Programme Type



  • Tourism Management
  • Travel Destinations: Overview of Southen Africa
  • Customer Care and Guest Hosting
  • South African Travel Products and Services
  • Marketing for Tourism
  • Introduction to Personal Computing
  • Work integrated learning
  • Business Communication C
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Introduction to Scholarship A
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Tourism Management 2
  • Travel Destinations 2
  • Marketing for Tourism 2
  • Work Integrated Learning 2
  • Sustainable Tourism Development 1
  • Domestic Fares and Ticketing
  • Travel Information Systems
  • Tour Planning 1
  • Travel Destinations 3
  • Work Integrated Learning 3
  • Tour Planning 2
  • Financial Management for Non- Financial Managers 1
  • Conference and Events Management
  • Law for Tourism
  • International Fares and Ticketing
  • Global Distribution System
  • Sales Management
  • Principles of Tour Guiding
  • Provincial Tour Guiding (KZN), (Western Cape), (Gauteng)
  • Tourism Management 3
"Disclaimer: Please note that this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason."

This tourism diploma qualification is aligned to the travel and tourism industry yet is also fully structured to skill students wishing to enter the workplace as self-employed individuals, ideally after a few years of experience with an existing organisation. The purpose of this travel and tourism course is to qualify students to follow a successful career in travel and tourism management. 


IIE graduates can pursue careers at junior management level and can work in retail or wholesale travel, at tourism information centres, as tourist guides, tourism development, tour operating, cruise liners, coach companies, car hire companies, theme parks, holiday resorts, parks and game reserves amongst others. 


This IIE qualification encourages you to develop your people and organizational skills. Not only that you will improve on your communication and problem solving skills. 


Full–time: This is a three year full-time qualification with full-time lectures take place during the day on weekdays. Qualification offered at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Pretoria CBD and Durban campus.  


Use this Diploma as a stepping stone to furthering your academic career. 


This Diploma is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). It is also registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 377-credit qualification on Level 6 (SAQA ID No: 73395). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

To register, you must meet one of the following entry requirements:
  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma admission -  A minimum of 30 % for English is required coupled with a minimum of 40% for four recognised 20-credit NSC subjects;
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50 % for English with a minimum of 50 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy, a minimum of 50% in Life Orientation and a minimum of 50% in the three fundamentals and 60% in three compulsory vocational subjects;
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement);
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) with Diploma admission
  • Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.

Mature Age Exemption:
  • Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; 


  • Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
  • Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

School of Tomorrow (SOT)
(last date of achievement 30 June 2019):

Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be admitted, provided that they have submitted their SOT Certificate and Academic Transcript as well as their NBT:AQL results and have achieved:
      a)  A minimum of 30 % in English, coupled with a minimum of 40% in four recognised 20-credit NSC subjects - using                 the SOT Conversion Table; and
      b)  A score of at least 38 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 38 for Quantitative  Literacy (QL) 

Minimum Admission Requirements for International Students:
  • A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence
  • You have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.