Passionate about travel? Like the thought of sending customers away and having them come back again and again? A career in travel and tourism is ideal for those who enjoy working with people and the Diploma of Travel and Tourism will help you get there.
Travel and tourism consists of many different industries, all combining to create vibrant and exciting careers. Hotels, transportation, recreational parks and restaurants are just a few of the different areas that use the services of travel and tourism specialists.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate tourism and travel operations or marketing and product development activities. You will be able to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.
This qualification provides you with a pathway to work in any sector of the tourism and travel industry as a departmental or small business manager. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in either operations management or marketing and product development.
Tourism is the perfect blend of travel, hospitality and marketing and an ideal career path for those who would like to combine their skills in those areas. The variety of roles available ranges from hands-on guiding roles to strategic business positions in management and marketing. These versatile skills can also be applied anywhere in the world.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism, graduates can look forward to career opportunities such as:
- Inbound groups
- Inbound sales
- Tour operations
- Retail travel agency
- Visitor information
To enrol into this course Students need to have either the following pre-requisite units OR evidence of extensive work experience in the travel and tourism industry:
SITTIND201 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
SITTTSL201 Operate an online information system
SITTTSL202 Access and interpret product information
SITTTSL306 Book supplier services
SITTTSL307 Process travel-related documentation
SITTTSL308 Use a computerised reservations or operations system
SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience
SITXCOM201 Show social and cultural sensitivity
Students that do not meet entry requirements may be required to complete the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Skill Set.
Please note Students are required to either be in paid employment or do volunteer work in a workplace in order to complete the practical aspects of the Diploma of Toursim.