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Course Info

Certificate III in Tourism

National Course Code: SIT30116

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Tourism is your launch pad to a career in a dynamic and diverse sector as a booking agent, tour coordinator, theme park or museum attendant, reservation agent or small tourism business.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Work effectively in the tourism industry
  • Provide great customer service
  • Research and interpret information to support sales
  • Apply practical skills to succeed in contemporary tourism settings

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Great communication skills
  • Collaborative team player spirit
  • Problem solving skills to find practical and creative solutions

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong foundation to start your career in the tourism industry

Career opportunities

  • Adventure tourism guide
  • Theme park attendant
  • Booking agent
  • Cellar door salesperson
  • Customer service agent
  • Inbound tour coordinator
  • Marine tourism guide or dive tour operator
  • Museum attendant
  • Reservations sales agent
  • Visitor information officer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further:

  • Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
  • Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Events and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Tourism is one of five key super-growth sectors driving new jobs and growth in the economy over the next decade and is a key driver of the Australian economy. Tourism is a $100 billion industry (total revenue for the last financial year) and accounts for 10% of Australias exports. There is an estimated shortage of 38,000 workers in this sector.

Locations

This course is currently available at 22 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry:

  • Enjoy collaboration and working as part of a team
  • Have great communication and listening skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, are responsive and patient

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Theory knowledge assessments
  • Practical skills assessments
  • Case studies
  • Projects

Depending on your current level of education, skills training and experience we can guide you to the qualification that best suits you. However, there are specific entry requirements and qualities for each of our qualifications, that you will need to meet before you enrol.

This course, the Certificate III, is the entry level qualification that will give you the underpinning skills you need to work in tourism. Once you have successfully completed this course you will have gained the practical skills and knowledge required to work in a range of tourism settings. You will have the ability to complete routine tasks, procedures and to deal with the occasional unpredictable issue.

The Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism will also provide you with the underpinning skills you need for employment in travel and tourism. This qualification will also provide you with supervisory and leadership skills. At this level you will be expected to practice your skills at an intermediate level.

The Certificate III is a pathway qualification to the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management and will provide you with management skills to work in the tourism industry.

Training will take place in the context of a real or simulated work environment either on the job or at a TAFE NSW campus.

Depending on your electives, you will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Providing visitor information
  • Sales and customer services techniques
  • Providing domestic and international travel destination information

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the tourism industry.

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the tourism industry.

The design of this course has been informed by extensive consultation with industry to capture and address current and future skills needs.

Tourism is a super growth sector and this course gives you a strong foundation in customer service, communication and collaboration skills which have been identified by industry as key drivers for industry growth and success.

These skills are also transferable and vital across a range of different industries.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day
  • Study Online

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TAFE Digital: Online

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,550.00
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  • Duration: 18 Months

TAFE Digital, (Traineeship): Online

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  • Start Date: 01 Jul 2020
  • Duration: 18 Months

Bankstown: Full Time

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  • Duration: 18 Weeks

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Blacktown: Full Time

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Cooma: Full Time

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Nowra: Full Time

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Ryde: Blended

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  • Duration: 40 Weeks

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Ultimo: Full Time

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Multiple Regional Locations: Blended

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Wollongbar: Full Time

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