National Certificate: N4 Tourism

R16 170.00

The N4 Tourism part-qualification is the first step towards completing the full N4-N6 Tourism programme. This QCTO-accredited qualification is highly recognised as it gives the learner the technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational or vocational area. Completing all three levels successfully gives you the opportunity to convert your National Certificate to a National N Diploma at NQF level 6, provided that you have evidence of 18 months’ practical experience!

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Course code: C01252



Tourism Communication N4

Tourism Destinations N4

Travel Office Procedures N4

Travel Services N4

Grade 12


Level 4 National Certificate (NQF)


NC(V) Level 4

Course type: Accredited

SAQA ID: NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 66910)

Minimum credits: 60

Quality assurance partner: Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as the Examination Body

Quality council: The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Certification: National Certificate: N4 Tourism

Certification issued by: DHET upon delegation of the QCTO

Assessment information:

  • 2 assignments per subject
  • 1 internal test per subject
  • 1 external examination per subject

Assessments will be allocated percentages which will be used to calculate a final mark. It will not contribute to your mark for the external examination set by the DHET. However, the final mark and the external examination mark are added together on a 40:60 basis. In other words, the final mark counts 40% and the examination mark counts 60% of the final promotion mark.

  • Students have 3 opportunities to write per academic year.
  • The DHET determines the application deadlines and timetables for each academic year.
  • Examinations are written at a DHET registered examination venue.


Exam qualifying criteria:

  • The student has submitted the application document and identity document to Optimi College.
  • The student has met the minimum criteria for exam entry (minimum of 50%) obtained in each assignment.


Exam fees:

Not included in the course fee.


Portfolio of Evidence fee:

Not included in the course fee


* A total of 18 months practical training within the tourism industry is required to obtain the National Diploma. Students must submit the work-based logbook as evidence.

Course fee: R16 170.00

Deposit: R1 890.00

Monthly instalment: R1 298.18

Payment duration: 11 months

Study duration: 12 months

Dedicated support team

We understand that students may require guidance and support to navigate the learning journey, and our Client Services team is always ready to assist them in every possible way. Our team is readily available during office hours and can be contacted via email, phone, WhatsApp and social media.

Dedicated lecturer

You will be assigned a dedicated lecturer who possess extensive subject knowledge and can offer valuable advice on how to fully immerse yourself in the learning material. We encourage students to actively engage in their studies, and our lecturers are there to provide optimal instruction and guidance every step of the way.

Orientation session

The virtual orientation session will set you up for academic success and assist you in your transition to distance and digital learning at Optimi College. The aim of this session is to give you information about your course and also answer frequently asked questions.

Online classroom access

The Online Classroom is easily accessible from you cell phone or PC. You have access to a range of resources and facilities, designed to support your learning journey. You can also submit assignments on the Online Classroom. Managing your assignments is simple, fast, and reliable.

Study calendar

Our study calendar is a study plan that allows you to manage time spent on studies and ensures that you set aside enough time for assignments, completing of talks and preparing for exams. The study calendar will highlight essential deadlines and milestones.

Recorded online lectures

Our distance and digital learning courses provide easy access to various recorded lecturing sessions. Plus, you can use multiple devices to access our instructional material. Let us help you make your learning journey as convenient as possible!

Online forum interaction

Instant messaging is available for students who are logged into the Online Classroom. Students can interact with their lecturer and other students who are registered for the same subjects as they are.

Exam booking assistance

You will receive advice or assistance in booking certain exams yourself, or our exam team will make a booking on your behalf. Our team will advise you on the venue closest to you, assist with booking a seat, and confirm the time, date and logistics for your exam sitting.

Study material and courier delivery included

Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course fee, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete the course. Material is sent via courier, at no additional charge when you reside in South Africa!