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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of well-developed retail travel sales and operational skills.  This qualification is best suited for those who are interested in working for an airline, in a sales role as a travel agent or information centre, or working for a tour operator.

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Online: up to 15 months / up to 15 hours per week

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  • Full Fee $5,100
  • Subsidised $2,771
  • Concession $1,989

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Certificate III in Tourism

Studying externally has been challenging while working full time in this industry but the teachers have been a great help and support you the whole way. You can do as much or as little as you want depending on how busy your life style is at the time.

Breeanna Perez
Certificate III in Travel
TAFE Queensland North

Key dates

External Any time up to 15 hours per week Online

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements however a sound achievement in Year 10 Maths and English is desirable
  • It is strongly recommended that students posses a sound knowledge of computing skills
  • Mature age applicants are welcome


Study from any location

Resources required

Students must have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.  This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.  Students not already working in the Tourism, Hospitality or Events industry will also be required to record and upload video evidence, therefore access to video recording equipment (phones may be suitable) is also required.

A USB and a calculator are required. 


Online: Once enrolment and payment are completed a commencement notification will be sent to your email address. It will contain your username, password and login instructions to help you get started. The resources and online assessment for the self-paced learning will be available on the Learning Management System, Connect.  There is no structured timetable for online study, however each unit/s of competency will have a maximum time allocated to complete that unit/s.  All assessments are required to be submitted within that time.  Refer to the Enrolment plan located below under Relevant Documents on this page for more details.

Relevant documents:


To complete the Certificate III in Travel , student must successfully complete 17 units (14 core units and 3 electives)


SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry Core
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information Core
SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations Core
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Core
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services Core
SITTTSL003 Provide advice on international destinations Core
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Core
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services Core
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Core
SITTTSL012 Construct normal international airfares Core
SITTTSL013 Construct promotional international airfares Core
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information Elective
SITTTSL016 Provide specialist advice on cruises Elective
SITXCOM001 Source and present information Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


SIT30216 Certificate III in Travel. This qualification provides a pathway to work in the retail travel or tour wholesale sector for employers that cover or specialise in leisure, corporate, domestic or international sales. Work could be undertaken in an office, shopfront, or online or mobile environment.

Possible job titles include:

  • call centre sales agent
  • corporate consultant
  • cruise consultant
  • customer service agent
  • domestic travel consultant
  • incentive coordinator
  • international travel consultant
  • mobile travel consultant
  • online travel consultant
  • reservations sales agent
  • wholesale consultant.

Job prospects

  • Airport Check-in Officer
  • Travel Consultant
  • Tourism Information Officer
  • Tourism and Travel Advisor
  • Tour Guide


Certificate III in Tourism

Studying externally has been challenging while working full time in this industry but the teachers have been a great help and support you the whole way. You can do as much or as little as you want depending on how busy your life style is at the time.

Breeanna Perez
Certificate III in Travel
TAFE Queensland North

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 March 2018

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