(SIT60122) Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

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Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism will provide you with a large range of operational and tourism management skills relevant to your career in the tourism industry. The types of skills and knowledge gained, including sales, marketing, product development, business planning, and financial management, will be suitable for use in a range of tourism areas including retail, travel, visitor information and events.

Classes are combined with the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

You will be required to purchase additional resources (online learning resources and excursion costs) at an additional cost of approximately AU$500. 

AQF Code
Course Duration
50 weeks
Intake Dates
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
$15,000 (prices include all material fees)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Required Prior Study
Certificate III in Tourism

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in any sector of the tourism industry where they will be required to analyse, design and execute decisions using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual and managerial skills.

Possible job titles include:

  • Senior Manager
  • Owner-Operator
  • General Manager
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Director of Operations


Course Structure

Delivery is a combination of classroom-based lecture style and project-based learning

Students work in small teams to plan, develop and implement a range of tourism and hospitality products and services including special events, cooperative marketing initiatives, publications and product development support.

Projects and teams report regularly to and are mentored by a Management Panel comprised of staff and industry representatives. The Management Panel has included representatives of Tourism Tasmania, Cool Wines, Moorilla Estate and Maria Island Walks.

To achieve an Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management, 27 units must be successfully completed:

17 Core Units
BSBDIV501 Lead diversity and inclusion
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement a business plan
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
SITTIND003 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
SITTPPD017 Develop tourism products
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences
SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
SITXFIN008 Interpret financial information
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets
SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXMPR014 Develop and implement marketing strategies
SITXWHS008 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
10 Elective Units


Assessment Process

Assessment will include:

  • Observations – observation checklists prior, during and post project implementation.
  • Written tasks – to assess underpinning knowledge (may include tests, completing workplace documents, agendas and minutes, and recording information).
  • Written assignments – assess ability to access information required to apply the theory to a practical, operations industry circumstance. This will often incorporate problem solving and case studies.
  • Portfolio of evidence is developed by each student to collect and record evidence in workplace or Drysdale campus based activities 
  • Testimonials – testimonials are used where appropriate to recognise existing skills and experience and to incorporate into assessment. This strategy is often used for students who work part time in a customer service focussed business.
  • Self and peer assessments – are used for reflection and learning particularly in relationship to the team work components.

These methods are employed as part of

  • Team and individual projects
  • Management of Drysdale campus functions and major events program
  • Reporting to the Management Panel – consisting of industry representatives providing advice, industry context and contacts to support projects and teams.)
  • Compilation of portfolio of evidence by student and teaching team


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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