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SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism

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IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClass DayFull-time: 6 months
2021 JulyGeelong City CampusClass DayFull-time: 6 months

Intakes

Course Duration

Cricos Code

Course Description

If you have a keen interest in tourism, can see yourself as a team player and believe you have excellent customer service, a career in the tourism industry could be for you.

This six-month course will help you get into the industry, providing you with the skills to work in businesses like tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites.

This hands-on course will allow you to grow your local and regional tourism knowledge, with on-site and off-site teaching activities across regional Victoria. Upon completion, you will be ready to further your studies or step into a new career in your local tourism sector. Pathways include a broad variety of employers within the tourism industry sector including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in office-based roles involving the planning and coordination of tourism services, or roles in the field where products are delivered. 

This course is eligible for JobTrainer and Free TAFE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

FT - 3 days per week | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday | 9.00am – 4.00pm
PT - 1-2 days per week | Monday, Tuesday or Thursday| 9.00am -4.00pm

Possible Career Outcomes

  • 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 dive tour operator 
  • museum attendant 
  • operations consultant for a tour operator 
  • reservations sales agent 
  • sales consultant 
  • visitor information officer

Course Description

Course Description

If you have a keen interest in tourism, can see yourself as a team player and believe you have excellent customer service, a career in the tourism industry could be for you.

This six-month course will help you get into the industry, providing you with the skills to work in businesses like tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites.

This hands-on course will allow you to grow your local and regional tourism knowledge, with on-site and off-site teaching activities across regional Victoria. Upon completion, you will be ready to further your studies or step into a new career in your local tourism sector. Pathways include a broad variety of employers within the tourism industry sector including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in office-based roles involving the planning and coordination of tourism services, or roles in the field where products are delivered. 

This course is eligible for JobTrainer and Free TAFE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

FT - 3 days per week | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday | 9.00am – 4.00pm
PT - 1-2 days per week | Monday, Tuesday or Thursday| 9.00am -4.00pm

Possible Career Outcomes

  • 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 dive tour operator 
  • museum attendant 
  • operations consultant for a tour operator 
  • reservations sales agent 
  • sales consultant 
  • visitor information officer

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Entrance Requirements
Important Dates
Units & Assessment
Further Study Options
Fees
How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study

Apply now

Need help?

  • Find out what documents you will need to complete your application here or watch the how to apply video.
  • Visit Customer Service or click here to request application support.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course. You will be advised of the next steps in the selection process as soon as possible.

Find out what services The Gordon provides for our students see Student Services.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning credit! Find out more about RPL here.

Date published: 19/01/2021 2:00:32 PM
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