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A career for people going places

When you work in the travel industry, every day involves a little adventure. Helping people expand their world through travel is part of the job. Launch your career in this exciting industry sector with our Certificate III in Travel. You’ll receive training in the travel and tourism industry from our industry experienced teachers and learn about customer service and sales, reservations, processing bookings, tourism destinations, travel fares, communications and working well in a team. We will connect you to work alongside industry professionals to experience different areas to help you with your career outcomes.
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Gold Coast - Southport, South Bank

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Younes Gustafsson

Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events

I decided to study in Australia because it is an English speaking country and the weather is exactly what I was hoping to get every day. Everyone I knew that had studied in Australia told me that it was the best experience they had in their life. With so many students on campus, every day you have the chance to meet international people, experience different cultures, see what they study, and find out why they’ve chosen to study in Australia. For me practice is the best way of learning. Reading something and learning it through a book is certainly great, but experiencing it is what makes you understand why you’re actually doing it. I’ve worked at the Noosa Triathlon and the World Outrigger Championships and completed a cruise trip to Sydney with my Travel and Tourism class. These experiences are priceless. Since I started studying at TAFE Queensland my whole life has changed. I have got so much experience and learnt so much about the Tourism and Event industry and myself. I am very glad to have followed my heart and studied in Australia.

Younes Gustafsson
Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events
TAFE Queensland East Coast

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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.



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Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020
Southport, Gold Coast Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Please refer to additional costs for a comprehensive list of resources required.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 17 Units:
Core Competencies: 14
Elective Competencies: 3

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITTTSL202 Access and interpret product information Core
SITTIND201 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry Core
SITTTSL308 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Core
SITXCOM201 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core
SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITTTSL303 Sell tourism products and services Core
SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers Core
SITTTSL306 Book supplier services Core
SITTTSL307 Process travel-related documentation Core
SITTTSL304 Prepare quotations Core
SITTTSL311 Construct promotional international airfares Core
SITTTSL310 Construct normal international airfares Core
SITTTSL302 Provide advice on Australian destinations Core
SITTTSL301 Provide advice on international destinations Core

South Bank, Brisbane

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITTTSL016 Provide specialist advice on cruises Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities Elective

Southport, Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITXEBS001 Use social media in a business Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
SITTTSL309 Source airfares for domestic flights Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $7,000 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $7,500 6 Months

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on resources required will be given at orientation; 

South Bank, Brisbane;

  • The College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH) has strong industry connections and is a hub of activity, with frequent visits from Tourism and Event employers to all campuses. We are committed to presenting our students and COTAH in the best light to our industry partners. Therefore, uniforms are compulsory for all tourism and event students, across all TAFE Queensland Brisbane campuses. Uniforms are to be worn at all times, on and off campus, during theory and practical lessons, and on any excursions. Professional presentation is crucial in any customer-facing role. The uniforms ensure that our students are recognised by industry as being highly employable with impeccable standards of presentation and dress.
  • There will be a number of excursions throughout the year to tourism and event venues. These costs will vary depending on the venue and plenty of notice will be given in regards to these costs.

Southport, Gold Coast;

  • compulsory black business shirt with TAFE logo (from Totally Workwear).  Approximate cost is $48.00 per shirt.  The purchase of 2 shirts is recommended.
  • Black business style pants (male and female) (leggings and/or tights will not be accepted) or a black knee length business style skirt and black enclosed shoes.

Outcome

SIT30216 Certificate III in Travel 091458A

Job prospects

  • Travel Consultant
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Airline Reservation Clerk
  • International Travel Consultant
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Attendants
  • Reservations Sales Agent
  • Call Or Contact Centre And Customer Service Managers

Younes Gustafsson

Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events

I decided to study in Australia because it is an English speaking country and the weather is exactly what I was hoping to get every day. Everyone I knew that had studied in Australia told me that it was the best experience they had in their life. With so many students on campus, every day you have the chance to meet international people, experience different cultures, see what they study, and find out why they’ve chosen to study in Australia. For me practice is the best way of learning. Reading something and learning it through a book is certainly great, but experiencing it is what makes you understand why you’re actually doing it. I’ve worked at the Noosa Triathlon and the World Outrigger Championships and completed a cruise trip to Sydney with my Travel and Tourism class. These experiences are priceless. Since I started studying at TAFE Queensland my whole life has changed. I have got so much experience and learnt so much about the Tourism and Event industry and myself. I am very glad to have followed my heart and studied in Australia.

Younes Gustafsson
Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events
TAFE Queensland East Coast

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 24 May 2017

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