Certificate III in Tourism

Tourism and Dive - Option A

About this course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate tourism services. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism industry sectors and for a diversity of employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business. The suggested electives are suitable for participants looking to start a career in Marine Tourism.

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Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however Far North Training & Consultancy has the following selection criteria for this course. The participant will be required before enrolling to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to determine what level of support the participant may need to assist them through their study program. Prior to starting the tourism (option A)  course with Far North Training & Consultancy students are required to complete a dive medical and submit evidence of medical clearance prior to enrolment.


Program delivery can be face to face in a small group training environment located in Mossman and Port Douglas. For participants under contract with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre and an Employer, delivery of training will be in the workplace.


Program duration for a full time student is an average of 12 months. Some students may complete the course in a shorter time frame.


The program can be delivered at Far North Training & Consultancy at 11 Johnston Rd, Mossman, or on-site at each individual employer’s venue in Far North Queensland.

Award Issued

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the Qualification SIT30116 – Certificate III in Tourism.

Required Resources

This course requires students to undertake several service periods in a tourism environment as part of their course, therefore transport to the work placement is required.  Students will also need suitable attire, white polo shirt, black shorts and enclosed black shoes. Students will need to provide own PPE including sun cream, and hat.


Eligible students may take advantage of the Certificate 3 Guarantee, a new Queensland Government initiative. To see if you’re eligible, click HERE.

  • $800 for Non concession
  • $500 for concessional students

Full fee Paying: $3800

Core Units

  • SITTIND001
    Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
  • SITXCCS006
    Provide service to customers
  • SITXCOM002
    Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITXWHS001
    Participate in safe work practices

Elective Units

    Demonstrate snorkelling activities
    SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
  • SITXFIN001
    Process financial transactions
  • SITXCOM003
    Provide a briefing or scripted commentary
  • SITTGDE005
    Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
  • BSBSUS201
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SITHFAB002
    Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITXFSA001
    Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
  • HLTAID007
    Provide advanced resuscitation
  • BSBWOR203
    Work effectively with others