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SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Conference And Event Organiser

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of tourism or travel skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate travel or tourism operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others, and make a range of operational business decisions.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many travel and tourism industry sectors as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, inbound tour operators, tourist attractions, visitor information centres, and other tourism businesses.

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

To gain entry into SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management candidates must be able to demonstrate tourism and travel industry knowledge, customer service and operational skills. This can be demonstrated through one (1) of the three (3) options listed below.

    1. A formally assessed training program such as a Certificate III in Tourism, Certificate III in Travel or Certificate III in Events
    2. Recognition of prior learning
    3. Relevant tourism and travel industry employment experience.

A pre-enrolment interview will be conducted where your lecturer will determine whether a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is necessary to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 931 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,793.00
Domestic Full Fees: $$13,965.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Tourism include:

  • inbound groups manager
  • inbound sales manager
  • incentives manager
  • marketing manager
  • product development manager
  • reservations manager
  • travel agency manager
  • dales manager
  • visitor information centre manager
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Palmerston

    Study Mode: Delivery of this program is a combination of face-to-face classes which are conducted at the Charles Darwin University Palmerston Campus and on-line delivery.
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7525
Fax: 08 8946 7833
Email: tour_hosp_recreation-topend@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management a total of TWENTY THREE (23) units of competency must be completed comprising TWELVE (12) Core and ELEVEN (11) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 931.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
60
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
25
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
40
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
30
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
20
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information
60
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
30
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
30
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
60
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
20
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
60
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
30
  Total nominal hours for core units
465
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information
65
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services
35
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations
30
SITTTSL007 Process reservations
30
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services
20
SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation
26
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
80
SITXHRM002 Roster staff
30
SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff
60
SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities 30
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan (unnamed)
60
  Total nominal hours for elective units
466
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
931

 

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