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New Zealand School of Tourism
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Tourism, Airline and Flight Attendant Operations (Level 4)

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Level of Study



16 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Christchurch Campus


Gain an overview of the tourism and hospitality industries, while you lay the groundwork for an exciting career in flight attending or aviation.

You will learn

  • How to stand out to employers
  • All about the New Zealand tourism industry
  • How to travel sustainably and tread lightly
  • Marketing and promoting tourism destinations
  • Airport and airline operations and risk management
  • Aircraft safety, security, and emergency equipment
  • Communication, customer service and hospitality
  • Maori tourism, adventure tourism and eco-tourism
  • Experience a Hobbiton movie set tour
  • Risk management, safety & security
  • How to respond to an emergency onboard
  • Plus loads more!

Careers in Flight Attending & Aviation

  • Flight attendant
  • Airline sales manager
  • Airport lounge staff
  • In-flight services manager
  • Airline sales manager
  • Tourism operations sales

Qualifications Gained

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 4

New Zealand School of Tourism Certificate – Tourism, Airline and Flight Attending

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Specialist Certificate

You’ll also have the chance to be selected for an additional 4-week Flight Attendant Practical course, in which you will gain these extra certificates:

New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Flight Attending) Level 4

First Aid Certificate

Responsible Serving of Alcohol

Flight Attendant with Wings Badge

Entry criteria

All international students must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on day 1 of their course
  • Have completed four years of secondary school or have equivalent work experience

English Language Proficiency:

  • IELTS: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017: Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL: Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than merit in any band

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