Take your passion for adventure and pair it with the professional skills you need to become a travel agency manager or tour operations manager. Learn to manage projects, finances and teams in the exciting and dynamic tourism industry.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Lead and manage a team
Coordinate tourism duties and promotional activities
Manage competing priorities, finances and risk
Produce marketing strategies
Analyse tourism data
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence to create travel itineraries and bookings for your clients
In-depth knowledge of Australian and international destinations and their unique selling points
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for the travel industry
The ability to communicate and work well with others
Attention to detail
An aptitude for management and leadership
A Certificate III in Travel (not required but recommended)
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Inbound groups manager, Inbound sales manager, Incentives manager, Tour operations manager, Marketing manager, Product development manager, Reservations manager, Travel agency manager and Sales manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 23 Units of competency, including 12 core and 11 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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