Certificate II in Tourism

SIT20116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $2195

$2195 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 4 training provider(s).

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Average Course Duration: 9 Months

9 Months is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 5 training provider(s).

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of tourism operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism and travel industry sectors and for a diverse range of employers including travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business.

Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism and travel products and services takes place, in the field where products are delivered, or a combination of both.

Possible job titles include:

  • documentation clerk for a tour wholesaler or travel agency
  • museum attendant
  • office assistant for a tour operator
  • receptionist and office assistant for a professional conference organiser or event management business
  • receptionist and office assistant in a travel agency
  • retail sales assistant in an attraction
  • ride attendant in an attraction.
  • No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Management and Commerce field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Management and Commerce field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Management and Commerce field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Management and Commerce field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

    Sales Workers

    22%

    Sales Workers
    Community and Personal Service Workers

    18.7%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers

    17.4%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Management and Commerce field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

    Retail trade

    26.8%

    Retail trade
    Accommodation and food services

    19.7%

    Accommodation and food services
    Education and training

    9.1%

    Education and training

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Career Pathway

    Certificate II in Tourism is in the Management and Commerce Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Tourism, Travel and Hospitality.


    Stream

    General Hospitality
    Cookery & Catering
    Asian Cookery
    Patisserie
    Accommodation
    Gaming
    Tour Guiding
    Travel Bookings
    Holiday Parks & Resorts

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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