INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Tourism

CRICOS Code: 093603C
National Code: SIT30116


Description

If you have a passion for travel and tourism, your career starts here. This entry-level course is your pathway to a career in this exciting and fast-paced industry. You will gain the skills to work in a range of settings including tour operators, visitor information centres, tourism attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and small businesses in the sector. Learn about sales and bookings, customer service, travel documentation, domestic and international destinations, and the events industry. Choose to go on to further study or step into a position in the dynamic world of tourism. Let TAFE SA take you there.

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20 weeks
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

Course Notes

  • Students choosing to undertake the Certificate III and Diploma package will study 3 units of the Diploma during their 1st semester of the package (the Certificate III semester) and study the remaining units (11) during the 2nd semester of the package. 9 units from the Certificate III will receive credit into the diploma.
  • International students may wish to complete a tourism package consisting of the Certificate III in Tourism and the Diploma of Travel & Tourism for a total duration of 1 academic year (2 semesters). Students will receive a COE and a parchment for both courses within the package.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Total course cost
AUD $7330
Incidental Fees*
AUD $200*
Total Fees
AUD $7530

* Students will be required to purchase a name badge (A$10), and pay an extra $A190 for excursions during the course. Details for these expenses will be provided closer to or on enrolment.

Note: TAFE SA course fees are subject to regular increases and are reviewed annually. As such, the course fees for 2023 have increased and are published on this site. TAFE SA accepts applications for courses commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 11 elective units.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective 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
    Book Supplier Products and Services 20
    Prepare Quotations 30
    Process Travel Related Documentation 26
    Provide advice on Australian destinations 65
    Provide advice on international destinations 30
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Provide specialist advice on cruises 30
    Source and use information on the events industry 25
    Use a computerised reservations or operations system 120
    Work effectively with others 15

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