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  • SIT30116

Certificate III in Tourism

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in tourism with this entry-level course that will qualify you to become an inbound tour coordinator, marine tourism assistant, or visitor information officer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Visitor Information Officer
  • Marine Tourism Assistant
  • Inbound Tour Coordinator
  • Cellar Door Salesperson and Guide
  • Reservations Sales Agent
  • Travel Consultant
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SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism

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Course overview

Course overview

Start your career in tourism with this entry-level course. This course will qualify you to work across a number of strong-growth industries such as tourism, business and events. You will have the skills to seek employment as a tour coordinator or tourism assistant.

This course will give you the skills you need to provide advice on domestic and international destinations, provide visitor information, prepare quotes, and book supplier products and services. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the tools you need to get ahead.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to become an inbound tour coordinator, marine tourism assistant, or visitor information officer. It will also give you the foundation knowledge to undertake further studies in either tourism, events, or business.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SITTIND001
Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
SITXCCS006
Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002
Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Sunshine Coast
SITTTSL005
Sell tourism products and services
SITTTSL004
Provide advice on Australian destinations
SITTTSL003
Provide advice on international destinations
SITTTSL008
Book supplier products and services
SITTTSL006
Prepare quotations
SITTTSL010
Use a computerised reservations or operations system
SITTTSL009
Process travel-related documentation
SITTTSL012
Construct normal international airfares
SITTTSL016
Provide specialist advice on cruises
SITTTSL013
Construct promotional international airfares
SITXEBS001
Use social media in a business
BSBFIA301
Maintain financial records
SITTTSL002
Access and interpret product information
North and Far North Queensland
SITTTSL002
Access and interpret product information
SITTTSL009
Process travel-related documentation
SITTTSL004
Provide advice on Australian destinations
SITXCCS002
Provide visitor information
SITTTSL005
Sell tourism products and services
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITTTSL006
Prepare quotations
SITTTSL008
Book supplier products and services
SITXCOM001
Source and present information
SITXFIN001
Process financial transactions
Greater Brisbane
SITXCOM003
Provide a briefing or scripted commentary
SITTTSL004
Provide advice on Australian destinations
SITTTSL003
Provide advice on international destinations
SITTTSL005
Sell tourism products and services
SITTTSL016
Provide specialist advice on cruises
SITXCCS002
Provide visitor information
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
SITXCCS001
Provide customer information and assistance
SITTTSL008
Book supplier products and services
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Other
SITXCOM005
Manage conflict
SITXCOM003
Provide a briefing or scripted commentary
SITTTSL007
Process reservations
SITTTSL001
Operate online information systems
SITTGDE010
Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments
SITTGDE007
Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
FNSACC301
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
SITTGDE004
Lead tour groups
SITHIND001
Use hygienic practices for hospitality service
SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol
HLTAID003
Provide first aid

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

For School Students: must already hold a Certificate II in Tourism qualification to enter this course. These units will be credited towards the SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism qualification. 

You are required to register your interest in this course with your VET Co-ordinator at your high school.  Students may be eligible to credit transfer units from the Certificate II Tourism qualification already completed.

Please forward a certified copy of your full academic transcript to: TravelandTourism.North@tafe.qld.edu.au so that credit transfers of your Cert II Tourism units can be processed. 

Additionally, you are to advise your selection of 3 units from the elective list above so that they can be checked against the packaging requirements for the SIT30116 Cert III Tourism qualification.

You will then be contacted by a TAFE Queensland Tourism teacher confirming if the selected units are appropriate along with an enrolment form and further instructions.  Seven credit points will be credited towards your Queensland Certificate of Education on successful completion of this program.

Need to know

Have you considered the Certificate III in Travel (SIT30216) or the Dual Travel and Tourism qualification? if you have,  please visit tafenorth.edu.au for more information.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland