Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L2 Tourism

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Grant.

Required Prior Learning

Open Entry with the approval of the HOD.

The Tourism course is designed to develop students knowledge and understanding of introductory skills for the tourism industry. Students will gain an understanding of the way that the tourism industry operates, understanding of the history of tourism, knowledge of the most desirable world and New Zealand tourism destinations, and an understanding the impacts that tourism has on particular environments. 

The course offers opportunities for students to experience tourism in New Zealand, with various field trips to key tourist attractions and activities, that may include White Water Rafting, Skyline Luging, Te Puia, Zorbing, Black Water Rafting and Waitomo Caves.  These trips are optional with all additional costs to be advised before departure.

The course will be assessed to the L2 Tourism Unit Standards. All standards are internally assessed using the “open book” method.  

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Procedures

L3 Classical Studies, L3 Economics, L3 Geography, L3 History, L3 Sociology, L3 Tourism

Subject Costs

One-day field trip to experience tourism activities outside Tauranga (optional). $75