(SIT30116) Certificate III in Tourism

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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.

AQF Code
Course Duration
22 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, July; Launceston: February, July
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • 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 tour operator
  • Museum attendant
  • Operations consultant for a tour operator
  • Reservations sales agent
  • Sales consultant
  • Visitor information officer

Pathways to further study

SIT40116 –  Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism

Course Structure

To achieve a SIT30116 – Certificate III in Tourism, 15 units must be successfully completed. These include 4 core units and 11 electives.

4 Core Units
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
11 Elective Units

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

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Observations
  • Simulated environment
  • Questioning
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Workplace skills assessment

What will I need to bring?

Students are advised that they are required to supply their own stationary including;

  • Bring Your Own Device – laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • Ring Binder
  • Plastic sleeves
  • Note pad
  • Pens and ruler
  • USB

Other Costs (payable at time of enrollment to TasTAFE

Students are required to purchase learning resources, uniform and take part in excursions for this course at a cost of $395 per student.

  • Uniform – $60.00 (embroidered shell vest)
  • Resources – $135.00
  • Excursions – $200.00

Entry Requirements

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster, saving you valuable time and money.


SIT30116 – Certificate III in Tourism


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