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Heaven on Earth

Journey to a Career in Tourism


Welcome to

Sir George Seymour College

Welcome Welcome to Sir George Seymour College, Thanks for including us in your career options and I hope you feel inspired when looking through this prospectus. The travel and tourism industry is the world’s largest industry and here in New Zealand it provides one in 10 with jobs, making travel and tourism New Zealand’s largest employer. Our students’ success is our number one priority. It is always wonderful to see past graduates employed with airlines at an airport, onboard a plane, organising an event or conference, or in a range of other travel and tourism positions. I love being part of this exciting industry and started myself as a retail travel agent in Invercargill before moving to Christchurch then Auckland to join a wholesale travel operator prior to starting my own business when I was 23 years of age – training for the travel and tourism industry.

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National Certificate in Tourism Level 2

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Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business Level 3

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National Certificate in Travel Level 4

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Certificate in International Flight Attending Level 4

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Certificate in Conference & Event Planning Level 4

page 12 Certificate in Tour Operations & Guiding Level 4 page 13 Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business page 14 The Collections

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Often people will ask what is it about the industry that makes it interesting and challenging. I think it is because travel in itself is exciting. Travelling to new and different places in the world, meeting people from all different cultures, and experiencing different food, music and scenery really broadens our view on the world. The travel and tourism industry is also exciting because it is always changing. Technology has brought about the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus 380 which can hold up to 853 passengers, new destinations are becoming popular such as Vietnam, and a change in how we view the world has meant many travellers are now seeking meaningful travel experiences such as building an orphanage as part of their holiday. It is these constant new changes that make the travel and tourism industry so exciting. Added to this is that we live in a place in the world that we can proudly showcase as ‘unique’. Visitors see New Zealand as heaven on earth and anyone who is part of the New Zealand tourism industry has reason to be proud. The travel and tourism industry like others has faced many challenges over recent years. The Christchurch earthquakes, and the recession being just two of the challenges. Our uniqueness such as our Maori Culture, and stunning scenery along with brands such as the All Blacks and Lord of the Rings, continue to make New Zealand attractive to visitors from all over the world. Travel has always been part of our Kiwi culture as well with New Zealanders visiting all parts of the globe. No matter where you are in the world it is amazing how you can find a fellow kiwi. This desire to travel and visit other places along with New Zealand being unique to the world, means the travel and tourism industry in New Zealand has a strong future. I look forward to you joining us.

Nicole Domett CEO Sir George Seymour College

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Employment Opportunities

National Certificate in Tourism LEVEL 2 | 16 WEEKS

Opportunities in New Zealand

Tourism directly and indirectly employs nearly one in ten New Zealanders - 179,800 total full-time equlvalent jobs. Tourism in New Zealand is a $63 million per day industry and total tourism expenditure reached 23 billion for the year ended March 2011. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

This qualification is an excellent introduction to the tourism industry. It covers New Zealand as a tourist destination, world tourism destinations and work roles in tourism. This qualification is designed to pathway onto a Level 3 and 4 tourism course which in turn can lead to careers in the airline, travel and tourism industry of New Zealand.

Unit Standards

AIR

MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS

COACH

TRAIN

FUEL

CAMPERVAN

CRUISE LINES

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

RENTAL CAR

ENTERTAINMENT

24728 · Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism 24729 · Demonstrate knowledge of world tourist destinations 24730 · Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism 24731 · Demonstrate knowledge of destination New Zealand 24732 · Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs 1277 · Communicate information in a specified workplace 2989 · Read and assess texts to gain knowledge 18237 · Perform calculations for a tourism workplace 23761 · Read & comprehend work-related documents in English for a tourism workplace 23767 · Demonstrate knowledge of and use the internet in a tourism workplace 24724 · Demonstrate knowledge of the history of tourism 24725 · Describe & analyse the economic significance of tourism 24726 · Describe & compare social and cultural impacts of tourism 24727 · Describe & compare impacts of tourism on the physical environment

Achievement Standards

AS91026 · Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems AS91035 · Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle

