Certificate in Travel & Tourism

Do you have a passion for travel and dream of making it your career? Are you interested in getting a foot in the door in the growing tourism industry? Do you love the process of planning holidays and discovering the best way to experience a destination? Do you want to learn about the different opportunities that exist in travel management and tours? Then this course is for you.




Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 16 subjects.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.


Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.


Online, flexible learning at your own pace.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

The travel and tourism industry is experiencing rapid growth, which makes it an exciting time for travel agents and tour guides and operators, as more opportunities continue to present themselves. This introductory course is designed to deliver a solid foundation into the tourism industry, from booking services, accommodation and travel, to attractions and tours. More and more people are wanting new experiences when they travel, unique and customised to their personal interests, which is part of an emerging tourism market referred to as Special Interest Tourism (SIT). This course will delve deeper into what SIT means and look at what opportunities exist in this exciting new area of tourism.

Course Outline

2 Key Modules, made up of 20 subjects.

Module 1: Tourism I (100 hours)

This foundation module aims to deliver a broad introduction into the nature and scope of the tourism industry, an industry that employees millions of people around the world. You will gain a better understanding of all elements of the industry, from booking services, to transport and accommodation, to tour guides and operators.

Learn how to better understand your client’s needs to ensure you can provide relevant recommendations specific to their requirements and travel plans. The module also delivers the fundamental operational skills required in the travel industry, from booking flights, group tours and accommodation.

Module 2: Tourism II – Special Interest Tourism (100 hours)

This module was designed to provide an introductory overview into the exciting emerging tourism market, Special Interest Tourism. Discover what SIT encompasses and why there is a growing demand for this type of tourism, which caters for specific interests of groups and individuals. Gain a better understanding and explore the four main experiences of SIT, which includes Rewarding, Enriching, Adventuresome Experiences and Learning Experiences.

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:

› Accommodation Owners
› Tour Operators

› Tour Guides
› Tourism Industry Professionals
› Travel Agents
› Travel Management Companies

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

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