From tour guide to museum attendant, the Certificate III in Tourism can take you places so you can, in turn, take others.
With a range of tourism industry sectors to choose from once you graduate, you'll learn skills in everything from customer service, tour presentation, to preparing quotations and managing event registrations.
This course is offered as on-the-job learning for trainees or blended delivery for new entrants to the tourism industry, with the option to specialise in a hospitality stream.
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
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
1. Subsidised Standard: $2,664.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $533.00
3. Subsidised Trainee: $4,026.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $805.00
5. Full Fee: $6,713.00
Course Materials: $296.00
Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00
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 2021 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:
- Written assessments
- Practical assessments
All students will be required to purchase online resources, as well as a restaurant uniform if studying the hospitality stream.
Attendance & Commitment
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.
You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in any extra activities, including webinars, excursion major events off & on campus, which may include nights and weekends.
Blended delivery: This is a 6-month course for new entrants into the tourism industry. There are 52 hours allocated as self-directed learning & research time.
Hospitality stream: This is a 1-year blended delivery course for new entrants into the tourism industry who have an interest in hospitality. There are 53 hours allocated as self-directed learning & research time.
Trainees: This course is delivered to tourism staff who are wanting to gain a qualification with support from their workplace. The course is delivered over 6-48 months, depending on workplace time fraction. Trainers will maintain monthly contact with trainees via phone and email as well as conducting a minimum of 4 visits per year.
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.