WAGES, SALARIES, PROFITS, TAXES

Preparation for Employment

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CV writing, stepping stones, communicating to impress, assessment centre experience, interviewing skills

Qualifications Achieved

· National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills) Level 2 *(subject to NZQA approval)

Next Step

Pathway onto the National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3

THEATRE & CINEMA

STADIUMS

SHOPPING

EDUCATION

MUSEUM

BANK

SUPERMARKET

FARM

Employment Assistance

We have employers approaching us constantly seeking the very best graduates to work for them. Many of these positions are not advertised. Some employers hold interviews on site at the SGS campus and group interviews are held particularly when companies are wanting 10 or more staff. Throughout the course we work with you to develop your CV, and interview techniques.

Sir George Seymour Job Fairs

In 2012 we ran our first job fairs in Queenstown and Rotorua where tourism employers came and met with SGS students who were graduating shortly. Students heard major tourism employers speak about what they were looking for and then students could book ten minute interviews with employers of their choice. Employers included Accor Hotel Group, Millenium Hotels and AJ Hacket Bungy to name just a few. In 2013 we hope to run these throughout the country.

Opportunities Overseas

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In the past we have seen students offered roles with airlines, hotels and tour companies overseas. For example Whistler ski field in Canada, Hamilton Island in Australia and as flight attendants with Tiger Airways in Australia. In 2012 we saw over 40 students offered 6 and 12 month positions with Disneyworld in Florida. Roles offered included working in food and beverage, attractions and as Disney characters.

Special Features Experience New Zealand

Enjoy visiting a major tourism attraction in your city or close by that is popular with domestic and international tourists. Experience first hand what it is like to be a tourist and what makes an attraction worth visiting.

Silver Collection

This collection is designed for students who want to complete their National Certifiicate in Tourism and then pathway on to a National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3.

Unit Standards

23755 · Identify & self-evaluate the demands of a specific role in a tourism workplace 23758 · Demonstrate knowledge of communication & customer service theory in a tourism workplace 23759 · Provide customer service experience in a tourism workplace 23768 · Describe the legal rights & reponsibilities of employees & employers in a tourism workplace 23766 · Demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry 23764 · Demonstrate verbal communication in a wide range of tourism contexts 23769 · Demonstrate knowledge of the sales function within a tourism workplace 18237 · Perform calculations for a tourism workplace 24873 · Demonstrate knowledge of teamwork & its importance within a workplace 18212 · Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destinations 25193 · Demonstrate knowledge of ground terminology & products used in the travel industry 25194 · Produce & check numerical documents for the travel industry 25503 · Identify & access travel product information & travel-related information 18226 · Demonstrate cross cultural communication skills

Qualifications Achieved

· National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills) Level 2 · National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3

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Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business

LEVEL 3 | 25 WEEKS

This course offers students the skills and qualifications required to get a foot in the door within the airline, travel and tourism industry. If you are keen to gain three highly recognised National Certificates in Travel, Tourism and Computing and have many career options, then this is definitely the course for you!

Unit Standards

23755 · Identify & self-evaluate the demands of a specific role in a tourism workplace 23758 · Demonstrate knowledge of communication & customer service theory in a tourism workplace 23759 · Provide customer service experiences in a tourism workplace 23764 · Demonstrate verbal communication in a wide range of tourism contexts 23766 · Demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry 23768 · Describe the legal rights & responsibilities of employees & employers in a tourism workplace 23769 · Demonstrate knowledge of the sales function within a tourism workplace 18237 · Perform calculations for a tourism workplace 24873 · Demonstrate knowledge of teamwork 18211 · Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a tourist destination 18212 · Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination 18220 · Advise on & sell travel insurance 18226 · Demonstrate cross cultural communication skills 25193 · Demonstrate knowledge of ground terminology & products used in the travel industry 25194 · Produce & check numerical documents for the travel industry 25195 · Explain travel brochures & travel-related documents 25499 · Provide quotations, complete reservations, & process travel arrangements for customers in a retail travel environment 25503 · Identify & access travel product information and travel-related information 25504 · Demonstrate knowledge of retail travel operations 25505 · Process short haul air travel requirements using a computer reservation system 25506 · Process short haul ground travel requirements using a computer reservation system 25507 · Use a travel management system to manage client files & process travel arrangements for client 25508 · Demonstrate knowledge of work travel geography 25509 · Demonstrate knowledge of wholesale travel operations

