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.
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(RTO 22557)
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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
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 and course materials.
  • 24/7 online access to the course learning portal to study when you want.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days per week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • 12 months total access to the course materials allowing you to self-pace your study.
  • Upon enrolment unlock access to LinkedIn Learning which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to help you learn and achieve success.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.

Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor 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, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – 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.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to Career House’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Course Accreditation

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

Career House is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

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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