The Certificate III in Tourism provides a pathway to a career in a range of tourism industry sectors.
You'll learn skills in everything from customer service and tour presentation, to preparing quotations and managing event registrations.
Choose a focus in either Events or Hospitality, and build a specialised skill set that will set you up for success in your career.
This course is available as part of the Free TAFE Courses scheme for eligible students.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We’ve had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we’re currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
This course prepares you to work in the Tourism industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:
- Adventure Tourism Guide
- Cellar Door Salesperson
- Customer Service Agent
- Tour Coordinator
- Museum Attendant
- Visitor Information Officer
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIT40116 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism.
Course Dates & Times
Start Mon 13th July, 2x4hr online session(Mon,Tue), Weekly trainer contact /2020
Shepparton - Fryers Street
Blended Delivery - Starts on 09/03/2021 - Mon, Tues Online - 9am to 12pm /2021
Blended Hosp, Starts 09/03/2021, Mon Tue (T1,T2), Wed Only (T3), 9am - 2pm /2021
SIT30116 - Traineeship, Open from 18/01/2021 / 2021
Blended Delivery - Starts on 12/07/2021 - Mon, Tues Online - 9am to 12pm / 2021
Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.
Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.
Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
- Attend an interview
- Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
- Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Practical assessments
Attendance & Commitment
4 Months Part-Time (Wallan); 12 Months Part-Time (Shepparton); All Trainees 3 Years Part-Time (Seymour, Wangaratta, Shepparton)
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Students will be required to purchase online resources and a Restaurant Uniform.
Classes will operate in accordance to the given timetable.
Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in any extra activities, including webinars, excursion major events off and on campus, which may include nights and weekends.
Trainees are enrolled full time and complete the course over a 3 year period.
On Campus students complete the course part time over a 12 month period and attend classes 3 days a week.
Where to From Here
If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
Educational Support Services
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.
Services include on campus supports and remote supports
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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