Certificate III in Travel

Pack your bags for a career adventure and enrol in our Certificate III in Travel. You’ll have the best seat for capitalising on the coming wave of regional integration across the Asia-Pacific.


Your skills in demand

The expected increase in international trade shows, festivals, conferences and events will need skilled operators. We’ve designed this program to ensure you’ll have the required tourism and events industry knowledge and skills to fly high in your career.

Your journey starts here

With Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll gain skills and knowledge in a broad range of travel systems, the latest essential sales and marketing techniques, effective management practices, plus operational strategies and touring skills. Learn to coordinate travel plans, tours and adventures that will give your clients the experience of a lifetime.

Industry connections and resources

You will have access to the latest booking systems and travel technologies. Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced in this dynamic global industry.

Employment outcomes

Anticipate an endless array of career opportunities, including:

  • travel agent business owner
  • travel consultant
  • sales and reservations agent
  • tour guide coordinator


We will use a variety of assessment tools, including role-playing, discussions, group activities, case studies, verbal and written reports, and tests/exams.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


For additional information on the Certificate III in Travel, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students




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Full-time: 6 months
International Students: 26 weeks, comprising up to 18 weeks tuition and 8 weeks holiday break periods. At Preston Campus

Part-time: available
contact us for further information on part-time study opportunities

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery



Find out more on fees and charges

Entrance Requirements

There are no prerequisites. For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be a combination of role plays, discussions, group activities, case studies, verbal and written reports and tests/exams


We will provide all materials.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Travel will enable you to go onto further study in travel and tourism

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include:
  • travel agent business owner
  • travel consultant
  • sales and reservation agent
  • tour guide coordinator
  • tour desk consultant
  • international travel consultant
  • leisure consultant
  • corporate leisure consultant
  • corporate consultant
  • international corporate consultant
  • online consultant
  • mobile travel consultant

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry 25
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry 25
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information 65
SITTTSL003 Provide advice on international destinations 45
SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations 40
SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services 35
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations 30
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services 20
SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation 26
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system 120
SITTTSL012 Construct normal international airfares 40
SITTTSL013 Construct promotional international airfares 40
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.