Certificate III in Tourism

Course code: SIT30116

The tourism industry is an ever changing and exciting industry to work in. Throughout the course you will learn about the different career prospects the tourism industry can offer. You will discover Australian and International destinations and promote overseas cities. You will develop the skills and knowledge to organise a customer’s dream holiday from start to finish.

In the second year of the program, students will be given an opportunity to take an optional trip to the Gold Coast to explore the operations of a theme park and learn about the local attractions.

Consider this course if you:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have a genuine interest in travel, world events and cultures
  • Like using computers and other office technology
  • Are organised and methodical
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in the first year include:
    • Develop and update tourism industry knowledge
    • Construct domestic airfares
    • Source and provide Australian destination information and advice
    • Source and provide international destination information and advice

Holmesglen Institute (Moorabbin and Waverley Campuses)

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Holmesglen Institute (Both Campuses)
Year 1 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Year 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is recommended

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Certificate III qualifications provide credit at VCE units 1 to 4 level. Each completed 90 nominal hours of training provides one VCE unit of credit. Credit accrues in the following sequence: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 3 and 4 up to a maximum of six VCE units.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies).
Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Travel Consultant
  • Reservation Sales Agent
  • Tour Guide
  • Theme Park Attendant

The tourism industry is an ever changing and exciting industry to work in. Career prospects range from selling dream holidays to customers as a travel agent, working for an airline, to guiding local and international tours.