2TOU
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Level 2 Tourism Studies | Tāpoitanga

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Roberts-Smith


“We have an opportunity to listen to communities and design the future of tourism in New Zealand so that it benefits our people and our home.” Stephen England-Hall,  Former Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand.

Re-imagine how Tourism will operate in the post-Covid world and be an integral part of reconnecting people again in the future!  New Zealand will be an exemplar on rebuilding its tourism industry!  Future tourism careers will play a pivotal role in the "bounce back" of tourism in New Zealand and beyond. There will be places for everyone - customer service, operations, sales and marketing, technology, human resources and finance.

Both domestically and internationally, the tourism industry will increasingly demand confident, skilled people with a passion for providing great services and experiences to visitors from all over the world. The qualifications gained from this course provides students with specialist understanding of this diverse and exciting sector. 

Throughout the year students will be exposed to a range of career pathways in the Tourism and Travel industries. This includes meeting a number of guest speakers who currently work and train people in the industry. There are also further opportunities for students to experience 'taster days' from some of the local Tourism and Travel providers such as The New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST), the International College of Tourism (ITC) and Ara. 

All assessments are unit standards, and as such may be credited towards NCEA Level 2. 

This course offers 21 credits and students are expected to complete 5 units of work and obtain between 17-18 credits.

Course Components

• Examine work roles in the tourism industry
• Consider the characteristics and needs of tourists
• Identify Aotearoa | New Zealand as a destination 
• Explore the history of tourism
• Discover popular international tourist destinations
• Investigate environmental and social impacts of tourism

Upon completion, students may progress to a tertiary provider for subsequent study in Travel and Tourism Levels 3 and 4 or continue with Level 3 Tourism Studies | Tāpoitanga here at Riccarton High School. 

The World is waiting. Make your career travel. 

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy required. 

An interest in the travel and tourism industry would be helpful.

14 credits in L1 Geography or another Social Science subject, or by consultation with Mrs Roberts-Smith. A competent level of literacy is required. 

Note: this is not a UE approved subject. 

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

There may be a potential cost of approximately $60 for a day visit to Hanmer Springs. There may also be further costs for additional local field trips and/or career 'taster' experiences.

This course will have an online learning component that would suit Bring Your Own Device - students bringing a laptop to class.

Assessment Information

6 unit standards, all of which are open book and can be completed when student is competent and ready.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24724 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the history of tourism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24727 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and compare impacts of tourism on the physical environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24728 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24729 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of world tourist destinations
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24731 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of destination New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24732 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0