Level 2 Tourism

Course Description

This course is designed for those students who are interested in having a career in the Tourism Industry. The course is linked to real-life employment situations, ranging from the shop floor to management. 

Tourism Level  2 leads to Tourism Level 3 and a range of employment and study options in New Zealand’s biggest industry. The course is Unit Standards-based and offers a chance to sit industry-based qualifications that also count for NCEA Level 2. 

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
This course covers a range of topics. For example:

• New Zealand Destinations

• Global Destinations

• The Tourism Industry

• The Service Industry

• Tourist characteristics and needs

• Tourism support

• Cultural significance of Māori Tourism

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned NCEA Level 1, or have HOF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There may be field trips to local attractions/tourist destinations. These are likely to incur expenses, to be advised during the year.


Tourism is a course that can lead to careers such as a tour guide and travel agent and is also aligned with the hospitality industry.


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.