Tourism and Hospitality

SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism

SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of well-developed tourism sales, operational and tour delivery skills. Work would be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered or a combination of both.

The field includes any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site, attraction or onboard form of transportation. A course designed for people with a genuine passion and interest in Tasmania’s destinations and attractions.

This qualification trains you for work in organisations providing tourism products and services. It is designed to combine with other Certificate II or III qualifications in hospitality by adding tourism focused units. You can also add units in guiding to this qualification to give you a specialist SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding).

Career Opportunities

Completion of the SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism will equip students for employment within the Tourism industry in the following position – Information Officer, Booking Agent, Wholesale Operations Consultant, Reservations Sales Agent, Tour Co-ordination, Ticketing Officer, Site Guide and City/local Guide.

Successful completion of this course will open up ongoing pathways at SIT40116 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism level and potential to continue to the SIT60116 Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management.

Dates and Times

Each student is required to undergo a selection interview prior to commencing the course. This process is used to gain an understanding of a potential student s current skills, knowledge and interests and any application they may be eligible to make for recognition of current competency or credit transfer.

Applicants are requested to come prepared to demonstrate a general understanding and genuine interest in the Tasmanian local tourism industry.

Hobart, Drysdale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019 – to be advised
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Launceston Campus – Drysdale

  • Next Intake: 2019
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 28 November 2018 – 11am
    • Venue:  Drysdale – Launceston Campus, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Devonport Campus – Drysdale

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

The course is delivered predominately in the classrooms and computer laboratory through scheduled classes. Delivery is supported by a range of learning materials including general tourism and industry endorsed text, specialist computer reservation software such as the Fidelio accommodation system.

Students are also exposed to a range of industry specific marketing and distribution systems such as Channel Manager, Book Tasmania and Accommodation Manager. A work placement component is also included.


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Essential:   Attendance at a pre-selection interview


  • 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.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification you need 4 core units and 11 electives. Electives may vary from region to region, contact the team for a full list of electives.

This course builds an ongoing pathway for higher level studies. Course design takes into account job outcome opportunities in the Tasmanian tourism industry.


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