Tourism and Events: Half price qualifications for 2020!

With 34 half price qualifications available through the new Lower fees, local skills program starting 1 January 2020, you can study, save, and succeed in your tourism or events career! 

Find out more about the Lower fees, local skills program

Both the tourism industry and events management offer a fantastic range of career opportunities in Western Australia , and all over the world, in a range of job roles. There has never been a better time to get qualified and kickstart your career! 

Use the course list below to find out more about half price tourism and events training, and which TAFE colleges and training providers are offering these qualifications. For full details, select the 'Find out more' button to go to their website. 

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Tubal Pty Ltd

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National ID: SIT30516 | State ID: AZV9

Do you love to plan the perfect party?

With a Certificate III in Events you will be able to work as an assistant events/conference organiser, or functions assistant, in the community, cultural, hospitality, sporting, or travel and tourism sectors. You will gain the knowledge and skills to provide vital support to ensure successful events, including facilitating reservations, supplying food and beverages, ticketing, entry and seating advice, working effectively in a team, and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: SIT30516 | State ID: AZV9

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Activate your career in events

Events enrich our culture and are held to educate, celebrate, inform and entertain.

The Certificate III in events will give you the skills to assist in managing events, from the planning through to show day and the follow up after the event.

You'll be introduced to industry standard technologies for lighting, sound and audio-visual and begin to develop your creative skills so you can deliver professional events to your clients.

Gain these skills
  • Participate in safe work practices
  • Process and monitor event registrations
  • Provide service to customers
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity, imagination and innovation
  • Able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Good people and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills

Course information

National ID: SIT30516 | State ID: AZV9

Do you want an eventful career?

The Certificate III in Events, reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed events administration or operational skills and knowledge to complete event-related work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both.

On completion of your Certificate III in Events, further study pathways exist directly into the Diploma of Event Management; with other pathways leading into Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

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National ID: SIT30516

Tubal is a WA owned and operated Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 51679) that specialises in workplace training and qualifications within a range of service-based industries. At Tubal we pride ourselves on our student first approach and we focus on achieving the best possible learning outcomes through our team of industry expert trainers, our flexible models and professional support team.

Tubal is a member of the preferred provider panel for the delivery of funded traineeships in Western Australia, and we have an outstanding reputation for the delivery of Workplace Traineeships, School-based Traineeships and short courses.

We currently offer a number of flexible delivery options for undertaking this qualification including Workplace Traineeship arrangements, Fee for service blended learning and RPL.

Elective units can be selected based on the job role and occupational outcome of the student.

Training Delivered on-the-job.

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Central Regional TAFE
North Regional TAFE

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National ID: SIT30316 | State ID: AZV6

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed guiding skills combined with a substantial depth of subject matter knowledge to deliver tours. They work with some independence and under limited supervision using discretion and judgement to resolve problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a guide in many tourism industry sectors. Guides at this level usually work in particular areas or sites, including attractions, cultural and heritage sites, tourist precincts, marine and national parks, wineries, or on board day or extended cruise vessels.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: SIT30316 | State ID: AZV6

Seeking a careerthat can take you places? The North Westprovides an exceptional setting for guide training atsome of the most spectacular sites in the country.

The Certificate III in Guiding provides participants with the keyskills to operate as a successfultour guide.

The course covers:

  • First aid
  • Customer service
  • Guide work
  • Leadership
  • Hazard assessment

As a tour guide you may visit many stunning remote areas including waterfalls, Indigenous art sites, World Heritage areas such as Purnunlulu National Park (Bungle Bungles), Karijini National Park and the picturesque Kimberley Coast. Previous completion of the Kakadu and Uluru Guides Accreditations contribute towards this qualification - please speak to your lecturer during the enrolment process to discuss your options.

If you are looking for a way to incorporate your enthusiasm for travel into work, then the Certificate III in Guiding could open the door to a successful career that allows you to travel the world!

Are you currently working as a tour guide? This is your chance to get formal recognition of your skills.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus
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Central Regional TAFE
North Metropolitan TAFE
North Regional TAFE
South Regional TAFE
South Metropolitan TAFE
Private Training Providers (1)
Tubal Pty Ltd

Course information

National ID: SIT30116 | State ID: AZV7

Everyday can be a holiday! Want to work in the exciting and diverse tourism industry?

This qualification will provide you with well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills. You'll be taught about using discretion, judgement and having a sound knowledge of industry operations. On completion you'll be able to work under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to work in the varied tourism industry sectors and for diverse employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, at attractions, cultural and heritage sites and any small tourism businesses requiring multi-skilled employees.

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

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Add a business perspective to your studies. Enrol in a dual qualification at the Geraldton campus.

Get the most out of your studies by completing two qualifications in the same amount of time as completing one.

Why enrol in a dual qualification?

