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Queenstown Resort College

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About Us

Queenstown Resort College (QRC) is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of hospitality and tourism education and offers two year diplomas in the growth areas of Hospitality Management and Adventure Tourism Management.

Both diplomas are delivered over 6 terms blending management theory with practical application and feature 6 - 9 months fully paid employment.

Boasting over 30 Hotels & Resorts and over 35 Luxury Retreats Queenstown is widely regarded as the Adventure Tourism capital of the world.

This makes Queenstown an ideal setting for QRC. Not only does it mean you get to study in paradise but you will also be learning from the industry’s best as many of our practical teachers are currently employed within local industry

Hospitality students will receive a QRC Diploma and a joint Swiss / Australian Associate Degree from our strategic partners ICMS, Australia in association with Cesar Ritz – Switzerland. Graduates have the following post graduate options to obtain a bachelor degree:

ICMS, Australia                 - 6 months Bachelor of Business

                                         - 12 months Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Cesar Ritz, Switzerland     - 12 months (plus internship) Bachelor in Hotel & Tourism Management

Otago Polytech, NZ            - 12 months (plus internship) Bachelor of Applied Management

Adventure Tourism students can also specialize in Snowsports Business Management and have the option of completing their degree at Thompson Rivers University B.C Canada or ICMS, Australia.

Why Study at Queenstown Resort College?

  • Safe environment conducive to hospitality and tourism study
  • Internationally recognised and respected programmes
  • Excellent year round employment opportunities
  • 6 – 9 months of fully paid work during internships
  • Degree pathways within NZ, Australia, Switzerland and Canada
  • Well qualified, industry focused lecturing staff
  • Ability to apply for 1 year Graduate Visa upon successful graduation
  • Opportunities to gain valuable points required for immigration into NZ after graduation
  • Dynamic and exciting lifestyle

National Awards

Winner: Provider of the year 2014 (ITENZ)

Winner: Provider of the Year 2012 (NZAPEP)

Winner: Supreme Business Award (Westpac Queenstown Business Excellence Awards 2012)

Contact Details

Queenstown Resort College
7 Coronation Drive

Telephone: +64 3 409 0500
+64 3 409 0505

Contact: Duncan Sadleir, International Marketing & Recruitment Manager