospitality Industry?

You will need:

  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A well-groomed appearance
  • Respect for different cultures
  • Ability to work on your own and in a team

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