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Vocational Education & Training

SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, Palmerston, Remote

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Tourist Information Officer

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.

This qualification is suitable for VET in Secondary Students (VSS) and is also suitable for Apprenticeships.

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 & pathways

Skills 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

 

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

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.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 508 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,625.00
Domestic Full Fees: $7,620.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

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

  • 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: Alice Springs, Palmerston, Remote

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7525
Fax: 08 8946 7833
Email: vet.thr@cdu.edu.au

Tourism and Hospitality (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5468
Fax: 08 8959 5240
Email: vet.th.central@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

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.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 508.
 

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
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions 25
  Total nominal hours for elective units
426
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
508

 

Everything you need to know to get started

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