(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; Launceston: February
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

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. 

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

  • 4 core units
  • 11 elective units,
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.

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. 


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

You may be required to purchase additional materials or stationery for your course.