Queenstown Resort College

Introduction

Welcome to QRC

QRC is New Zealand’s premier Tourism & Hospitality Management College. Whether you aspire to a career in adventure tourism or wish to enter the world of hospitality, QRC will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully pursue your management career. Through a blended delivery of theory, practical & professional learning, QRC encourages you to:

  • Think it. Current and specialist theory delivered by industry and academic experts.
  • Do it. Practical learning and structured internships built around individual goals and aspirations.
  • Be it. Professional application preparing for a career in Hospitality or Adventure Tourism Management.

A focus on professionalism, continuous improvement and positive outcomes underpins the culture. QRC has a reputation for producing industry-specific management graduates who are the employees of first choice. Additionally, QRC has been classified as a Category 1 Provider by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and was recognised as the Private Tertiary Provider of the Year in 2014 (ITENZ).

The QRC Difference

QRC delivers accelerated 21 month Level 5 Diplomas including a fully paid internship. The combination of four intakes per year, small class sizes, currency of content, industry immersion and the Professional Excellence System, ensure graduates are the employees of first choice.

  • Location

Queenstown is the ultimate place to study tourism and hospitality. It offers a range of world-class industry operators in an environment where tourism and hospitality are ‘normalised’ enabling students to become active participants and network in the industry. QRC also offers hospitality and culinary programmes from its Tai Tokerau campus location in Northland, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing tourism hubs.

  • Internships

The ability to put theory into practice in paid employment is one of the highlights of an education at QRC. The self-belief and personal growth gained through this process instils a confidence and maturity that prepares students to make informed career decisions.

  • Outcomes

QRC has a proven track record inproviding graduates with a competitiveadvantage. With 85% of graduates gaining employment in their field of study and 12% progressing to degree level, QRC outcomes are exceptional.

  • World Class

High quality delivery, unique learning environments and world class facilities ensures the QRC student is continually exposed to excellence.

Ensuring Success

The support network and service systems at QRC are in existence to provide every opportunity for positive student outcomes. This successful blend of academic and operational cooperation delivers not only academic success but ongoing support for the individual from admissions and student support through to their accommodation and pastoral care.

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Programs

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Diploma

Diploma in Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 21 months July 2017 New Zealand Queenstown

A Diploma in Hospitality Management equips graduates with the skills needed to work in the world's leading businesses such as: boutique hotels, resorts, luxury day spas, restaurants and the travel industry - they all need world class management. [+]

A Diploma in Hospitality Management equips graduates with the skills needed to work in the world's leading businesses such as: boutique hotels, resorts, luxury day spas, restaurants and the travel industry - they all need world class management. QRC delivers a Level 5 Diploma of Hospitality Management which blends theory, practical and professionalism. This enables the QRC Graduate to have the required skill set and management capability to provide immediate value to an employer. The fully paid internship is a key component of the programme as it provides students a "real life" application to the first year of theory. The internship is vital for creating opportunities within the industry but more importantly it provides the student with a unique learning and mentoring experience which ultimately increases their value. QRC enables Graduates to enter the industry as professional practitioners who progress to management level positions at an accelerated rate. Career Opportunities QRC trains multi-skilled, qualified and ambitious industry professionals. Graduates perform to international standards, ready to enter the workforce in leadership roles such as: front office, food and beverage, rooms division, accounts and finance, sales and marketing and human resources. QRC Graduates are regarded within the hospitality industry as the employee of first choice. "The skills, confidence and industry connections I have gained during my time at QRC have been invaluable. I am leaving with numerous career opportunities, life-long friends and an excitement for my future in the hospitality industry." Daniella Jones (Hospitality Management Diploma) Course Structure The Diploma Programme consists... [-]

Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management

Campus Full time 21 months July 2017 New Zealand Queenstown

As the iconic Adventure Tourism Industry expands globally, so does the need for skilled and qualified managers. QRC's Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management focuses on the operational and risk elements of running a successful and safe activity. [+]

As the iconic Adventure Tourism Industry expands globally, so does the need for skilled and qualified managers. QRC's Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management focuses on the operational and risk elements of running a successful and safe activity. The key area of learning is focused on what is required to manage a business whose products provide thrills for those participating in an experiential activity. The industry exposure provided to students is unique given the location of Queenstown and the volume of activities in the region. By cultivating a world class learning environment, QRC integrates both the practical and the theory to train the Adventure Tourism leaders of tomorrow. Blending the key aspects of; service quality, operational intelligence, professionalism, cultural intelligence, visitor experience, product development, business development, event planning, risk management and sustainability throughout its papers. During their paid internship, students put the programme theory into practice, establish connections and prepare themselves for a career in the exciting world of Adventure Tourism. Career Opportunities Graduates have the opportunity to work with small businesses through to multinational adventure tourism companies. The Diploma prepares them for the tourism, eco-tourism and adventure tourism sectors. After graduating they can specialise in operations management, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, training, business development and event planning. "I can't think of a better place to learn Adventure Tourism Management then the adventure capital of the world! The teachers are all industry experts, they have so much knowledge and experience to share in the classroom. I chose QRC because it... [-]

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 12 months July 2017 New Zealand Queenstown

The tourism sector is New Zealand’s largest industry. The growth of tourism and hospitality has exceeded expectations and with continued investment and increasing tourist spend the sector is set to thrive. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management The tourism sector is New Zealand’s largest industry. The growth of tourism and hospitality has exceeded expectations and with continued investment and increasing tourist spend the sector is set to thrive. As a result there is a strong demand for talented professionals to join the industry and help to support this continued growth. If you are a graduate of another discipline interested in joining the thriving hospitality and tourism sector, or an industry professional looking to advance your career, QRC’s Graduate Diploma will allow you to unlock exciting new career opportunities. The one year advanced programme focuses on providing you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you need to begin a management career in the international tourism and hospitality industry. Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management Level: 7 Credits: 120 Duration: 12 months full time Intakes: July, October The QRC Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality is a one year programme of specialist industry study, research and work experience. Students learn the management skills and supervisory knowledge required to manage tourism and hospitality businesses, market and sell tourism and hospitality products and understand the strategic, regulatory and policy framework of the industry. Through the fully paid workplace internship, students gain valuable real-world experience and a direct link to industry. Career Opportunities On programme completion, graduates will have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading hospitality operations such as hotels and resorts, restaurants, plus travel and tourism companies. Graduates will enter... [-]

Contact

Queenstown Resort College

Address Coronation Drive 7
9348 Queenstown, New Zealand
Website http://www.queenstownresortcollege.com/
Phone +64 3-409 0500