Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management

Qualification code: 90118
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 110422
APS/AS: 50
The College has replaced MNM3715 with MNM3701. Students who have already passed MNM3715 in this curriculum will retain credit and will not be required to complete MNM3701. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Some of the pre-requisites and/ or co-requisites outlined in this qualification may not apply as they do not form part of the curriculum.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of this qualification is to enable working tourism professionals to articulate across the higher education system and to assist learners with continued professional development in the field of Tourism. This qualification may enable a learner change in career path as it caters for a variety of module options to choose from according to their specific needs and circumstances. The selection of modules allows a learner to meet the requirements of the tourism labour market, e.g. in tourism development and management. This qualification aims to develop an understanding of the current theories and methodologies in the field of tourism management. This qualification serves to consolidate and deepen the learner's expertise in tourism. The qualification enables learners already employed to develop themselves more fully without too many interruptions in their lifestyles. Furthermore, it affords learners in rural areas the opportunity to continue their professional development. The qualification is suitable for learners who want to gain specialised knowledge in tourism and a better understanding of the tourism industry. This initiative will not only help in improving the local tourism industry, but also the country's economy. The learners will be equipped with advanced knowledge and various skills and competencies in tourism management that will improve their capacity to engage independently with complex theoretical concepts and problems related to the different sectors

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. 
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2024 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

While you are deciding on the modules for which you will be registering, write down the module names and codes so that you have something to refer to when completing your registration.

Please click on the modules below to see further information (eg semester/year module, NQF level)

First level

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
ETP3703 - Entrepreneurship Practice III Pre-requisite:MNB1501
GGH3707 - Ecotourism
MNE3702 - Corporate Entrepreneurship Pre-requisite:MNE2601
MNE3704 - Family Business Management
MNE3710 - Technology and Innovation in Tourism
MNM3701 - Marketing Planning Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM2614 or MNM2602 or MNM2605 or MNM2607 or MNM2608 or MNM2609 or MNM2610 or MNM2611
TRL3703 - Air Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
TRT3701 - Hospitality Administration Recommendation:MNG2601 or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3703 - Tourism Distribution Recommendation:MNG2601 or TRT1601 or TRT1602
TRT3705 - Tourism Governance Recommendation:MNG2601 or TRT1601 or TRT1602