(SIT30122) Certificate III in Tourism

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Course Overview

  • Train in the heart of a unique tourism destination.
  • Harness the energy of the exciting Tasmanian tourism sector.
  • Learn practical skills from passionate, industry-experienced teachers.

The secret is out. Tasmania is experiencing significant growth and attracting record numbers of both domestic and international tourists. Be part of the adventure and help shape the future of this vibrant industry. With unique attractions, wild landscapes, a relaxed lifestyle, gourmet food and wine, and a haunting history of convict tales, there’s no better place to complete your tourism training.

This qualification is designed for those seeking employment in the general tourism sector. It provides the skills required to work with tour operators, visitor information centres, major attractions, cultural and heritage sites and with any small tourism business. You’ll learn a range of transferable skills from planning tourism products and services through to actively delivering products in the field.

The tourism industry rewards employees with excellent customer service skills, a genuine passion for their product or destination, and a commitment to going the extra mile. If this sounds like you, get in touch today and launch your career in tourism in Tasmania. Our graduates are not only in demand here, but the skills you will learn can take you all over the world.

AQF Code
Course Duration
22 weeks
Intake Dates
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
$8,500 (prices include all material fees)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Required Prior Study

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

SIT60116 – Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

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
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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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.


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