CPUT Tourism

CPUT Tourism

CPUT Tourism,
The tourism industry regards generalised management and entrepreneurial skills, as well as specialist skills, to be prerequisites for the sustained growth of the industry. The course provides management-oriented education, emphasising entrepreneurship and incorporating the required practical skills and experience.

Students are trained as technicians, technologists, managers, entrepreneurs and academics.


Career Opportunities
A career in tourism allows for great diversity as well as specialisation. The South African tourism industry employs almost half a million people, either directly or indirectly. This figure is expected to double and effective management in this sector has become vital.Employment opportunities exist in the following sectors: accommodation and hospitality, distribution channels (e.g. travel agents), transportation, travel planning, management and co-ordination (e.g. regional tourism organisations), and marketing.

Admission requirements
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Limited number of students allowed per elective.Student enrolling for Tourist Guiding or Event Management must please note that excursions and practical experience can be conducted over weekends and public holidays.


Experiential Learning
Experiential learning takes place from October of the second year to March of the third year, to coincide with the peak tourist season. The second year examinations are written during September of the second year.


Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including a period of experiential learning


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Four years


Course is offered on District Six Campus.


Course is offered on Wellington Campus. (full-time only)


For any queries get in touch with:


Contact: Johannes Van Heerden
Telephone: +27 21 864 5511
Fax: +27 21 864 5262
Email: vanheerdenj@cput.ac.za


Contact: Zingisa Sebastian Ntshebe
Telephone: +27 21 460 3257
Fax: –
Email: ntshebez@cput.ac.za

Tourism and Events Management

The department of Tourism and Events Management has been a distinct department since its inception. Located in the City of Cape Town, in the southern tip of the African continent, the department is truly in the ‘centre of all action’.
We are a diverse team of colleagues dedicated to the overall development of students in the tourism and events management discipline. The department specialises in preparing management professionals in the tourism and events fields and focuses on a wide range of academic, professional and personal skills that enable our students to become better leaders in the diverse environments presented by our industries.
The department places emphasis on Teaching and Learning, Community Engagement and Research in the Tourism and Events discipline.
The Department also has a centre of excellence called CETRA (Centre for Tourism Research in Africa), which predominantly drives research in the department and particularly focuses on contract research with various other institutions, private sector and government.
The department works closely with local, provincial, national and international stakeholders across the spectrum including government and private sector, partnering in research, teaching and learning, community engagement and work placements opportunities.