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Tourism Sector

Tourism is what the Maldives is known all over the world for. It is the most important sector in the Maldivian economy, making the largest contribution to the wealth of the nation. Resorts offer the most popular vehicle for tourism in the Maldives. Presently more than 100 resorts, operate in the Maldives in addition to a few hotels, guesthouses and cruise vessels. Each resort occupies its own island and includes the necessary infrastructure for guests and workers: power plant, water desalinization plant, workers housing quarters, external communication. Tourism in the Maldives is centered on beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, and more recently, eco-tourism. Although the Tourism Sector is the largest provider of jobs, not all Maldivians take up these jobs. Many of these jobs have to be given to workers from neighboring countries.

National Competency Standards from Tourism Sector

Take a look at the currently published Standards in Tourism Sector

  • National Certificate III in Surf Guiding

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-15

    Level 3 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III in Snorkeling Guide

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Housekeeping

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 & 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III in Guesthouse Operations

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Commercial Cookery

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-14

    Level 3 (.PDF)

    Level 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III in Water Sports Operations

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-04

    Level 3 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Tour Guiding

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 & 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Ticketing & Reservation

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 & 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Pastry and Bakery

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-14

    Level 3 (.PDF)

    Level 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III in Lifeguarding

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-14

    Level 3 (.PDF)

    Level 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III in Laundry Operations

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Front Office Services

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 & 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Food and Beverage Services

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-14

    Level 3 (.PDF)

    Level 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III & IV in Barista

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 & 4 (.PDF)

  • National Certificate III in Airport Representative Services

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    Level 3 (.PDF)

Registered Training Providers in Tourism Sector

Take a look at the currently Registered Training Providers and the Registered Training Programs in Tourism Sector at Maldives National Skills Development Authority

  • Maldives Polytechnic

    Last Updated at: 2021-08-03

    National Certificate 3 in Airport Representative Services

    National Certificate 3 in Barista

    National Certificate 3 in Food and Beverage Services

    National Certificate 3 in Guesthouse Operations

    National Certificate 3 in Tour Guide

    National Certificate 3 in Front Office

    National Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery

    National Certificate 3 in Pastry and Bakery

  • Maldives Institute of Technology

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    National Certificate 3 in Surf Guiding

    National Certificate 3 in Life Guarding

    National Certificate 3 in Snorkel Guiding

    National Certificate 3 in Water Sports Operations

    National Certificate 3 in Tour Guide

    National Certificate 3 in Food and Beverage Services

    National Certificate 3 in Airport Representative Services

    National Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery

    National Certificate 3 in Pastry and Bakery

    National Certificate 3 in Guesthouse Operations

  • Maldives Swimming and Life Saving Skills Training School

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    National Certificate 3 in Life Guarding

  • Villa College

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    National Certificate 3 in Housekeeping

    National Certificate 3 in Water Sports Operations

  • Hope Institute for Research and Training

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-04

    National Certificate 3 in Front Office

  • Coffee Lab Roasters

    Last Updated at: 2021-07-03

    National Certificate 3 in Barista

    National Certificate 4 in Barista