National Certificate: N5 Tourism (SAQA ID 66978)

This course builds on what you learned in the previous level, and further prepares you for a successful career in the tourism industry.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You have already completed the N4-level course.
  • You want to develop your skills further, and you want to learn more about topics such as communication in the tourism industry, tourist destinations, and customer service in the tourism industry.
  • You want to go on to study the N6-level course.
Course code:
EN5028-04
Accreditation status:
N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID: 66978

Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
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Please note: The course fee includes the examination fees.
Entry requirements:
Subjects covered:
  • Tourism Communication N5
  • Travel Services N5
  • Travel Office Procedures N5
  • Tourist Destinations N5

Please note: Introductory Computer Practice N4 is a compulsory subject that you need to pass if you want to apply for your National Diploma. Therefore, if you want to earn your National Diploma after completing the N4 – N6 Certificates, and you have not already completed the subject Introductory Computer Practice N4, we recommend that you register for it along with the subjects listed above. (Additional fees will apply.)

Assessment and award:
Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N5 Tourism from the DHET.

Additional information:

N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

While you are busy with your course, or after you have completed your studies, you can sign up for the DHET’s free placement service – https://webapps.dhet.gov.za/iWIL – so that your profile can be matched with a suitable employer offering opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Workplace Based Learning (WBL) in your field of study.

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