AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Tourism


National Code: SIT30116
TAFE SA Code: TP00988


Description

This course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of well-developed tourism sales, operational and tour delivery skills. Work would be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered, or a combination of both. The field includes any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site, attraction or on-board form of transportation.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled


Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,110 - $1,488
$2,221 - $2,977
Concession
$825 - $1,106
$1,650 - $2,211

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,284 - $3,062
$4,568 - $6,124

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $115.00 for Excursion and conference attendance..

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism industry sectors and for a diversity of employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business. Job titles may include reservation sales agent for a tour operator, visitor information officer, inbound tour coordinator, booking agent, sales consultant, attractions attendant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Tourism (SIT30116)
    Content meets the needs of skilled operators who wish to apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team. Skills covered include customer service, cultural sensitivity and workplace safety. 4 core units and 11 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Participate in safe work practices 12
    Provide service to customers 25
    Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
    Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry 25

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Access and interpret product information 65
    Design and produce business documents 80
    Interact with customers 20
    Make a presentation 30
    Operate online information systems 40
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities 70
    Provide advice on Australian destinations 40
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Provide visitor information 35
    Source and present information 10
    Work effectively with others 15
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