• Course Code
  • SIT30116
  • Course Type
  • Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Study from home
  • Duration
  • 6 months
  • Starting Date
  • 14/7/2020
  • Location
  • Morwell
COVID-19: You can study with confidence knowing that all programs are being delivered safely observing safe distancing measures. Every course has different safe distancing requirements so enquire for more details about the course you are interested in.
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Travel and tourism can show you the world and its endless possibilities

Looking for a career in an industry that's exciting and always changing?

The Certificate III in Tourism is the ideal starting place for a career in the tourism and travel industry, it will prepare you for work in many different roles for a diverse range of employers. This may include travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, inbound tour operators, tourist attractions, visitor information centres, accommodation and other tourism businesses.

This course will help you understand how the tourism industry operates and give you the essential skills needed to work in the industry. You will learn skills and knowledge in:

  • Tourism services
  • Retail and wholesale sales
  • Tourism Reservations
  • Industry operations
  • Tour Commentaries
  • Preparing quotes
  • Visitor Information Services
  • Providing advice on Australian destinations

Successful completion of this course could result in you working in Hotel & Resorts, Retail Travel, Tour Guiding, Visitor Information Services, Tourist Attractions and Inbound Tour Operations, just to name a few.

Take the step and enrol NOW!


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am-3.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Tourism.

Career Opportunities

Possible job titles include;

  • Adventure tourism guide
  • Attendant or senior ride operator in an attraction or theme park
  • Booking agent
  • Cellar door salesperson and guide in a winery
  • Customer service agent
  • Guide and salesperson in an Indigenous cultural centre
  • Inbound tour coordinator
  • Marine tourism guide or dive tour operator
  • Museum attendant
  • Operations consultant for a tour operator
  • Reservations sales agent
  • Sales consultant
  • Visitor information officer

Opportunities for Further Study

  • SIT40116 Certificate IV Travel and Tourism (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
  • SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
  • SIT60116 Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management (not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • For each Learner enrolling in a vocational qualification, regardless of eligible or ineligible status under the Victorian Training Guarantee, Federation Training will conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies (including literacy and numeracy skills) prior to commencement in training.

The Pre-Training Review will:

  • identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer);
    ascertain the most appropriate qualification for that Learner to enrol in, including consideration of the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills; and
  • ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for that individual.
    When the Pre-Training Review identifies that a Learner may not have the Foundation skills required, the Learner will be referred to an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) specialist for an assessment against ACSF core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy.

When a gap exists between the Learner’s assessed ACSF level and the ACSF levels required within the vocational qualification (whether in any one, or a combination, of ACSF-assessed skills), Federation Training will recommend appropriate strategies for the Learner.

Recommended entry requirements

  • The learner should have a genuine interest in the Tourism Industry.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITTTSL007 Process reservations
SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SITTTSL001 Operate online information systems
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations


Not Applicable

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