Higher Certificate in 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 Certificate in Tourism provides a broad understanding of the Tourism industry.

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Qualification – Higher Certificate in Tourism

Field: 11 – Services

Who should enroll on this Higher Certificate in 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 Higher Certificate in Tourism course ?

The Higher Certificate in Tourism course is delivered in the following manner:

  • Attend full-time classes at our campus in Port Elizabeth over a period of 1 year
  • You will have access to a computer lab for research purposes.

What are the pre-requisites for the Higher Certificate in 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 Higher Certificate in Tourism course entail?

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


Module 1: Business English

Module 2: Business Management

Module 3: Computer Literacy

Module 4: Communication

Module 5: Entrepreneurship

Module 6: Financial Management

Module 7: Human Orientation

Module 8: Sales and Marketing

Module 9: Tourism Geography

Module 10: Tourism Development

Module 11: Tourism Practice

How is the Higher Certificate in 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 Higher Certificate in 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 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.