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Duration:
0.5 years full time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Start date:
15 July 2019
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Do you have a taste for travel and planning? Develop the high-level skills required to work across a range of exciting careers in the travel and tourism industry at Victoria University Polytechnic.

You’ll gain strong working knowledge of the tourism and travel sector, including tourism and destinations, tour guiding, customer service, travel product information and networking.

Upon completion of this course you will have skills in:

  • sourcing and using information on the tourism and travel industry
  • enhancing customer experience
  • social and cultural sensitivity
  • conflict management
  • coaching others in job skills
  • interpreting financial information
  • implementing safe WHS practices.

You will also gain a strong understanding of international and Australian destinations as well as key skills in processing travel related documents and systems.

As a travel and tourism student you will be exposed to our high-profile industry partnership, including:

  • Lancemore Group’s Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
  • Crown Melbourne
  • TFE Hotels
  • Contiki Travel Tours
  • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries offer career advice, academic resources and learning and IT support in relaxed lounge-like settings. You'll have access to photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including databases, e-learning content for courses, student email, student software packages and social networking tools.

VU has one of the best campus-wide WiFi networks. We also have more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Mac) spread across our campuses. A central IT helpdesk is also available for support.

VU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management research is among the world’s best, ranked #35 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017.

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TAFE resources

School for the Visitor Economy

This course is part of VU's School for the Visitor Economy - a new cross-university school providing qualified graduates to Victoria's rapidly expanding tourism and hospitality sectors.

Careers in travel and tourism

The travel and tourism sector is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. The Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism offers the chance for a dynamic career across multiple roles, from product coordination to working as a travel agent. After successful completion of the course you can apply for a range of positions in the travel and tourism industry, including:

  • account coordinator
  • assistant manager
  • marketing coordinator
  • operations supervisor
  • product coordinator
  • promotions officer
  • reservations sales or call centre supervisor
  • senior operations coordinator
  • senior or supervisory retail consultant
  • sales coordinator
  • travel agent
  • tour guide
  • sales executive.

Course structure

To be awarded the SIT40116 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism, a student must successfully complete a total of nineteen (19) units of competency, comprising of:

  • seven (7) core units, and;
  • twelve (12) elective units, of which:
  • six (6) units must be selected from Group A, and;
  • six (6) units may be selected from Group A, Group B, elsewhere in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.

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 as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of tourism or travel skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate travel or tourism services. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. Many people have supervisory responsibilities and plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many travel and tourism industry sectors and for a diverse range of employers including travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, inbound tour operators, tourist attractions, visitor information centres and other tourism businesses.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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