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  • Dip[loma of Travel and Tourism 2
  • Diploma of Travel and Tourism
  • Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management 2
  • Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management 1

SIT50112 - Diploma of Travel and Tourism

1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Graduates of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism can expect to be successfully employed by airlines, tourist attractions, government agencies, tourism venues and other micro or macro tourism operations.

Travelling is a passion shared by many, why not make a career of it?  The Tourism Industry in Australia is booming and it is forecast to grow a further 43% to 74% by 2020.  Accounting for more than half of service exports and 8% of national employment, Tourism is a fantastic industry to start a career in that encourages staff to travel and experience new cultures.

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers students a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training including a variety of core units that provide a range of essential industry skills.

Through our Industry Work Placement program students undertake 36 industry work placement shifts as part of their training.  This helps students transfer their knowledge from College to the workplace.

Pathways to a Higher Degree

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism provides successful graduatesmay receive up to six (6) units of credit toward the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at the Australian School of Management.

Course Subjects SIT50112

SIT12DIP001: Hospitality and Tourism Services Management

  • SITXCCS501Manage quality customer service
  • SITXWHS401Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  • SITXCCS401Enhance the customer service experience

SIT12DIP101: Travel and Tourism Product Development

  • SITTPPD401Package tourism products

SIT12DIP002: Leadership and Motivation

  • SITXHRM402Lead and manage people
  • SITXMGT401Monitor work operations
  • SITXMGT502Manage projects

SIT12DIP004: Human Resource Management

  • BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplace
  • SITXCOM401Manage conflict
  • SITXHRM401Roster staff

SIT12DIP102: Domestic Fares and Ticketing

  • SITTTSL309Source airfares for domestic flights

SIT12DIP008: Financial Information for Decision Making

  • SITXFIN501Prepare and monitor budgets
  • SITXFIN402Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXFIN401Interpret financial information

SIT12DIP007: International Fares and Ticketing

  • SITTTSL310Construct normal international airfares

SIT12DIP006: Marketing Principles and Practices

  • SITXMGT501Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXGLC501Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • BSBWRT401Write complex documents


  • The following subject is an Elective Subject (Awarded on accompanying Statement of Attainment)

SIT12DIP006: Marketing Principles and Practices

  • SITXMPR404Coordinate marketing activities

Award Rules

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Tourism, a candidate shall complete all of the eight (8) course subjects listed above.

Credit Transfer

Students who wish to have their AQF qualification and/or Statement of Attainment recognised must submit the documentary evidence before enrolment to the Student Recruitment Department. Once the enrolment has been accepted, no further exemptions will be granted. Further details are available from the Student Recruitment Department.

Course Assessments 

It is important to note that ACAE adopts a number of assessments items or tools that are designed to best suit your course and the knowledge and skills that is required to be demonstrated by each participant. All assessments are identified clearly in our subject guides which are provided to students upon enrolment. The subject guide provides a great amount of detail on the timing and style of assessment. It is important to note that participants need to demonstrate competency through each of the prescribed assessment items throughout your time enrolled in the course. In general the following assessment items apply for this course.

  • Projects
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Knowledge Based Tests
  • Case Studies
  • Industry Placement Portfolios
  • Check points 

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February and July

(see fee schedule for yearly dates)

Entry Requirements

All students are required to have completed the equivalent of Australian School Year 12. More information is available at Admission Requirements for Local Students and Admission Requirements for International Students.


  1. Subjects must be taken in the order that they are offered and at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  2. The information above is correct at the time of publishing. However, all programs may be subject to ongoing review by the Management Committee.



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