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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over three terms (February - September). The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Palmerston, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIT30116

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate tourism services. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism industry sectors and for a diversity of employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Tourism include:
>Indigenous Cultural Centre Guide
>Adventure Tour Guide
>Theme Park Ride Operator
>Cellar Door Salesperson
>Inbound Tour Co-ordinator
>Customer Service Officer
>Museum Attendant
>Winery Guide
>Visitor Information Officer
>Booking Agent
>inbound tour coordinator
>marine tourism guide or dive tour operator
>operations consultant for a tour operator
>reservations sales agent
>sales consultant
>visitor information officer

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management.

Fees

2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $1,900.50, and for students who are not eligible is $6,787.50.

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate III in Tourism a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed comprising FOUR (4) Core and ELEVEN (11) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 543.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry 25
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12
  Total nominal hours for core units 82
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTTSL001 Operate online information systems 40
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information 65
SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation 26
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information 35
SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations 40
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services 35
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations 30
SITTTSL007 Process reservations 30
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services 20
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information (unnamed) 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 461
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 543

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. A pre-enrolment process to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Palmerston, Remote

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Tourist Information Officer
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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