Computing and Business Unit Standards

Special Features Experience New Zealand

This New Zealand familiarisation trip offers you the chance to experience the best of New Zealand tourism. To be eligible you simply need to be on track for graduation and be meeting the attendance requirements. You may find yourself at a destination such as the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson or Queenstown. This exciting trip allows you to experience every aspect of the tourism industry, from different forms of transportation and accommodation, through to attractions, activities and shows. Climb the Harbour Bridge, soak in a hot pool, go up a gondola, jet boating or luging, what will you do? This three day trip is included in the cost of the course.

Distinction Student

Are you wanting to be the best and have the travel and tourism industry recognise your abilities? Sir George Seymour offers top performing students the opportunity to excel. To be eligible to sit Distinction students must have met attendence requirements and have passed all the units and modules in the qualification. These students then go forward to sit two distinction exams - one written and one practical to become one of the elite group of students known as Distinction Students. This achievement is recognised both at graduation and through the presentation of an exclusive certificate.

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112 · Produce information using word processing functions 2780 · Demonstrate & apply knowledge of a personal computer 2781 · Manage & protect data in a personal computer 2785 · Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use 2789 · Produce desktop published documents for organisation use 5968 · Discuss the social implications of information technology 24872 · Produce documents for a workplace using a computer 2797 · Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of computer networks

Preparation for Employment

CV writing, stepping stones, communicating to impress, assessment centre day, interviewing skills

Qualifications Achieved

· Sir George Seymour College - Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business · National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 · National Certificate in Travel Level 3 · National Certificate in Computing Level 3 · Amadeus Certificate (Computerised Reservation System)

Next Step

You have a choice once you graduate from this qualification to either seek employment or consider going on and doing a Level 4 qualification. Choose from;

National Certificate in Travel Level 4 (Detailed on page 7) or Certificate in International Flight Attending Level 4 (Detailed on page 9) If you want to do both then consider doing the Platinum Collection (Detailed on page 14)

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National Certificate in Travel LEVEL 4 | 12 WEEKS

One of the most popular courses available, highly recognised and demanded by employers in the airline, travel and tourism industry. This course really is a fantastic step up, giving students an added edge and advantage, generating many career options to students seeking employment in a large range of jobs in the industry such as Travel Consultants, Hotel, Airline or Airport Staff, Travel Wholesalers and so many more!

Unit Standards

Special Features STA Travel Agency Module

This module covers all aspects of STA travel operations including STA travel products, the sales process, and the STA travel website. As a nationwide organisation STA is often looking for new staff and this module will give you an inside understanding of what they are looking for when they are recruiting.

IATA Option

This two week option is for students who are up to date academically, want a challenge, are focused on working in a travel agency, for an airline or for a wholesaler, and pass the IATA intro assessment. It is held either in December or January as long as there is a minimum of eight students. This is held outside of the 12 week level 4 course.

International Educational

This exciting optional feature may take you to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bangkok or other exciting destinations. Experience international flights, inflight service, visit hotels and experience a range of activities. (Optional extra - see your campus for more information on costs and requirements).

10457 · Establish & develop sales client relationships 18205 · Process reservations for cruises outside of New Zealand 18206 · Process reservations for coach & overland tours outside of New Zealand 18213 · Demonstrate knowledge of the United Kingdom & Eire as a tourist destination 18214 · Demonstrate knowledge of USA/Canada as a destination 18222 · Research & market a group tour 18282 · Advise customers of regulatory requirements 20490 · Outline & apply contract legislation & common law principles to the tourism industry 25192 · Airline terminology & products used in the travel industry 26465 · International Air 26469 · Process longhaul air travel 26471 · Demonstrate knowledge of & prepare quotes for specialist travel products

IATA Option - Unit 18218

This option is for students who are up to date academically and want a challenge. Refer to opposite page for details.

