SIT30216 Certificate III in Travel

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Course description

The Certificate III in Travel (SIT30216) is perfect for students wanting a career in retail travel or to work for employers that specialise in corporate tours both in Australia and Internationally.

Students begin their studies gaining knowledge foundational to the tourism and travel sector, then learn the key skills required to sell tourism products and services. This is a practical qualification and students graduate knowing how to provide advice on Australian and International travel destinations; prepare quotes; book airfares and other supplier products; use a computerised reservation system; and process travel documents.

The Certificate III in Travel SIT30216 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

6 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

Work placement

Students will need to complete work placement supervised by qualified staff. Students will attain real-world understandings of the expectations and skills required to work in this field to prepare you for the workforce.

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Control Precision

Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Public Safety and Security

Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

Transportation

Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Tour Coordinator$960 weekly pay
Front of House Assistant$960 weekly pay
Exhibition Coordinator$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Tour Driver$1,150 weekly pay
Travel Agent$1,150 weekly pay
Travel Agency Manager$1,250 weekly pay
Tour Guide$1,150 weekly pay
Travel Consultant$1,150 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

SITTIND001
Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use current and emerging information on the tourism and travel industry. This includes industry structures, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to the tourism and travel industry. Tourism and travel personnel integrate this essential knowledge on a daily basis to work effectively in the industry.

SITTTSL002
Access and interpret product information

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access product information on tourism, travel, hospitality, or events products to fulfil sales or operational needs. It requires the ability to identify sources of information and to interpret specific details of the products. This unit is not about having an in-depth knowledge of products, but focuses on the ability to source and interpret information.

SITTTSL003
Provide advice on international destinations

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and provide customer information and advice relating to international destinations and their features. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and research destinations in order to develop and update a general destination knowledge base. This unit is not about having an in-depth knowledge of every destination but focuses on the ability to collect and interpret destination information.

SITTTSL004
Provide advice on Australian destinations

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and provide customer information and advice relating to Australian destinations and their features. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and research destinations in order to develop and update a general destination knowledge base. This unit is not about having an in-depth knowledge of every destination but focuses on the ability to collect and interpret destination information.

SITTTSL005
Sell tourism products and services

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to proactively sell tourism, travel, hospitality or event products. It requires the ability to identify specific customer needs, suggest a range of products to meet those needs, provide current and accurate product information and close the sale. The unit only covers sales skills and not related product and destination knowledge which is covered in other units.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SIT30216 Certificate III in Travel. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SIT30216 Certificate III in Travel such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training


This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the SIT30216 Certificate III in Travel:

Australian College
Online
TAFE Queensland
Online / On Campus
Open Colleges
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