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Study Tourism Management

The Diploma in Tourism Management offers high quality training in the different sectors of the Tourism Industry. With this exciting studies the students will combine practical as well as theoretical learning to keep up with the international service delivery standards in the tourism industry.


Students travel to various destinations in South Africa during their studies. The travel costs are included in the programme fees.

This diploma is offered at the following campuses: Centurion, Klerskdorp 

The Tourism Management Programme Is Ideal For...

Individuals who:

  • are already working in the tourism industry and wants to obtain a formal qualification
  • wish to gain knowledge on the different sectors of the tourism industry
  • wish to gain knowledge on destinations, attractions, and cultures around the world

Admission Requirements For Tourism Management

NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Diploma studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Diploma studies, as specified by UMALUSI

Tourism Management Career Opportunities

  • Tour Operator
  • Ecotourism
  • Travel Agent
  • Events Manager
  • Occupations in the accommodation sector, airlines and cruise ships
  • Own tourism venture

Curriculum Includes The Following Subjects

Year 1
  • Tourism Destinations (South-Africa and Africa) I
  • Tourism Operations (Travel Agency Operations) I
  • Tourism Management I
  • Tourism Marketing I
  • Sustainable Tourism Management (Adventure Tourism) I
  • Tourism Events Management I
Year 2
  • Tourism Destinations (Europe, Australia and Asia) II
  • Tourism Operations (Fares within Africa) II
  • Tourism Management II
  • Tourism Marketing II
  • Sustainable Tourism Management (Cultural Tourism) II
  • Tourism Events Management II
Year 3
  • Tourism Destinations (North and South America) III
  • Tourism Operations (Payment Procedures, Foreign Exchange & Galileo) III
  • Tourism Management III
  • Tourism Marketing III
  • Sustainable Tourism Management (Ecotourism) III
  • Tourism and Event Entrepreneurship
 

Optional Extras

  • First Aid
  • Certificate in Fares within Africa
  • Payment Procedures and Foreign Exchange

Practical Component

Practical work experience: Each student receives a logbook that stipulates information and guidelines with regard to practical hours. There are three sections that are linked with the theoretical subjects (over the three year period) from which a 100 hours should be completed for each section. A minimum of 300 hours are therefore completed within the three study years.

Diploma | 3 Year | NQF 6 (360 credits) | SAQA ID: 98916

Full Time | Part Time

Centurion | Klerksdorp