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Queenstown Resort College, Queenstown


Whether you're a student, a tourist, a young professional or an executive, Queenstown Resort College offers unique and inspiring courses in Queenstown, New Zealand. At QRC you can combine world-class education with an international resort holiday experience. We invite you to discover edu-tourism in paradise. Choose from hospitality management, adventure tourism management, short courses, our unique executive education series or a range of customised programmes.

At Queenstown Resort College (QRC) you will live and study in New Zealand's most popular resort town - and the adventure capital of the world! QRC combines world-class teaching with practical learning in working hotels and tourism operations so you can gain essential skills and industry contacts. QRC is not only a place of learning; it is the opportunity of a lifetime.

Education in paradise - at Queenstown Resort College

  • Prepare to take on the world. Building confidence and skills outside the classroom is a very real focus of what you will do. QRC courses will prepare you for life's challenges and put you on the path to success.
  • You won't be just a student you'll be our guest. Your classes at QRC will be small, your teachers will be friendly and well qualified. QRC House is brand new and stylish. It's right by Lake Wakatipu with the beautiful Queenstown Gardens.
  • We will look after you. QRC has dedicated Student Relations and Accommodation Managers, to ensure that you make the most of your stay.
  • QRC delivers courses of the highest international standards. All of our affiliate partners have outstanding international reputations. They include the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and Cesar Ritz Colleges, Switzerland.

Accommodation: QRC offers comfortable student accommodation in Queenstown Lodge. Boasting scenic views of Queenstown and the Remarkables the Lodge is conveniently located 1.5 km from the centre of town and the campus, QRC House.


Study at Queenstown Resort College (2023 prices) 

Hospitality Management: QRC delivers the Diploma of Hospitality Management in partnership with the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) and Cesar Ritz Colleges of Switzerland. This is an international qualification, which provides international pathways to higher study and exciting careers throughout the world. The two year diploma includes a 9 month fully paid industry internship andfocuses on hospitality management training, and has additional specialisations in International Resort and Day Spa Management,Event Management and Wine Studies.

NZ$ 23,350 year 1, NZ$ 21,975 year 2 (2 year course)

Adventure Tourism Management: This 2 year coursewill prepare you for a career in managing adventure tourism businesses. The diploma includes asix month paid internship. Renowned as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is the best place to learn about adventure tourism. You will get to try some of the amazing adventure tourism activities in Queenstown as part of the course. Graduates can complete their Bachelor Degree at Thompson Rivers University, B.C Canada or the International College of Management Sydney, Australia
NZ$ 23,950 year 1, NZ$ 22,275 year 2 (2 year course)

Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
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.
NZ$ 25,101 for the whole programme including insurance

Study Abroad: Study abroad in Queenstown New Zealand for a unique and memorable learning experience. When you study abroad at Queenstown Resort College, you will receive a quality education and you will have the time of your life in the adventure capital of the world. Options include Hospitality Management, Adventure Tourism and Internships Abroad.

As an international student you are able to work for up to 20 hours per week during academic terms.

Internships are an essential part of your training and an integral component of both diplomas. As such students are able to work full time at full pay during these periods. Hospitality Management students are required to complete 1000 hours over 9 months however this may be completed within 6 months. Adventure Tourism students are required to complete a minimum of 900 hours over 6 months however this can be extended to 9 months.

While working in NZ students can expect to earn a minimum wage of NZ$ 18,90 per hour. 

Employment after graduation
Both diplomas offered at QRC are accredited as Level 5 qualifications by NZQA.

As such upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for a 24 month Graduate job search work visa/permit.

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