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

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.

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)

Dates and Times

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.

Hobart, Drysdale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Venue:  Drysdale – Hobart, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

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.

Learning Options

Delivery is a combination of:

  • classroom based lecture style, using paper based and on line resources available on the internet and web CT and
  • 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.

These methods are employed as part of

  • Team and individual projects
  • Management of Drysdale campus functions and major events program
  • Reporting to the management panel – consisting of industry representatives providing advice, industry context and contacts to support projects and teams.)
  • Compilation of portfolio of evidence by student and teaching team


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Fees and Payments

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
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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 go through 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.

Qualification Requirements

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


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