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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

QRC graduates can pathway to the following bachelor degrees depending on their programme of study

Otago University, New Zealand

Bachelor of Commerce
(2 further years of study)

International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) Australia

Bachelor of Business Management
(8 months of further study)

Bachelor of Hospitality Management
(1 year of further study)

Bachelor of Tourism Management
(1 year of further study)

Cesar Ritz Colleges, Switzerland

Bachelor of International Business in Hotel & Tourism Management
(1 further year of study and 6 month Internship)

 Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Canada

Bachelor of Tourism Management

New Programmes 2016

University of Otago Foundation Year

The University of Otago Queenstown Resort College Foundation Studies Certificate is delivered over two full time semesters. Successful completion of the programme will meet the academic requirements for University entrance for undergraduate degrees in Business and Humanities.

In the Foundation Year you will study in one of two streams (Arts or Commerce), with each stream containing ten papers. Both streams include the two compulsory papers, Academic English 1 & 2.  Students will develop communication and problem solving skills equipping them with the knowledge required for successful undergraduate study

Why Study at Queenstown Resort College?

  • Safe environment conducive to 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