Higher Certificate in Tourism & Travel Management Practice

Higher Certificate in Tourism & Travel Management Practice

H.Cert. (Tourism & Travel Management Practice)

SAQA ID 103056

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance mode of provision, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

This unique qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules.

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.


Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)
  • Academic Literacy (HALP1181)
  • Tourism Development (HTDP1181)
  • Travel and Tourism Marketing (HTTM1181)

Semester B

  • Tourism Destinations: Southern Africa (HTDS1181)
  • Tourism Destinations: South Africa (HTDSA1181)
  • Introduction to Accounting Practice (HIAP1181)
  • Travel Industry Operations (HTOP1181)
  • Work Integrated Learning (HWCTTMP1181)


Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW and AS2) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS2 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of a 

Formative Assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, which count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. 

The Summative Assessment in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%). 

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1, which will be charged for. 

Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information. 


Based on credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is one year and the maximum duration is three years of study. 


On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational development of tourism, and the socio-economic and ecological impacts of the industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge about office automation, office equipment and its use in the tourism environment, and the important role automated equipment plays for the efficiency of a travel office
  • Understand the impact of effective communication, the scope of tourism and travel marketing planning, and appreciate the important role played by travel agencies in the global tourism industry
  • Analyse destinations/geography of both South Africa and Southern Africa in terms of its cultural heritage sites, museums, cultural villages, botanical gardens, national parks, modes of transport, and other
    noteworthy attractions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic accounting and how it relates to the travel and tourism industry


National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate study; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed. Alternatively, a post school qualification may also be considered, for example, an FET/National Certificate, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 120.



On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Higher Certificate in Tourism & Travel Management Practice, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 103056, minimum 126 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.