Qualifications Achieved

· Sir George Seymour National College of Airline, Travel and Tourism Certificate · National Certificate in Travel Level 4 37 WEEKS when combined with Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business

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Certificate in International Flight Attending

LEVEL 4 | 12 WEEKS

On completion of your Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Business consider going on to complete a specialised aviation course in flight attending. This is the most comprehensive International Flight Attending training course in Australasia. This in-depth course covers everything from in-flight service through to emergency evacuations, fire fighting and crew resource management.

Unit Standards

Special Features Earn Your Wings

In addition to achieving all your Flight Attending Qualifications when you study with us, you also have the opportunity of gaining your IFA wings. This is an online assessment that brings together an overview of many of the key things you have learnt during your course in a one hour assessment. For those that pass you would then be awarded your IFA Wings badge, something you would have worked hard to achieve and can wear with pride.

First Class Facilities

This programme includes training in the best flight attendant training facility in New Zealand. Train in facilities that Virgin Australia and Qantas Jetconnect use for their flight attendant training. Complete an evacuation going down the 737 slide, experience pre boarding, preflight take off and landing procedures all onboard the 737 cabin trainer which is both CAA and CASA approved

6400 · Manage first aid in emergency situations 6401 · Provide basic first aid 6402 · Provide basic life support 9244 · Demonstrate ability to manage air services emergencies 9245 · Identify, as a flight attendant, major aircraft components 9692 · Present information orally to an audience 11101 · Collaborate within a group/team which has an objective 16688 · Identify & manage the effects of shift work 17357 · Demonstrate knowledge of airport geography 18227 · Demonstrate support mechanisms for customers with specific needs 21834 · Demonstrate knowledge of introductory aviation terminology 21835 · Demonstrate knowledge of basic business principles for commercial airlines 21837 · Demonstrate knowledge of dangerous goods & hazardous items in the aviation industry 21840 · Demonstrate knowledge of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages on board an aircraft 21841 · Provide food & beverage services on board an aircraft 21842 · Demonstrate knowledge of & comply with food hygiene requirements on board an aircraft 21843 · Demonstrate ability to manage passengers on board an aircraft 21844 · Demonstrate knowledge of & use of aircraft safety & emergency equipment 21845 · Carry out fire fighting procedures on board an aircraft 25453 · Demonstrate knowledge of crew resource management on board an aircraft 25455 · Demonstrate knowledge of & apply conflict management on board an aircraft 25457 · Manage basic medical issues affecting aircrew & passengers

Qualifications Achieved

· Certificate in International Flight Attending issued by Travel Careers & Training Ltd · First Aid Certificate · Aviation Certificate issued by Airline Training Solutions and Travel Careers & Training · 64 credits towards National Certificate in Aviation (Flight Attendants) Level 4 Airlines also have their own criteria when recruiting flight attendants. Most airlines have a minimum age of 18 years but may prefer to recruit people who have had a few years of fulltime employment. More information can be found direct with airlines or contact your nearest campus. 37 WEEKS when combined with Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business

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Certificate in Conference & Event Planning LEVEL 4 | 12 WEEKS

Certificate in Tour Operations & Guiding LEVEL 4 | 30 WEEKS

This course is specifically designed for those students who aspire to become a Tour Guide, work at tourist attractions and activities or even work within the exciting adventure tourism sector of the industry.

Unit Standards

A specialised training course for those who want to be involved in this exciting and growing market. If you would like a career involved in the organising, planning and managing of Conferences, Events, Banquets and MORE, then this course will help you to achieve your goal.

Unit Standards

Special Features Event Co-ordination

Relish the opportunity to organise your own amazing campus event as part of the course.

