Diploma: Travel and Tourism

The qualification provides a solid industry related foundation, availing opportunities for the individual to enter this employment sector with the applicable background and skills in order to embark on a variety of career choices in this industry. The Diploma in Travel and Tourism provides a broad understanding of the Travel and Tourism industry.

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Who should enroll on this Diploma: Travel and Tourism course?

The strong focus on tourism development subsequent to South Africa`s re-entering of the international economy is envisaged as a growth point with job creation and employment opportunities. The qualification creates opportunities for individuals entering the job market in the hospitality industry as part of this sector.

Duration of the Diploma: Travel and Tourism course

The Diploma: Travel and Tourism course is delivered in the following manner:

  • Attend full-time classes at our campus in Port Elizabeth over a period of 2 years
  • You will have access to a computer lab for research purposes.

What are the pre-requisites for the Diploma: Travel and Tourism course?

In order for you to enroll on this qualification you should be in possession of:

  • A National Senior Certificate or equivalent.
  • ‘Equivalent’ refers to foreign qualifications (these are qualifications that you obtained in a foreign country, and which are evaluated by SAQA to be equivalent to the university entrance qualification of South Africa).
  • A good command of English.

What does the Travel and Tourism course entail?

You will complete the following modules in order to obtain this qualification:

Year 1

Modules 1st Semester

Module 1: Industry organisations

Module 2: Structure of travel industry

Module 3: Sources of travel related information

Module 4: Car hire

Module 5: Coach travel

Module 6: Time zones

Modules 2nd Semester

Module 1: Rail travel

Module 2: Cruising

Module 3: Tour packages

Module 4: Insurance

Module 5: Official documentation

Module 6: Final travel documentation


Year 2

Modules 1st Semester

Module 1: Tourism defined

Module 2: Tourism system and major role players

Module 3: The motivation and decision to travel

Module 4: The business environment of the tourism establishments

Module 5: The marketing management of the tourism establishments

Module 6: Customer service in the tourism establishments

Module 7: Operations management in the tourism establishment

Module 8: Services people management in the tourism establishment

Module 9: Financial management in the tourism establishment

Module 10: The consequences of tourism

How is the Diploma: Travel and Tourism assessed?

You will be required to undertake and complete the following per module: (Assignment, Tasks, Research Project and Assessments) as well as a Portfolio of Evidence



·         Tasks

·         Assignments

·         Research Project

·         Assessments

·         Portfolio Of Evidence (POE)

·         Site Diary

·         Logbook

·         Portfolio Of Evidence (POE)


Further studies after Diploma: Travel and Tourism

What is the articulation pathway for me once I have completed this full-time course? In other words, what is the possible next step when I have received this qualification? Once you have obtained this qualification in Travel and Tourism, you have the option of entering the world of work immediately, or other appropriate fields through articulation with other tertiary institutions. You can obtain a degree at any other tertiary institution (university or private university in South Africa).

What are my next steps?

If you require more information before deciding if this is the course for you, or if you would like to find out what other options we have available, please contact our call centre on: • Landline: 041 450 2550, or Mobile: 063 236 0351 • E-mail: educol@iafrica.com If you have decided that this is the course for you, then please… • Complete the application form. • Pay the course fees in full or the deposit required. • Submit all your supporting documentation to prove that you meet the entrance criteria for this course as set out in the pre-requisites above. • Send all of the above documentation to: » educol@iafrica.com We look forward to welcoming you as a student at Ed-U City Campus.