Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

Equip yourself with practical skills and a broad range of managerial knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the exciting tourism and hospitality industry.

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The Diploma of Travel & Tourism Management provides skills and knowledge for you to be competent in a range of well-developed international retail travel sales and operational skills together with a broad range of managerial skills specialising in tourism operations.

Targeting the practical aspects and employability skills for the travel industry, this program will interest those wishing to work in a:

  • Travel agency
  • Tour operator
  • Cruise company
  • Airline

This course is available for Domestic Students under the Smart and Skilled Program in NSW. Under the Smart and Skilled program, the NSW Government subsidises training for students residing in specific regions of NSW. Click here to find out more about the Smart & Skilled Program NSW and apply now!

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Course Structure

  • Travel Industry Information
  • Travel Destinations
  • Presentation Skills
  • Social and Cultural Sensitivity
  • International Airfares
  • Travel Products
  • Cruise Specialist
  • Business Documents
  • Computer Reservations System
  • Customer Service & Sales Techniques
  • Workplace Coaching
  • WHS 1
  • Finance
  • Manage Risk
  • HR Diversity and Inclusion
  • Business Relationships
  • Quality Customer Service
  • WHS 2
  • Staff Management
  • Work Operations

Work placement is a mandatory component of this course, providing a framework that enables students to gain relevant working experience while developing specialised knowledge and practical skills in organisational learning and capability development. It takes place in the final term of study and requires 120–135 hours of work placement, attendance at lecture classes and the completion of assessment work. Specific subject requirements are outlined in the individual course documents. It is the student’s responsibility to find and secure a Host Organisation for their Work Placement prior to the start of their final term. APC will support students with resources to secure a Host Organisation prior to the Work Placement.

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Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Please see College Policies for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer Policy.

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include examinations, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

CRICOS Provider No: 00017B

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As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience. In the 2019 Good Universities Guide, Bond University was awarded more 5-star ratings in the student experience category than any other university in Australia … for the thirteenth year in a row.

Pathway CourseNumber of CreditsApproximate Length of Credit
Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)6 CreditsUp to 6 months
Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management6 CreditsUp to 6 months

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At Griffith, we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. The remarkable people who better our world, the remarkable experiences that transform people and communities, and the remarkable contributions that change the future forever. At Griffith, remarkable is the norm. Our teaching and research spans five campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

Pathway CourseNumber of CreditsApproximate Length of Credit
Bachelor of Business40 CreditsUp to 6 months
Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management40 CreditsUp to 6 months

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James Cook University (JCU) is the second oldest university in Queensland and Australia’s leading university in the tropics with a 5 Star Rating for Learner Engagement & Graduate Employment according to the Good Universities Guide 2017.

Pathway CourseNumber of CreditsApproximate Length of Credit
Bachelor of Business6 CreditsUp to 1 year

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A university of and for our regions, the University of Newcastle has delivered superior education and world-class research since 1965.

Pathway CourseNumber of CreditsApproximate Length of Credit
Bachelor of Business40 CreditsUp to 6 months
Bachelor of Commerce40 CreditsUp to 6 months

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Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education, with courses providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable contribution to any employer.

Pathway CourseNumber of CreditsApproximate Length of Credit
Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)80 CreditsUp to 1 year
Bachelor of Culinary Management80 CreditsUp to 1 year

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USQ is a dynamic, young University that offers award programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level by on-campus, off-campus or online study. It intends to remain flexible to meet the needs of learners throughout Australia and internationally.

Pathway CourseNumber of CreditsApproximate Length of Credit
Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Tourism major)8 CreditsUp to 1 year

Entry Requirements


Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent.

English language proficiency requirements:

This Course requires you to be at an Upper-Intermediate English Level or have completed the English Proficiency Skills test with an Overall Minimum Pass Rate.

See below requirements to meet an Upper-Intermediate English Proficiency level:

ELICOS ProviderNumber of Weeks
in this English Level
Entry Level
Test Required
English Unlimited8 weeks minimum80%Minimum Attendance achieved
Other approved ELICOS colleges10 weeks minimum80%Minimum Attendance achieved
Absence of ELICOS school proof  YES

For detailed information please review the documents Minimum Entry Requirements for APC Courses and English Proficiency Tests Comparison chart.

To participate in APC courses students need to have certain technical equipment, software and design equipment. Please check this Technology and Equipment Standard for Students.

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Sample Timetable

DAY 109:00 - 12:00Subject 1: Livestream Lecture13:00 - 16:00Subject 2: Livestream Lecture
DAY 209:00 - 13:00Subject 1: Interactive Livestream Tutorial with on-campus support13:30 - 17:30Subject 2: Interactive Livestream Tutorial with on-campus support
DAY 309:00 - 13:00Online Subject: Livestream Tutorial with on-campus support15:30 - 17:30Enhance Your Employability Skills (EYES) tutorial
  • EVENING TIMETABLE – Timetabled sessions are as above with the exception of Lectures
    Subject 1 Livestream Lecture 14:00 – 17:00
    Subject 2 Livestream Lecture 18:00 – 21:00
  • The above is a sample timetable. Actual timetables may vary between campuses. Please contact APC to find out more information on the specific timetable for this course at the campus of your choice. Student timetables are available in MyAPC.hub. Click here to access the Tutorial Topic Calendar FAQ .
  • International students are expected to attend and study 20 timetabled hours per week.

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Bundle and Save on Visa Costs

Course bundling is when you apply for a series of related courses, instead of just one course, saving you money on your visa costs. 

For example, if you are interested in a Certificate II or Certificate III course, you can combine it into a bundle with a related Certificate IV course. Or combine a Certificate IV course with a related Diploma and Advanced Diploma.