Certificate III in Tourism

Course Code
SIT30112 (Expressions of interest)
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Hospitality & Tourism
Course Location
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year
Part Time: 1-2 years
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Part Time (Night); Traineeship
9:00am - 4:00pm

Industry Programs
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: industryprograms@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills.  It provides a pathway to work in many tourism industry sectors and for a diversity of employers.

Over 1 year you can complete your Certificate III Tourism and Travel and Certificate IV Tourism and Travel.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Tourism.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Attendant and Guide in a Museum
  • Booking Agent
  • Visitor Information Officer

Entry Requirements

Individuals may enter this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical demonstrations, journals, oral presentations, group discussions, examinations

Opportunities For Further Study

After achieving this qualification, individuals could progress to SIT40212 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism which can also lead in to further pathway options.

Qualification Career Outcome
Diploma of Travel and Tourism
Inbound groups manager, Inbound sales, Product manager, Reservations manager, Retail travel agency manager, Visitor Information Centre Manager, Tourism/Operations Manager, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing Manager, Attraction Management, Tourism Information Supervisory Officer/Manager, Tour Guide, Tour Manager, Hotel Reception, Hotel Housekeeping
Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
Customer Service, Sales and Marketing, Attraction Management, Tourism Information Supervisory Officer, Tour Guide, Hotel Reception, Tour Wholesaler, Retail Travel Agent, Event Management Personnel, Senior Operations Coordinator, Assistant Manager - Tour Operations, Retail, Sales or Call Centre Supervisor, Account manager, Assistant manager, Marketing coordinator, Operations supervisor, Product coordinator, Promotions officer, Reservations sales or call centre supervisor, Senior or supervisory retail consultant, Sales coordinator, Sales executive
Certificate III in Tourism
Cellar door salesperson and guide in a winery, Attendant and guide in a museum, Attendant in an attraction or theme park, Senior ride operator in an attraction or theme park, Operations consultant for a tour operator, Reservation sales agent for a tour operator, Booking agent, Guide and salesperson in an Indigenous cultural centre, Inbound tour coordinator, Sales consultant

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units

Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
Provide service to customers
Show social and cultural sensitivity
Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
*A selection of 11 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information.