15681 · Demonstrate knowledge of the structure & function of the conventions & incentives industry 15699 · Demonstrate knowledge of the banquet process for a conventions & incentives industry project 24864 · Investigate venue arrangements for a convention & incentives industry special event 25870 · Demonstrate knowledge of sponsorship for a convention & incentives industry project 25860 · Brief clients on legal & taxation matters 25865 · Produce a budget for a conventions & incentives industry special event 26299 · Develop a marketing plan for a conventions & incentives industry organisation 11831 · Apply skills & qualities of a salesperson in a retail or distribution environment 24873 · Demonstrate knowledge of teamwork & its importance within a workplace 10457 · Establish & develop sales client relationships 23755 · Identify & self evaluate the demands of a specific role in a tourism workplace 23758 · Demonstrate knowledge of communication & customer service theory in a tourism workplace 23768 · Describe the legal rights & responsibilities of employees & employers in a tourism workplace 25862 · Demonstrate knowledge of envionmental sustainablility in the conventions & incentives industry

Qualifications Achieved

· Sir George Seymour College - Certificate in Conference & Event Planning Level 4 · National Certificate in Tourism Conventions & Incentives

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37 WEEKS when combined with Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business or 42 WEEKS if you complete the Gold Collection. Refer page 14

23755 · Identify & self-evaluate the demands of a specific role in a tourism workplace 23758 · Demonstrate knowledge of communication & customer service theory in a tourism workplace 23759 · Provide customer service experience in a tourism workplace 23768 · Describe the legal rights & reponsibilities of employees & employers in a tourism workplace 23764 · Demonstrate verbal communication skills in a wide range of tourism contexts 23766 · Demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry 23769 · Demonstrate knowledge of the sales function within a tourism workplace 18237 · Perform calculations for a tourism workplace 24873 · Demonstrate knowledge of teamwork & its importance within a workplace 18226 · Demonstrate cross cultural communication skills 18212 · Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination

Computing and Business Unit Standards

112 · Produce information using word processing functions 2780 · Demonstrate & apply knowledge of a personal computer 2781 · Manage & protect data in a personal computer 2785 · Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use 2789 · Produce desktop published documents for organisation use 5968 · Discuss the social implications of information technology 24872 · Produce documents for a workplace using a computer 2797 · Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of computer networks

Tour Operations & Guiding Unit Standards

Leading a tour group through an attraction 9692 · Present information orally to an audience 18228 · Demonstrate knowledge of specific NZ regions as a tourist destination 18227 · Demonstrate knowledge of support mechanisms for customers with specific needs. 5562 · Present the characteristics of Aotearoa New Zealand as a visitor destination Meet and greet passengers at an airport 3750 · Sell, process, advise foreign exchange for travel 23761 · Read & comprehend work-related documents in English for a tourism workplace Becoming a tour guide professional 20490 · Outline & apply contract legislation & common law principles & the tourism industry 18311 · Prepare an interpretation plan 25349 · Demonstrate knowledge of leadership skills in a tourism context Setting up your own group tour 18222 · Research & market a group tour

Special Features Explore New Zealand

This field trip (for eligible students) offers you the chance to experience NZ (refer page 5)

Distinction Student

For top performing students you will have the opportunity to gain Distinction (refer page 5)

Qualifications Achieved

· National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 · Sir George Seymour College - Certificate in Tourism Operations & Guiding · 44 credits towards a National Certificate in Tourism (Tour Guiding) Level 4

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Platinum Collection

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37 WEEKS

Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business

49 weeks

Certificate in International Flight Attending (pg 9)

NOTE: Depending on the start date you choose, you may be enrolled in the Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business, plus the National Certificate in Travel Level 4, plus the Certificate in International Flight Attending instead.

Gold Collection

Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business

Special Features

Bronze Collection

Explore New Zealand

This field trip (for eligible students) offers you the chance to experience NZ (refer page 5)

Distinction Student

For top performing students you will have the opportunity to gain Distinction (refer page 5)

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This Advanced certificate is available for students who want to complete one of the collections.

