Certificate in Travel and Tourism

If the idea of travelling to different destinations while enjoying your job helping people plan the perfect holiday itinerary, then the Certificate in Travel and Tourism will help you build the stepping stones you need to secure your dream career as a travel agent or establish your own travel and tourism business.
Course Provider
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan from between $20-50 per week depending on the course and duration.

Course Overview

Start Date
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Approximately 200 hours to complete the course with self-paced learning, which has 2 key modules made up of 16 subjects.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Accommodation Owners
  • Tour Operators
  • Tour Guides
  • Tourism Industry Professionals
  • Travel Agents
  • Travel Management Companies
Course Modules

Module 1: Tourism I

  1. Travel Industry
  2. Overview/Introduction
  3. Destinations
  4. Money, Insurance & Legalities
  5. Transport  - Airline Reservations
  6. Transport  - Car Rental
  7. Transport  -Other, Boat, (Ferries, Cruising), Bus, Rail, etc.
  8. Accommodation
  9. Package Tours
  10. Travel Agency Systems
  11. Special Project -Planning a Trip

This foundation module aims to deliver a broad introduction into the nature and scope of the tourism industry, an industry that employees millions of people around the world. You will gain a better understanding of all elements of the industry, from booking services, to transport and accommodation, to tour guides and operators.

Learn how to better understand your client’s needs to ensure you can provide relevant recommendations specific to their requirements and travel plans. The module also delivers the fundamental operational skills required in the travel industry, from booking flights, group tours and accommodation.

Module 2: Tourism II – Special Interest Tourism

  1. Sectors of the Tourism Industry
  2. Types of Tourism
  3. Accommodation Types
  4. Cultural Tourism
  5. Events & Festivals
  6. Environmental Tourism
  7. Health & Adventure Tourism
  8. More Special Interest Tourism
  9. Visitor Management & Contingency Planning
  10. Packaging a Tour

This module was designed to provide an introductory overview into the exciting emerging tourism market, Special Interest Tourism. Discover what SIT encompasses and why there is a growing demand for this type of tourism, which caters for specific interests of groups and individuals. Gain a better understanding and explore the four main experiences of SIT, which includes Rewarding, Enriching, Adventuresome Experiences and Learning Experiences.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a Statement of Attainment for each module completed, and an Academic Transcript.

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Why this course?

The travel and tourism industry is experiencing rapid growth, which makes it an exciting time for travel agents and tour guides and operators, as more opportunities continue to present themselves. This introductory course is designed to deliver a solid foundation into the tourism industry, from booking services, accommodation and travel, to attractions and tours. More and more people are wanting new experiences when they travel, unique and customised to their personal interests, which is part of an emerging tourism market referred to as Special Interest Tourism (SIT). This course will delve deeper into what SIT means and look at what opportunities exist in this exciting new area of tourism.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider


Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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