The Certificate III in Tourism course offers many exciting career opportunities including tour guiding, travel agency and hotel reception. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you needed to begin your career in travel and tourism, a fast-growing, dynamic industry.
Career opportunities, include:
- tour Guide
- hotel receptionist
- travel advisor
- tour wholesalers
- tour operators
- tourist attraction attendants
- visitor information centres
Pathways to further study:
- SIT40122 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
- SIT50122 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management
Studying the Certificate III in Tourism at Holmesglen
You will learn how to lead tour groups, check in guests at a hotel, and about tourism products and services, and how to sell and quote to clients. You will use an industry booking system to book domestic and international flights and issue air tickets and learn all about the cruise industry, even gaining membership to the cruise industry association CLIA.
You’ll study in Holmesglen's simulated tourism office, which showcases the latest industry software so you can complete your studies in live airline reservations, fares and ticketing using the industry system Amadeus.
2 days per week - Tuesday and Thursday: 9.30am to 4pm.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 15 units in total, comprising of 4 core units and 11 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
Note the 11 elective units for the SIT30122 must consist of:
5 units from Group A
6 units from Group B
at least 3 units from Group C
6 units from Group D
||Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
||Lead tour groups
||Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
||Provide service to customers
||Show social and cultural sensitivity
||Provide accommodation reception services
||Use a computerised reservations or operations system
||Access and interpret product information
||Participate in safe work practices
||Sell tourism products or services
||Provide specialist advice on cruises
||Source airfares and issue tickets for domestic flights
||Prepare customer quotations
||Book tourism products and process documentation
||Construct international airfares
| Code || Name |
|SITTIND003||Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry|
|SITTGDE016||Lead tour groups|
|SITTGDE017||Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities|
|SITXCCS014||Provide service to customers|
|SITXCOM007||Show social and cultural sensitivity|
|SITHACS016||Provide accommodation reception services|
|SITTTVL007||Use a computerised reservations or operations system|
|SITTTVL001||Access and interpret product information|
|SITXWHS005||Participate in safe work practices|
|SITTTVL004||Sell tourism products or services|
|SITTTVL011||Provide specialist advice on cruises|
|SITTTVL008||Source airfares and issue tickets for domestic flights|
|SITTTVL005||Prepare customer quotations|
|SITTTVL006||Book tourism products and process documentation|
|SITTTVL009||Construct international airfares|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age..
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completing this course, you will receive the SIT30122 Certificate III in Tourism
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession