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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Master of Technology: Tourism and Hospitality Management 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
72204  Master of Technology: Tourism and Hospitality Management 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
  Durban University of Technology 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Masters Degree  Field 11 - Services  Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 8 and above  NQF Level 09  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
14091  Master of Technology: Tourism and Hospitality Management  Level 8 and above  NQF Level 09  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Learners obtaining this qualification will be able to contribute to the improvement and development of the functions and operations of some specialised area(s) of the Tourism and Hospitality industry, as well as to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in such specialised area(s), ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Upon entry to the Master's degree programme, it is assumed that learners should have demonstrated.
  • An understanding of the scope and nature of the tourism and hospitality industry
  • The ability to perform effectively in one or more sectors of the industry
  • Competence in effective planning, execution and assessment of operational practices and strategies
  • Familiarity with macro development planning issues and strategies
  • The ability to conduct elementary research, synthesise and report findings, and make recommendations.

    Through the successful completion of a:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent (480 credits)
  • Evidence of substantial experience and professional development in tourism/hospitality 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification will be awarded to a learner who has provided evidence to the satisfaction of the assessors that the stated competence of the qualification, as detailed in the specified outcomes, has been achieved, either through education and training in a single provider's learning programme, or through experience that complies with the stated specified outcomes. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1.1 Compare, analyse and evaluate industry practices and strategies.

    1.2 Select appropriate research methodology to address a tourism and hospitality industry problem.

    1.3 Successfully apply research methods. Record, synthesise and analyse findings to offer meaningful recommendations.

    Specified outcomes:

    2.1 Acquiring skills and knowledge of the industry, ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced theoretical frameworks and management strategies.
    (*C4, C6) (NQF 5-7)

    2.2 Critically analyse theoretical frameworks and advanced management strategies.
    (C1,C6) (NQF 7)

    2.3 Identify a research problem by critical evaluation, industry strategies, activities and consequences. (C4,C6) (NQF 7).

    2.4 Select appropriate research methodology for application to a specific research problem (4) (NQF 7).

    2.5 Conduct independent research according to appropriate, relevant research methodology. (C2, C3, C5) (NQF 7)

    2.6 Recorded, synthesise and analyse findings. (C1, C3, C5) (NQF 7).

    2.7 Make meaningful recommendations. (C1, C3, C6) (NQF 7).

    Critical outcomes:
  • Identify and solve problems, demonstrating responsible decision-making, originality and a critically evaluate/approach.
  • Organise and manage time and research responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the changing macro environment as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving processes do not exist in isolation.
  • Use information technology effectively and responsibly.
  • Contribute to the full personal development of each learner as an individual, the subject field and society at large, by making it the underlying intention of the tourism and hospitality programme to make learners aware of the importance of:
  • Participation as a responsible citizen in local, national and international community issues;
  • Recognition of the relationship between tourism/hospitality and social, economic, environmental and political contexts; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial skills and opportunities within the tourism/hospitality industry. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    2.1 Assess skills, knowledge and insight into theoretical frameworks and management strategies to master's degree level.

    2.2 Compared and critically analyse the rationale for the selection and implementation of particular practices and strategies in a sector(s) of the industry.

    2.3 Research proposal on an approved research topic is assessed for appropriate, relevant research methodology.

    2.4 A thesis demonstrating that appropriate, relevant research methodology has effectively been applied and those findings are analysed leading to meaningful recommendations.

    Integrated assessment:

    The learner's competence will be assessed by means of a proposal and thesis that demonstrate:
  • An understanding of the theoretical frameworks as well as the practices and strategies in industry;
  • The ability to critically analyse industry practices and strategies;
  • The insight to identify areas that need improvement or development;
  • Familiarity with various research methodologies utilised in the industry;
  • The sill to apply appropriate methodology; and
  • The ability to compile and analyse findings in order to make constructive recommendations.

    The learner's ability to articulate the process as well as the findings and recommendations will be assessed by means of a comprehensive oral defence of the thesis.

    The written thesis and comprehensive oral defence will demonstrate that all the capabilities have been integrated. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The learners will obtain credits that enable them to exit at a master's level or to continue to doctorate level at either a Technikon or a university. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The current SERTEC requirements for examinations apply. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The current SERTEC requirements for examinations apply. 

    NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2009.
    As per the SAQA decision to re-register all provider-based qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2006. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
    This qualification is not based on Unit Standards. 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Durban University of Technology 



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