Unit Standards

This certificate includes all 44 unit standards listed in the Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business (refer page 6) and the National Certificate in Travel Level 4 (refer page 8).

Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business

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42 weeks

Certificate in Conference & Event Planning (pg 11)

Collections

Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business

42 weeks

Certificate in Tour Operations & Guiding (pg 12)

Preparation for Employment

CV writing, stepping stones, communicating to impress, assesment centre day, interviewing skills.

Qualifications Achieved

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Qualifications Achieved

Bronze

Gold

Platinum

National Certificate in Tourism Core Skills Level 3

· Sir George Seymour College - Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business · National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 · National Certificate in Computing Level 3 · National Certificate in Travel Level 3 · National Certificate in Travel Level 4 · Amadeus Certificate (Computerised reservations system)

National Certificate in Travel Level 3

Next Step

Amadeus

Choose from one of the following specialist areas:

SGS Certificate in Tourism Operations & Guiding

Conferences and Events Flight Attending Tour Guiding

SGS Certificate in Conferences & Event Planning

National Certificate in Travel Level 4 National Certificate in Computing Level 3 National Certificate in Tourism Conventions & Incentives Level 4

Certificate in International Flight Attending

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What others are saying

Campus Locations

Industry Quotes... The practical training and real world learning that Sir George Seymour College students receive is integral in providing the knowledge and skills to gain a head start in travel and tourism. When recruiting for new staff we can be assured that Sir George Seymour will refer their outstanding graduates, who have a genuine interest and eagerness to succeed in this fantastic industry. Alyson Hill (Sales Manager) - Explore NZ

Thank you for all the quality students you have referred to us over the years. They have all worked out really well. Keep up the good work. Dave Nicholson (General Manager) - Adventure World

The first place we look for new staff is Sir George Seymour. The graduates we have employed have always had training relevant to the travel industry as it is now, and more important, they have the attitude that we desire. The college seems to us to attract exactly the type of student that will fit into a small travel agency, where initiative and skills are required. I would recommend without any hesitation, that any employer looking for staff talks to Sir George Seymour College.

Auckland Campus Ph 09 303 0181 Downtown Shopping Centre, 7 Queen St, PO Box 105 693 Auckland 1143

Hamilton Campus Ph 07 838 0022 L8, 48 Ward St PO Box 19 396, Hamilton 3244

Rotorua Campus Ph 07 343 6612 1178 Pukaki St, PO Box 1136, Rotorua 3010

Wellington Campus Ph 04 805 0168 L4, 61-63 Taranaki St PO Box 24 412, Wellington 6011

Christchurch Campus Ph 03 377 1794 L1, 829 Colombo St, PO Box 25 199, Christchurch 8144

Dunedin Campus Ph 03 477 6825 L3, 9 Moray Place PO Box 5705, Dunedin 9058

Wellington

Always a pleasure to deal with Sir George Seymour College. Prompt action, quality candidates, all trained with current & relevant industry practices. Steve Parker (Manager) - iCruise

Graduate Quotes...

I completely believe that Sir George Seymour gave me the tools and experience to get the job I now have as a flight attendant for Air New Zealand! J. Leigh

Sir George Seymour was an awesome experience. I learnt so much being there, made a lot of new friends and the tutors were amazing!! We did so many fun activities and I also went to Vanuatu with some other people from Sir George Seymour for our international famil. Happy that I graduated. T. Mackie

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Hamilton Rotorua

Murray Whitehead (Director) - United Travel

The Sir George Seymour College are able to equip students with the tools necessary to prepare them for a career in all aspects of tourism and hospitality. As an employer, I often find staff members from their top graduates and would recommend any person seeking guidance and a kick-start into this vibrant industry to gain their training at one of their colleges. Amy Taylor (Manager) - Base Auckland

Sir George Seymour gave me an experience I wont forget and it was great to make such good friends. The tutors are very helpful and nice with so much experience and passion for the travel and tourism industry. Its such a friendly fun learning environment and through the qualifications I received it has provided me with opportunities I used to only dream about. S. Hallam

