Service Industry Internship (Level 3)

The Service Industry Internship programme is designed for students who are looking to gain essential employment skills for the transition from school to the world of work.

Students whilst working for a professional service operator will learn about unique local tourism attractions and practice key skills required for the service industry.

Entry Requirements

The Service Industry Internship programme is a work-placement apprenticeship-based programme. Students are required to operate at a high level and be independent in their approach to learning. It is therefore recommended that students can demonstrate the following:

Learning Objectives

Students will have the opportunity to achieve academic learning objectives that contribute to their National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) and develop crucial personal and social development skills.

Personal and Social Development Objectives:

Personal and social skills are transferable to any chosen career pathway and are considered essential skills by employers.

  • Increasing willingness to learn
  • Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
  • Developing belief in self and increasing confidence
  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Recognising and developing potential
  • Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
  • Developing positive communication skills

Course Outline & Assessments:

Course outline including academic learning objectives – Service Industry Internship Level 3

For course specific assessments talk to your school Trades Academy coordinator or email

Related Courses & Pathways

Use links below to explore related courses and pathway options:

To view all Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programmes and a pathway diagram go to further resources section below.

Learning about how the businesses work and getting an insight on what it would be like working in that kind of job. Meeting awesome people and hanging out with the group at camp – Service Industry Internship Student

Further resources

| Secondary School Programmes | Download our full programme brochure

| Trades Academy Programmes | Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) Trades Academy options

| Programme Pathways Diagram| WIO Trades Academy programme pathways

| Apprenticeships | link to Careers NZ Tertiary Training and Career information

| Directory of ITOs | Browse apprenticeship options

Key Components:

  • Tourism
  • Trades

Open to:

Year 12-13 Students

NCEA Level:
Up to 23 Level 3 credits


Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)


Residential block course (includes overnights)


Tasman / Nelson


Zero cost to students. Funded by the Ministry of Education.


2020 Intake 1:
Week 1: 20-23 July
Week 2: 03-06 August
Week 3: 27-24 August
Week 4: 14-17 September


Dates may be subject to change.
Some academic objectives may change to align with assessment changes.


  • NCEA


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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