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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Discover a whole new world of fun and excitement and be part of Singapore’s most dynamic industry.

Higher Nitec in Tourism provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to perform in the tourism and leisure industry. Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage attraction operations, plan travel services, coordinate inbound and outbound tours, handle membership sales, deliver commentaries, perform hosting and guiding, embrace digital communications and technologies for better engagement with guests, implement enhanced precautionary measures to ensure safe travel, and manage events for meetings, conventions and exhibitions.

Travel Operations
Attraction Operations

What you'll learn

  • Handle travellers’ / guests’ / visitors’ queries
  • Provide customer service
  • Plan and coordinate events logistics
  • Provide tour / attraction commentaries
  • Plan and promote tour packages
  • Make tour and travel arrangements
  • Handle tour reservations and ticketing
  • Conduct post-tour follow up
  • Propose travel activities
  • Manage visitors at an attraction
  • Handle ride operations, queue and crowd control
  • Ensure safety and security of guests
  • Manage ticketing and reservations
  • Promote membership and loyalty programmes
  • Coordinate facilities and services for guests at a resort

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-7 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in 2 other subjects
    To be eligible for selection, you must have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional).


GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-3 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3) *

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme To Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Tourism graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Tourism graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Tourism graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Tourism graduates can be employed by attractions, clubs, event organisers, resorts, theme parks, travel agencies and tour operators. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Tour Consultant, Attractions Host, Event Coordinators and Guest Services Assistant.