(SIT30112) Certificate III in Tourism

CRICOS ID – 082928F
Course Duration – 21 weeks
Course Fee – AU$7,800
Location – Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates:
Hobart: February, July
Launceston: February, July


Course Overview

This course is designed for people with a genuine passion and interest in Tasmania’s destinations and attractions. The qualification provides training in a range of tourism sales, operational and tour delivery skills. These are skills that may be used in the office for planning tourism products and services, or in the field where tourism products are delivered.


Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in multiple tourism sectors.


Possible job titles include:

  • Tour Guide
  • Salesperson, Attendant or Operator
  • Information Officer
  • Booking Agent
  • Wholesale Operations Consultant
  • Reservations Sales Agent
  • Tour Co-ordination
  • Ticketing Officer
  • Site Guide
  • City Guide​


Pathways to further study

Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism


Course Structure

The course is delivered predominately in the classrooms and computer laboratory through scheduled classes.  A work placement component is also included.

To achieve a Certificate III in Tourism, 15 units must be successfully completed:

  • 4 Core Units
  • 11 Elective Units
Core Units
  • SITTIND201 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
  • SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers
  • SITXCOM201 Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units

Electives may vary from region to region, contact GETI for a full list of electives.


Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent 


Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation. 

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



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