Travel, Tourism & Events Courses

A Tourism, Travel or Events qualification will deepen your understanding of travel, tourism and events as growing global industries how these industries are organised and how they influence society, locally nationally and globally.  The tourism and travel industries are constantly evolving, adapting and in constant demand of more skilled and innovative professionals.

These courses will prepare you for a dynamic career in the Travel and Tourism Management industry. Studying a travel, tourism or event course will expose you to business and finance operations, knowledge about relevant regulations and legislations, travel and tourism practices, work in a diverse industry, lead your teams and learn how to manage and coordinate travel and tourism operations.

Travel, Tourism & Events Courses

Course Options

Cert III in Tourism

This qualification will help you develop tourism service, sales or operational skills and to coordinate tourism services. 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.

Certificate III in Travel 

This course will give you the skills to provide advice on domestic and international destinations, provide visitor information, prepare quotes, and book supplier products and services.
This qualification will provide you with the skills to become an international corporate or online travel consultant, a reservation sales agent for a tour operator, or work in a visitor information centre or as a marine tourism assistant. It will also give you the foundation skills to complete further studies in this field.

Advanced Diploma of Travel & Tourism Management 

This qualification will provide you with a broad range of tourism or travel skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate travel or tourism operations. 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.

Cert III in Events

This qualification will help you develop tourism service, sales or operational skills and to coordinate tourism services. 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 Options

Tour Operations Manager, Reservations Manager, Travel Agency Manager, Conference Coordinator, Event Planner, Function Coordinator

English Proficiency

You will need to demonstrate you have competent English skills by showing a test results such as IELTS 5.5

High School Certificate 

You will need to provide a copy of your high school diploma to show that you have at completed Grade 12

18+

Be 18 years old and above.

Typical Subjects that you will study in your Travel, Tourism & Events course include:

Subject Description
  • Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • Enhance customer service experiences
  • Establish and conduct business relationships
  • Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  • Interpret financial information
  • Lead and manage people
  • Manage conflict
  • Manage diversity in the workplace
  • Manage finances within a budget
  • Monitor work operations
  • Prepare and monitor budgets

Adelaide

Brisbane

Cairns

Gold Coast

Hobart

Melbourne

Perth

Sunshine Coast

Sydney

If you are hoping to continue your studies at university, once you have finished your Diploma of Project Management you could request course credit towards a number of different bachelor degrees such as:

Bachelor of Business – Tourism Management

Bachelor of Business – Tourism, Leisure and Event Management

Bachelor of Business in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bachelor of International Hotel & Resort Management

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management

Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events

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Steps towards an Australian Skilled Visa

As the occupation of Travel Agency Manager is on the Regional Occupation List (ROL) and Accommodation/Hospitality Managers Nec. is on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), once qualified and with the necessary professional experience, it may be possible obtain an employer-sponsored visa that will allow you to continue to live and work in Australia once you have completed your Australian studies.

Complete your Qualification

You will usually need to study a Diploma level course a duration of at least 2 years. Your Study Gurus Counselor will help you enrol in a course that will meet the duration and qualification levels to become eligible to apply for a graduate visa.

Apply for your 485 Graduate Visa

After you have studied your Diploma level qualification, you may be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa. You will need to demonstrate your English proficiency. The graduate visa will allow you to live and work in Australia for up to 1.5 years so you can gain professional experience. Our team of migration agents will work with you through the graduate visa process.

Apply for a formal Skills Assessment

After you have completed your post qualification work experience you will usually need to apply for an official assessment of your skills.  This involves having your qualification and professional work experience assessed by an assessment authority such as Vetassess.  You will need your skills assessment certificate to be able to apply for an employer-sponsored or skilled independent visa.

Apply for a Skilled or Employer-Sponsored Visa

Upon receipt of your positive skills assessment, you may be eligible to apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa or for the employer sponsorship. Common visas available to a Accommodation/Hospitality Managers include:

  • 190 – Skilled Nominated
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream
  • 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) – Employer sponsored stream
  • 491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa

*Applicants must meet the applicable visa eligibility criteria including qualifications, professional work experience, English proficiency, character

Job Outlook for Accommodation/Hospitality Managers

Future Growth

Moderate

Median Weekly Pay

$2,068

Full Time Share

65% of the profession hold full-time employment