Certificate III in Tourism (Release 2)


Our Version Number: Release 2

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Qualification Description

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 allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in office-based roles involving the planning and coordination of tourism services, or roles in the field where products are delivered.


Possible job titles include:

  • adventure tourism guide
  • attendant or senior ride operator in an attraction or theme park
  • booking agent
  • cellar door salesperson and guide in a winery
  • customer service agent
  • guide and salesperson in an Indigenous cultural centre
  • inbound tour coordinator
  • marine tourism guide or dive tour operator
  • museum attendant
  • operations consultant for a tour operator
  • reservations sales agent
  • sales consultant
  • visitor information officer.


No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Mapping Notes Date
Supersedes SIT30112 - Certificate III in Tourism • Not equivalent• Specialisations created for: - office-based roles involving planning and coordinating tourism services - roles in the field where products are delivered. • Significant changes to packaging rules due to creation of specialisations. • Non-equivalence based on redesign of qualification structure and numbers.  02/Mar/2016


    Package Rules

    15 units must be completed:

    • 4 core units
    • 11 elective units, consisting of:


    • 3 units from Group A and  3 units from Group B


    • 6 units from Group C


    • 6 units from Group D


    • 6 units from Group A, B, C or E
    • the remaining 5 units may be selected from any elective group below, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.


    Packaging Rules for marine tourism specialisation: 

    • All Group D electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Tourism (Marine Tourism).

    The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units - 4 required

Elective Units Group A

Elective Units Group B

Elective Units Group C

Elective Units Group D

Elective Units Group E

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