Tourism and Hospitality

SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism

SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

This course is designed for people wishing to gain employment in the general tourism industry sector and allows for multi-skilling and specialisation in office-based roles involving the planning and coordination of tourism services and within roles where products are delivered.

This course provides you with the skills to work in businesses such as tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites and any small tourism business.

This industry is for those who have good customer service skills, a keen interest in travel/tourism, individuals who are team players and participants must be willing to maintain good grooming and presentation standards.

This course involves full time onsite training at Drysdale South, Drysdale North and Northwest.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Adventure tourism guide
  • Attendant or senior ride operator in an attraction or theme park
  • Booking agent
  • Cellar door salesperson and guide in a winery
  • Customer service agent
  • Guide and salesperson in an indigenous cultural centre
  • Inbound tour coordinator
  • Marine tourism guide or tour operator
  • Museum attendant
  • Operations consultant for a tour operator
  • Reservations sales agent
  • Sales consultant
  • Visitor information officer

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Hobart, Drysdale Campus

  • Next Intake:   11 February 2020
  • Duration:  20 weeks, full-time study

Information Sessions

Hobart Friday, 29 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Restaurant, Drysdale, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
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Launceston Campus – Drysdale

  • Next Intake:   2020
  • Duration:  20 weeks, full-time study

Information Sessions

Launceston Friday, 29 November 2019, 10.30am
Drysdale, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston
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Devonport Campus – Drysdale

  • Next Intake:  2020
  • Duration:  20 weeks, full-time study

Information Sessions

Devonport Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10.30am
Drysdale, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Learning Options

  • Face to face/ online delivery
  • Work placement visits
  • Self-paced

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Observations
  • Simulated environment
  • Questioning
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Workplace skills assessment

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 our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students are advised that they are required to supply their own stationary including;

  • BYOD – laptop or tablet (if you have one)
  • Ring Binder.
  • Plastic sleeves.
  • Note pad.
  • Pens and ruler.
  • USB.

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Uniform:  $60  (embroidered shell vest)
Resources:  $135
Excursion:  $200
Total Cost:  $395

Essential Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

International students are selected via a third party agreement with GETI, who undertake marketing and recruitment on TasTAFE’s behalf.   International students must have an IELTS score of 5.5 to study at TasTAFE.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate a general understanding, interest and passion for the Tasmanian tourism industry
  • Successful completion of tourism studies and/or SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism.

Students in this program also have access to the course in Applied Vocational Study Skills (CAVSS). CAVSS is a framework for teaching literacy and numeracy skills in direct application to VET training activities. International students are also provided with on campus, one on one assistance for matters relating to study, accommodation, personal problems and social and recreational activities.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

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 at our Student Support Services page.

International Student Support

Along with the support services available to local students, international students receive assistance with English language, career advice and issues arising from living in a foreign country.


SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism.

Students who do not successfully complete the qualification will be issued with a ‘Statement of Attainment’ listing all successfully completed units.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism, fifteen units must be successfully completed.   These include four core units and eleven electives. The eleven elective units can be selected across Elective Groups A, B, C and E*.

*The planned delivery for the SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism is different in both the South and North/North-West regions due to different industry focus. This influences the choice of electives.


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