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Certificate III in Tourism

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Let your love of travel and adventure work for you and pursue a rewarding career in the tourism industry! A Certificate III in Tourism (SIT30112) is the perfect way to hone your customer service intuition and learn how to provide customised travel itineraries to suit your client's needs.

You will learn how to develop relationships and provide outstanding customer service, show social and cultural sensitivity, and sell tourism products and services in a retail environment.

You will graduate from this course with the industry knowledge and practical skills to translate any customer's travel dreams into reality!


To undertake this qualification, individuals must have:

  • Successfully completed Year 12; AND
  • Access to tourism activities.

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Areas of study

In this tourism course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units

  • SITXCCS303 - Provide service to customers
  • SITXCOM201 - Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITTIND201 - Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
  • SITWHS101 - Participate in safe work practices

Elective units

  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBWRT301 - Write simple documents
  • BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
  • BSBITY306A - Design and produce business documents
  • SIRXRSK201 - Minimise loss
  • SIRXSLS201 - Sell products and services
  • SITTTSL202 - Access and interpret product information
  • SITTTSL303 - Sell tourism products and services
  • SITXCOM202 - Provide a briefing or scripted commentary
  • SITXWHS301 - Identify hazards, asses and control safety risks
  • HTLAID003 - Provide first aid*

*Must be undertaken with an external provider.

RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Tourism (SIT30112) from Foundation Education.

You will be qualified to work in a number of varied positions across the tourism and travel industry such as:

  • Domestic or international travel consultant
  • Online travel consultant
  • Leisure consultant
  • Cruise consultant
  • Reservations sales agent
  • Booking agent
  • Attraction or theme park attendant
  • Visitor information officer
  • Tour guide

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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