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Sir George Seymour provided me with amazing opportunities that have played a part in opening so many doors for me! I went from a person with no real plan, to student of the year with an awesome job at The Wheel Of Brisbane, and I have SGS and their amazing tutors to thank for that! With the fun atmosphere every day, and the encouragement and support from the tutors, it’s hard not to be motivated to get your qualification! A. Miller

We have six campuses located throughout New Zealand... Each of our modern campuses are situated right in the central city close to loads of cafes and shops, and great for public transport. Open Days What to see more? Come into our campuses on one of our Open Days or book an appointment using our online ‘Book a visit’ calendar. You’ll find this at the bottom of the front page on our website

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Entry Criteria Certificate in Travel, Tourism & Business and the Certificate in Advanced Travel, Tourism & Business 1. Applicants must be a minimum age of 17 years of age on entry to the course. 2. Have NCEA Level 2 (60 credits) plus NCEA Level 1 (20 credits) OR equivalent unit standards, course of study or work experience deemed equivalent.

National Certificate in Tourism

1. Applicants must be a minimum age of 17 years of age on entry to the course. 2. Have NCEA Level 1 (80 credits) OR equivalent unit standards, course of study or work experience deemed equivalent.

National Certificate in Travel Level 4 and the Certificate in International Flight Attending and Certificate in Conference & Event Planning

Applicants must have completed the Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Business or the Advanced Certificate. All international students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the start of all courses.

Important Information Class Times

Classes are run from 9am to 4pm each day with tutors available either before or after class to give extra help and assistance when neccessary. The only exception to this is the National Certificate in Tourism which has Friday set aside for resits so students who are up to date will not need to attend this day.

Loans & Allowances Student Loan Scheme

New Zealand students (NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents) are eligible for the Government Student Loan Scheme. Subject to certain conditions, students are entitled to borrow the following amounts · Compulsory course fees - Total amount of course fees · Course related costs - $1000 maximum · Living costs - A maximum of $172.51 per week is available

Course Related Costs

If you are paying for your course by student loan you are able to borrow, through Studylink, an additional amount of up to $1000 to cover costs related to your course. This would cover items such as your corporate dress, personal transportation costs to and from course, stationery items, meals while participating in your domestic famil trip as well as other miscellaneous items. A detailed breakdown of items and costs will be included in your confirmation letter.

Student Allowance

A student allowance is a weekly payment to help with living expenses while you study and you don’t have to pay it back. It is available to New Zealand students (NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents) that are 18 years and older and is means tested if you are under 24 years of age. Eligibility depends on a number of factors including your income and that of your parents. Check out the Studylink website for more information. www.studylink.govt.nz

Processing Applications

Information for both the allowance and student loan schemes are available from Studylink on their website. We can check your documentation, authorise photocopies of birth certificates and other documents if needed.

Scholarships

Secondary School Tourism Student of the Year Scholarship: Sir George Seymour College recognises success and is pleased to sponsor the top Tourism Student of the Year at a range of high schools throughout New Zealand. The top Tourism Student will receive a $500.00 scholarship to study at any of our six Sir George Seymour College campuses on a full time course of their choice. For more information, please contact your local Campus.

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Eligibility for Sir George Seymour Certificates

To gain the Sir George Seymour Certificate listed you need to achieve all of the units for the qualification and achieve the minimum attendance for all qualifications.

Corporate Dress

All Sir George Seymour students are expected to come in corporate clothes. To assist with this each campus has a required standard and you can use your course related costs loan to assist you with the purchase of this.

How to Enrol...

Keen to get started? You will need to...

Complete the enrolment form included with this Information pack, or download it from our website.

Come in with your enrolment form and deposit, along with verification of NZ Citizenship or permanent residence, eg Passport, or Birth Certificate, otherwise bring in a verified copy.

If you meet all eligibility criteria, you then need to successfully pass the SGS entry test and interview.

Once you have been accepted, a confirmation letter will then be posted out to you.

You can then apply for a student loan and/or allowance.

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