Advanced Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Are you fascinated by the vibrant world of travel and tourism and yearn to carve a career path in this exhilarating industry? Whether you're starting out or aiming to enhance your existing travel industry skills, the Advanced Certificate in Travel and Tourism is your gateway to a realm of extraordinary opportunities. Immerse yourself in the nuances of the tourism sector, from destination expertise to the artistry of crafting unforgettable travel experiences and managing cutting-edge travel systems.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Self-paced. Approximately 700 hours to complete the course, which has seven key modules made up of 64 lessons.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor 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 Overview
  2. Destinations
  3. Money, Insurance and Legalities
  4. Transport  - Airline Reservations
  5. Transport  - Car Rental
  6. Transport  -Other, Boat, (Ferries, Cruising), Bus, Rail, etc.
  7. Accommodation
  8. Package Tours
  9. Travel Agency Systems
  10. Special Project -Planning a Trip

This foundation module aims to deliver a broad introduction to the nature and scope of the tourism industry, an industry that employs 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 and Festivals
  6. Environmental Tourism
  7. Health and Adventure Tourism
  8. More Special Interest Tourism
  9. Visitor Management and Contingency Planning
  10. Packaging a Tour

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

Module 3: Adventure Tourism

  1. Scope and Nature of Adventure Tourism
  2. The Product: Sources and Types
  3. Management
  4. The Customer
  5. Locations and Facilities - Artificial Environments
  6. Locations and Facilities — Natural Environments
  7. Ethics. Sustainability and Environmental Impacts
  8. Risk Management and Insurance

The Adventure Tourism module provides a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic field of adventure tourism, highlighting its scope and nature. It delves into the various sources and types of adventure tourism products, alongside effective management practices tailored to this unique sector. It emphasises understanding the adventure tourism customer and explores both artificial and natural locations and facilities crucial for delivering exceptional experiences. Additionally, it addresses key aspects such as ethics, sustainability, environmental impacts, risk management and the importance of insurance in adventure tourism.

Module 4: Hotel Management

  1. Introduction: Scope and Nature of Hotel Management
  2. Organisation of the Hotel Workplace
  3. Staff Management in Hotels
  4. Control Systems
  5. Front Desk Management (Reception)
  6. Servicing Rooms and General Cleaning
  7. Building and Facility Maintenance
  8. Activities Management
  9. Food Service

This module offers an insightful exploration into the multifaceted world of hotel management, illuminating its scope and nature. It covers the organisation of the hotel workplace and delves into effective staff management practices specific to the hotel industry. Additionally, it addresses critical operational aspects including control systems, front desk management, room servicing and general cleaning. Finally, students will also gain knowledge on building and facility maintenance, activities management, and food service, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of the various components that contribute to successful hotel management.

Module 5: Ecotour Management

  1. Nature and Scope of Ecotourism
  2. Management Issues
  3. Industry Destinations
  4. The Tour Desk/Office
  5. Accommodation Facilities
  6. Catering Facilities
  7. Legal Considerations
  8. Safety
  9. Planning an Ecotourism Activity

In this module you’ll have the opportunity to deep dive into the world of ecotourism, a rapidly growing segment in the tourism market. This module explores the nature and scope of ecotourism, addressing key management issues and the variety of industry destinations. It offers insights into the operations of tour desks and offices, as well as the nuances of managing accommodation and catering facilities within an ecotourism context. Legal considerations and safety protocols are also discussed, culminating in practical guidance on planning successful ecotourism activities that cater to the specific interests of environmentally conscious travellers.

Module 6: Ecotourism Tour Guide Course

  1. Ecotourism Basics
  2. Interpretive Services in Ecotourism
  3. Ecology and Conservation
  4. Plant and Animal Classification and Identification
  5. Geology/Geomorphology
  6. Interpreting Aquatic Environments
  7. Interpreting Land Environments
  8. Planning an Ecotour
  9. Ecotour Displays
  10. Leading an Ecotour

The Ecotourism Tour Guide module delves into the principles and practices of ecotourism, highlighting the essentials of ecological and conservation awareness. It provides an in-depth understanding of interpretive services, crucial for guiding and educating tourists in natural settings. It also includes comprehensive content on plant and animal classification, geology and interpreting both aquatic and land environments. You will learn about planning and executing ecotours, developing effective ecotour displays, and the key skills required for leading successful ecotours, making it an all-encompassing guide to becoming a proficient ecotourism tour guide.

Module 7: Farm Tourism

  1. Scope and Nature of Rural and Agricultural Tourism
  2. Creating an Agritourism Setting
  3. Managing an Agritourism Business
  4. Agricultural Tourism Accommodation
  5. Farm Tours and Activities
  6. Agritourism Events 
  7. Marketing and Promoting an Agritourism Business
  8.  Special Project

The Farm Tourism offers a detailed insight into the world of rural and agricultural tourism, starting with an overview of its scope and nature. This module guides you through the process of creating and managing an agritourism business, emphasising the development of farm-based tourism accommodations and activities. It covers the intricacies of managing an agritourism business, organising agritourism events, and the key elements of marketing and promoting an agritourism business. It’s  designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and grow a farm tourism enterprise, catering to the growing interest in agricultural experiences.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you five days a week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.


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.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and 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.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group 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.

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About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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