Diploma of Travel and Tourism


Program Description

1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Graduates of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism can expect to be successfully employed by airlines, tourist attractions, government agencies, tourism venues and other micro or macro tourism operations.

Travelling is a passion shared by many, why not make a career of it? The Tourism Industry in Australia is booming and it is forecast to grow a further 43% to 74% by 2020. Accounting for more than half of service exports and 8% of national employment, Tourism is a fantastic industry to start a career in that encourages staff to travel and experience new cultures.

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers students a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training including a variety of core units that provide a range of essential industry skills.

Through our Industry Work Placement program students undertake 36 industry work placement shifts as part of their training. This helps students transfer their knowledge from College to the workplace.

Pathways to a Higher Degree

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism may receive up to six (6) units of credit into the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at the Australian School of Management.

Course Subjects SIT50112

SIT12DIP001: Hospitality and Tourism Services Management SITXCCS501 Manage quality customer service SITXWHS401 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience

SIT12DIP101: Travel and Tourism Product Development SITTPPD401 Package tourism products

SIT12DIP002: Leadership and Motivation SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people SITXMGT401 Monitor work operations SITXMGT502 Manage projects

SIT12DIP004: Human Resource Management BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace SITXCOM401 Manage conflict SITXHRM401 Roster staff

SIT12DIP102: Domestic Fares and Ticketing SITTTSL309 Source airfares for domestic flights

SIT12DIP008: Financial Information for Decision Making SITXFIN501 Prepare and monitor budgets SITXFIN402 Manage finances within a budget SITXFIN401 Interpret financial information

SIT12DIP007: International Fares and Ticketing SITTTSL310 Construct normal international airfares

SIT12DIP006: Marketing Principles and Practices SITXMGT501 Establish and conduct business relationships SITXGLC501 Research and comply with regulatory requirements BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

COMPLIMENTARY SUBJECT: The following subject is an Elective Subject (Awarded on accompanying Statement of Attainment)

SIT12DIP006: Marketing Principles and Practices SITXMPR404 Coordinate marketing activities

Award Rules

Award Requirements To be eligible for the Diploma of Travel and Tourism, a candidate shall complete all of the eight (8) course subjects listed.

Credit Transfer Students who wish to have their AQF qualification and/or Statement of Attainment recognised must submit the documentary evidence before enrolment to the Admissions Department. Once the enrolment has been accepted, no further exemptions will be granted. Further details are available from the Admissions Department.

Course Assessments It is important to note that ACAE adopts a number of assessments items or tools that are designed to best suit your course and the knowledge and skills that is required to be demonstrated by each participant. All assessments are identified clearly in our subject guides which are provided to students upon enrolment. The subject guide provides a great amount of detail on the timing and style of assessment. It is important to note that participants need to demonstrate competency through each of the prescribed assessment items throughout your time enrolled in the course. In general the following assessment items apply for this course.

  • Projects
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Knowledge-Based Tests
  • Case Studies
  • Industry Placement Portfolios
  • Checkpoints


February and July (see fee schedule for yearly dates)

Entry Requirements All students are required to have completed the equivalent of Australian School Year 11. More information is available at Admission Requirements for Local Students and Admission Requirements for International Students.


  1. Subjects must be taken in the order that they are offered and at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  2. The information above is correct at the time of publishing. However, all programs may be subject to ongoing review by the Management Committee.
Last updated May 2019

About the School

The Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) previously the Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management (ASTHM), Australia's first private Hotel School, is a highly respected Registered Tr ... Read More

The Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) previously the Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management (ASTHM), Australia's first private Hotel School, is a highly respected Registered Training Organisation (RTO) established and owner operated since 1989 in Perth WA. Today ACAE is proud to offer a comprehensive choice of accredited courses to students ranging from; hospitality, cookery, business, management and accounting. ACAE was awarded the International Training Provider of the Year 2012 at the WA Training Awards and was also a finalist for the WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2012 in addition to being a finalist in the Australian International Training Provider of the Year award in Melbourne. Read less