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SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism~

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Next intake July 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Workplace
DurationFull-time: 6 months
TraineeshipFull-time: 1 year

Course description

Do you have a keen interest in tourism, are a team player and have excellent customer service skills? A career in the tourism industry could be for you.

This course will give you the hands-on skills and confidence you need, whether you are working in a tourism or hospitality business or are looking to enter the industry. Grow your local and regional tourism knowledge with on-site and off-site activities. 

You will be supported throughout your traineeship by our tourism professionals as you learn on the job, gaining valuable real-life experience while earning an income. Upon completion, you will be ready to further your studies or broaden your career in the tourism sector.

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

If you are a Gordon VCE student

This course is offered to Gordon VCE students. To enrol in this course as a Gordon VCE student you need to apply from the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) course list. Go to VETDSS courses to APPLY NOW!

For more information on VCE studies with a VET program please go to the VET Delivered to Secondary Students site. NOTE: Fees apply for Gordon VCE Students, see Fees section below.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

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

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.


Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2023
Mon, Tues, Wed - 9am to 4pm
 
Full-time: 6 months    
2023 Ongoing
Workplace 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Dec 2023 
WorkplaceTimetable supplied once admitted
 
Traineeship:Full-time: 1 year    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Demonstrated interest in studying Tourism via your application

Core Units Code Hours
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS001 12
Provide service to customers SITXCCS006 25
Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM002 20
Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry SITTIND001 25
Elective Units Code Hours
Access and interpret product information SITTTSL002 65
Lead tour groups SITTGDE004 30
Operate online information systems SITTTSL001 40
Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities SITTGDE005 70
Prepare quotations SITTTSL006 30
Process reservations SITTTSL007 30
Process travel-related documentation SITTTSL009 26
Provide advice on Australian destinations SITTTSL004 40
Provide visitor information SITXCCS002 35
Sell tourism products and services SITTTSL005 35
Work as a guide SITTGDE002 90
Traineeship Units Code Hours
Access and interpret product information SITTTSL002 65
Lead tour groups SITTGDE004 30
Operate online information systems SITTTSL001 40
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 20
Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities SITTGDE005 70
Prepare quotations SITTTSL006 30
Process reservations SITTTSL007 30
Provide advice on Australian destinations SITTTSL004 40
Provide visitor information SITXCCS002 35
Sell tourism products and services SITTTSL005 35
Work as a guide SITTGDE002 90

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work        
  • Written assignments    
  • Industry placement    
  • Team projects    
  • Tests    
  • Presentations

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.55 per hour 573 AUD $315.00 AUD $3,700.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.76 per hour 573 AUD $1,581.00 AUD $3,700.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.25 per hour 573 AUD $5,873.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $375.00
Resources AUD $60.00
Education Levy AUD $85.95
Excursions AUD $750.00

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/01/2023 5:09:22 PM
SIT30116-Certificate-III-in-Tourism