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Grow Tourism Elevate X QRC & HNZ

Level up with high-impact micro credentials for tourism & hospitality


Grow Tourism is equipping a workforce with the skills, insights and knowledge to build New Zealand’s high value tourism future.

Working in the visitor economy is so much more than a job; it’s a dynamic, people-centered career choice.

In this industry, every day is different, and every encounter brings new opportunities. Whether you’re managing a restaurant, guiding guests on a zipline, or working on hotel reception, you’ll be at the heart of creating unforgettable experiences for the people you’re hosting.

QRC Elevate – powered by Grow Tourism – encompasses a suite of 6 bite-sized micro-credentials designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to excel in tourism and hospitality. From cultural capability to wellbeing and planning for resilience, each course delivers an internationally-recognised qualification to learners, driving career development and opening new opportunities. Courses are launching in phases from September 2024.

Who is QRC Elevate Powered By Grow Tourism for? Professionals working in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

What is the format of the courses? Compulsory face to face 1-day workshop, followed by 5 weeks of blended learning with weekly tutor check-ins.

What’s the time commitment? Approximately 50 hours of learning over 5-6 weeks, depending on the course.

How much do these micro-credentials cost? NZ Citizens and Residents – $320. Working Holiday Visa Holders and international learners – $640.

Entry requirements 18 years or older at the time of course start. You must be a NZ or Australian Citizen, NZ Permanent Resident or NZ Working Holiday Visa Holder.

Certification All courses within the QRC Elevate Powered by Grow Tourism collaboration are NZQA-approved micro credentials. Micro-credentials are small, stand-alone certifications accredited by NZQA and are a formal way of recognising your skills and knowledge in particular areas that employers are looking for.

Can I complete a course while working full-time? Yes. The bulk of learning takes place online, however there is a 1-day compulsory in-person workshop at the start of each course.

Tourism & Hospitality Micro-credentials Launching in 2024


Planning for Resilience for the Services Sector

Developing personal resilience is important for anyone looking to navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and strength.

Wellbeing Strategies for the Services Sector

This course aims to teach effective stress management techniques, improve resilience, and promote a balanced lifestyle.

Cultural capability: Connecting with Te Ao Maori

Explore the essence of mana and understand its significance in Māori society.

Elevate micro-credential courses will be released in phases with more being added shortly. Please register your interest to learn about new course releases as they are announced.

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