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|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||2 days per week on campus, plus a 2.5 hour weekly WebEx session.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Looking for a career in an industry that's in high demand and will let you travel the world?
The Certificate III in Tourism is the ideal starting place for a career in the tourism and travel industry. You will develop a range of tourism service, sales or operational skills and gain a sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate tourism services.
This qualification will prepare you to work in many travel and tourism 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.
The Certificate III in Tourism will give you the confidence and skills required to work in the diverse tourism and travel industry.
During this course, you will learn skills and knowledge in:
This course also allows for multi-skilling and specialisation in office-based roles involving the planning and coordination of tourism services, or roles in the field where products are delivered.
Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to gain work in a variety of tourism sectors and employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business.
Possible job outcomes include:
After successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to advance your skills and continue to study in the tourism and travel industry.
This course meets the entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism unit upgrade. The five-unit course is completed over 6 weeks and allows students who have completed the Certificate III in Tourism to easily upgrade their qualification to a Certificate IV.
You will gain hands-on skills and experience through a significant amount of work placement.
Work placements are built into our training to provide you with vital networks and real-life experiences. In addition, you have the opportunity to complete an independent placement with an employer of your choice.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 15 units: 4 core and 11 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|SITTIND001||Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry||25||$0.00|
|SITXCCS006||Provide service to customers||25||$0.00|
|SITXCOM002||Show social and cultural sensitivity||20||$0.00|
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||12||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||18||$0.00|
|SITTGDE004||Lead tour groups||30||$0.00|
|SITTTSL002||Access and interpret product information||65||$0.00|
|SITTTSL003||Provide advice on international destinations||45||$0.00|
|SITTTSL004||Provide advice on Australian destinations||40||$0.00|
|SITTTSL009||Process travel-related documentation||26||$0.00|
|SITTTSL010||Use a computerised reservations or operations system||120||$0.00|
|SITTTSL012||Construct normal international airfares||40||$0.00|
|SITTTSL013||Construct promotional international airfares||40||$0.00|
|SITXCCS002||Provide visitor information||35||$0.00|
|SITXEBS001||Use social media in a business||35||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$3,070.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$7,435.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$1,150.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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