Tourism and Hospitality

SIT60116 Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

SIT60116 – Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals operating at a senior level who use a substantial depth of knowledge of the industry and managerial techniques. They have wide-ranging, specialised managerial skills, operate independently and are responsible for making a range of strategic business decisions.

This course has been specifically designed for individuals completing the SIT60316 – Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

The program will be delivered in tandem with the SIT60316 – Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management program for classroom delivery. Examples will be drawn as needed and required from and for each sector. Projects will be geared towards experiences relevant to either Tourism or Hospitality. It is also designed for articulation to University of Tasmania programs.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

Individuals with this qualification are able to work in any sector of the tourism industry as a senior manager, general manager or owner-operator of any style of tourism business.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. The Tasmanian University offers articulation pathways for students who hold Diplomas and/or Advanced Diplomas obtained with TasTAFE. Credit is offered based on the award from the program not for individual units though it is based on the program as outlined. Those completing the program receive credit into the:

  • Bachelor of Tourism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism Management)

Location, Dates and Times

SOUTH
Hobart, Drysdale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 28 November 2018 – anytime between 4pm and 6.30pm
    • Venue:  Drysdale Campus, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus and through project based learning through the Drysdale LINK.

The Drysdale LINK operates as a host to a number of smaller business units run by the student teams that conceive, develop and implement a range of tourism and hospitality products and services including special events, cooperative marketing initiatives, publications and product development support.

Projects and teams report regularly to and are mentored by a management panel comprised of staff and industry representatives. The management panel has included representatives of Tourism Tasmania, Cool Wines, Moorilla Estate and Maria Island Walks.

Assessment Process

Assessment will include:

  • Observations – observation checklists prior, during and post project implementation.
  • Written tasks – to assess underpinning knowledge (may include tests, completing workplace documents, agendas and minutes, and recording information).
  • Written assignments – assess ability to access information required to apply the theory to a practical, operations industry circumstance. This will often incorporate problem solving and case studies.
  • Portfolio of evidence is developed by each student to collect and record evidence in workplace or Drysdale campus based activities
  • Testimonials – testimonials are used where appropriate to recognise existing skills and experience and to incorporate into assessment. This strategy is often used for students who work part time in a customer service focussed business.
  • Self and peer assessments – are used for reflection and learning particularly in relationship to the team work components.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students who are unable to pay tuition fees up front are able to defer fees under the VET Student Loans scheme. Further details are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/vetstudentloans/

Essential Requirements

Applicants for this particular TasTAFE course must hold a SIT40116 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism or equivalent. Students without a prior Certificate IV will need to undertake the relevant course or a recognition process to achieve required core units.

Each student is required to undergo a selection interview prior to commencing the course, the process is used to gain an understanding of a potential student’s current skills, knowledge and interests and eligibility for recognition of current competency or credit transfer. A prior qualification does not guarantee entry.

Suitability

You will participate in an interview process to determine if this is the right course for you. The process is used to gain an understanding of a potential student s current skills, knowledge and interests and eligibility for recognition of current competency or credit transfer.

Entry is open to individuals who are able to demonstrate tourism and travel industry knowledge, customer service and operational skills. An assessment will be made based on previous study and current work industry experience.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

SIT60116 – Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification you need 27 units comprising 17 core units and 10 elective units.

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