National Certificate Tourism N4-N6

Purpose of Qualification

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester. After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National Diploma requires students to work for 18 months at a Tourism institution before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

Entry Level Requirements


  • An appropriate National Senior
  • NCV L4


  • A National Certificate: N4: Tourism
    or an Equivalent Qualification


  • A National Certificate: N5: Tourism or An Equivalent Qualification Computer Practice N4*

Modules by Semester


  • Tourism Communication

  • Tourist Destinations

  • Travel Office Procedures

  • Travel Services



  • Tourism Communication

  • Tourist Destination

  • Travel Office Procedures

  • Travel Services


  • Hotel Reception
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Travel Office Procedures
  • Travel Services
  • Computer Practice N4 (Additional at learner’s cost)

Articulation Options


  • This qualification has been designed to allow entry into N5


  • This qualification has been designed to allow entry into N6


  • Higher Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET examinations:

* DP’s range from 50-70%

* Attendance Ratio 80%

Career Paths

  • Tourism information Desk

  • Travel agent

  • Tour Operator

  • Retail Agent

  • Airports and Airline Clerk

  • Car Rentals Agent

  • Hotel Receptionist/Porter

  • Convention Planner

  • Concierge

Learning Outcomes

  • Financial record keeping, principles of South African law

  • Fares within Africa

  • Dealing with enquiries, complaints an conflict, written communication, presentations, advertising, organisational communication

  • Hotel organisation, the hotel reception, reception, legal aspects

  • Car hire, foreign currency, travel insurance, special international travel, hotel reservations, tour planning and budgeting

National Diploma: Tourism

Completion of National Certificates: Tourism N4, N5 and N6 as above, plus 18 months of practical experience in a workplace shall result in the award of a National Diploma: Tourism (NQF Level 6)

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