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Love marketing and travel? Combine the two!

This course will allow you to gain skills and knowledge for a career in travel and tourism. The travel industry is one of the most exciting and diverse industries to work in. The possibilities are endless and we will equip you with the latest practical skills required from operating globally recognised reservation programs to creating and marketing your own business online. We will connect you to work alongside industry professionals to experience different areas to help you with your career outcomes. Our teachers are industry experienced to train you in leadership, communication, finance and bring out your passion to take your career anywhere in the world!

As part of your learning, some delivery of this course takes place in industry. Students are inducted through Tourism Tropical North Queensland's volunteer program which enables the students access to a live work environment at the Visitor Information Centre. This provides an opportunity for students to work with real customers and co-workers ensuring that industry standards and expectations are fully realised by the students. Participation in educational visits to local tourism operators is also a highlight of studying the Diploma of Travel and Tourism.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our Diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner Universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your University course. Course details

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Cairns, Mooloolaba, South Bank

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Younes Gustafsson

Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events

I decided to study in Australia because it is an English speaking country and the weather is exactly what I was hoping to get every day. Everyone I knew that had studied in Australia told me that it was the best experience they had in their life. With so many students on campus, every day you have the chance to meet international people, experience different cultures, see what they study, and find out why they’ve chosen to study in Australia. For me practice is the best way of learning. Reading something and learning it through a book is certainly great, but experiencing it is what makes you understand why you’re actually doing it. I’ve worked at the Noosa Triathlon and the World Outrigger Championships and completed a cruise trip to Sydney with my Travel and Tourism class. These experiences are priceless. Since I started studying at TAFE Queensland my whole life has changed. I have got so much experience and learnt so much about the Tourism and Event industry and myself. I am very glad to have followed my heart and studied in Australia.

Younes Gustafsson
Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events
TAFE Queensland East Coast

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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
Cairns
 
Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

South Bank, Brisbane:

The College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH) has strong industry connections and is a hub of activity, with frequent visits from Tourism and Event employers to all campuses. We are committed to presenting our students and COTAH in the best light to our industry partners. Therefore, uniforms are compulsory for  all tourism and event students, across all TAFE Queensland Brisbane campuses. Uniforms are to be worn at all times, on and off campus, during theory and practical lessons, and on any excursions. Professional presentation is crucial in any  customer-facing role. The uniforms ensure that our students are recognised by industry as being highly employable with impeccable standards of presentation and dress.

Cairns:

Students will be required to purchase the following items (not included in program fees):

  • USB
  • Calculator
  • Galileo Licence
  • International airfares textbooks

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 23 Units:
Core Competencies: 12
Elective Competencies: 11

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Core
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Core
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict Core
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry Core
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information Core
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace Core
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Core

South Bank, Brisbane

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective
SITXEBS002 Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business Elective
SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities Elective
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services Elective
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Elective
SITTTSL016 Provide specialist advice on cruises Elective
SITTTSL003 Provide advice on international destinations Elective
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information Elective
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities Elective
SITTGDE010 Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments Elective

Mooloolaba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information Elective
SITTTSL003 Provide advice on international destinations Elective
SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations Elective
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services Elective
SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation Elective
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective
SITTTSL012 Construct normal international airfares Elective
SITTTSL013 Construct promotional international airfares Elective
SITTTSL016 Provide specialist advice on cruises Elective
BSBMKG510 Plan e-marketing communications Elective
SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities Elective

Cairns

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information Elective
SITTTSL003 Provide advice on international destinations Elective
SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations Elective
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services Elective
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Elective
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services Elective
SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation Elective
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective
SITTTSL012 Construct normal international airfares Elective
SITTTSL013 Construct promotional international airfares Elective
SITTTSL016 Provide specialist advice on cruises Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $14,000 1 Year
Mooloolaba, East Coast $14,000 1 Year
Cairns, North $14,000 1 Year

Additional costs

South Bank, Brisbane;

There will be a number of excursions throughout the year to tourism and event venues. These costs will vary depending on the venue and plenty of notice will be given in regards to these costs.

Outcome

SIT50116 - Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management 092399K.  This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of tourism or travel skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate travel or tourism operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others, and make a range of operational business decisions.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many travel and tourism industry sectors as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, inbound tour operators, tourist attractions, visitor information centres, and other tourism businesses.

Possible job titles include:

  • Inbound groups manager
  • Inbound sales manager
  • Incentives manager
  • Tour operations manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Product development manager
  • Reservations manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Sales manager
  • Visitor information centre manager.

Job prospects

  • Tourism and Travel Advisor
  • Travel Consultant
  • Reservations Sales Agent

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Younes Gustafsson

Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events

I decided to study in Australia because it is an English speaking country and the weather is exactly what I was hoping to get every day. Everyone I knew that had studied in Australia told me that it was the best experience they had in their life. With so many students on campus, every day you have the chance to meet international people, experience different cultures, see what they study, and find out why they’ve chosen to study in Australia. For me practice is the best way of learning. Reading something and learning it through a book is certainly great, but experiencing it is what makes you understand why you’re actually doing it. I’ve worked at the Noosa Triathlon and the World Outrigger Championships and completed a cruise trip to Sydney with my Travel and Tourism class. These experiences are priceless. Since I started studying at TAFE Queensland my whole life has changed. I have got so much experience and learnt so much about the Tourism and Event industry and myself. I am very glad to have followed my heart and studied in Australia.

Younes Gustafsson
Diploma of Travel and Tourism/Diploma of Events
TAFE Queensland East Coast

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 23 August 2017

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