You can never be too prepared for the workforce, and what better way than becoming dual qualified! Completing a Certificate III in both Business & Tourism gives you an advantage for the future, and only requires you to complete an additional four units. Best of all it also works out more affordable than doing the Certificate III in Business on it’s own. For more information see the below Geraldton Campus schedule or download the course flyer.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you. Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs. Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date. Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time.

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!

Campus information

Exmouth Campus
Geraldton Campus
Merredin Campus

Course information

National ID: SIT30116 | State ID: AZV7

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Jump on board to an exciting career in tourism

Gain the basicskills and knowledge to work in various tourism job roles.A career in tourism, a growth industry, is very rewarding and with this Certificate III in Tourism you'll have the skills you need to work in visitor information services, hotel guest services and tourism operations.

You could be out in the field helping visitors experience all the top holiday spots or creating tours that they will remember forever or working in an international hotel providing guest information services.

North Metropolitan TAFEis the leading provider of travel and tourism studies in WA.

Gain these skills
  • Plan tourism itineraries and provide tourism visitor information
  • Gain tourism destination and attractions knowledge
  • Provide accommodation guest services including porter services
  • Set up promotional stands for tourism products
  • Use current industry reservations systems and operational technology
  • Use social media for business
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Patient and tactful
  • Understanding and acceptance of different cultures
  • Able to think logically
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

Course information

National ID: SIT30116 | State ID: AZV7

Seeking a careerthat cantake you places? A qualification in the tourism industry could land you employment anywhere in the world!

The Certificate III in Tourismprovides a pathway to work in a range of tourism industry sectors as a tour guide, tourism services coordinator, booking agent, sales consultant and much more. The majority of this course is self-paced via our online learning platform.

Students will work through the learning material and then complete the set tasks and activities outlined. Assessment is conducted by knowledge questions and practical tasks or projects. These may be assessed in the workplace or on campus through a real or simulated activity.

An essential part of this course is to undertake a work placement in the industry. If you are not already working in the industry, our lecturers can assist in finding you a work placement. The work placement chosen must meet the requirements of the course.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus

Course information

National ID: SIT30116 | State ID: AZV7

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a range of tourism sales, operational and tour delivery skills. Work would be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered or a combination of both. The field includes any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site, attraction or onboard form of transportation.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Course information

National ID: SIT30116 | State ID: AZV7

Want to work in the exciting and diverse tourism industry?

This qualification will provide you with well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills. You'll be taught about using discretion, judgement and having a sound knowledge of industry operations. On completion you'll be able to work under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to work in the varied tourism industry sectors and for diverse employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, at attractions, cultural and heritage sites and any small tourism businesses requiring multi-skilled employees.

Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered or a combination of both. Job roles: attraction or theme park attendant, booking agent, cellar door salesperson, guide in a winery, guide and salesperson in an indigenous cultural centre, inbound tour coordinator, museum attendant, operations consultant or reservation sales agent for a tour operator, sales consultant, senior ride operator in an attraction or theme park, and visitor information officer.

Course information

National ID: SIT30116

Tubal is a WA owned and operated Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 51679) that specialises in workplace training and qualifications within a range of service-based industries. At Tubal we pride ourselves on our student first approach and we focus on achieving the best possible learning outcomes through our team of industry expert trainers, our flexible models and professional support team.

Tubal is a member of the preferred provider panel for the delivery of funded traineeships in Western Australia, and we have an outstanding reputation for the delivery of Workplace Traineeships, School-based Traineeships and short courses.

We currently offer a number of flexible delivery options for undertaking this qualification including Workplace Traineeship arrangements, Fee for service blended learning and RPL.

Elective units can be selected based on the job role and occupational outcome of the student.

Training Delivered on-the-job.

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Ready for the red carpet? Get your Certificate III in Events for half price!

Events enrich our culture and are held to educate, celebrate, inform and entertain - from conferences, exhibitions and product launches through to concerts, festivals and theatre and even weddings and parties - as an events professional you'll be there every step of the way. 

The Certificate III in Events will give you the skills to assist in managing events, from the planning and organising through to the big day or night of the event.

You'll be introduced to industry standard technologies for lighting, sound and audio-visual and begin to develop your creative skills so you can deliver professional events to your clients.

This qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations, or further study to become an events manager operating in a range of industries including entertainment, tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

Watch this short video and listen to Suzanne, an events lecturer at North Metropolitan TAFE, talk about why she loves working in events and what you can get out of doing a qualification in this exciting field.

Want a career travelling the world? Get your Certificate III in Tourism for half price!

How would you like to work as a tour guide, tourism services coordinator, eco tourism guide, booking agent or airline sales consultant? How about if your workplace was a theme park, adventure playground, cruise ship or resort?

Tourism is a career that can literally take you all around the world, working in some of the most exciting locations you'll ever see! Tourism covers the transportation, accommodation, entertainment and recreational activities of travellers an tourists both local and international. 

And right now the  industry is strong, with around 108,000 people employed in tourism and tourism industry related work around Western Australia*. People from all over the world — and Australians too — are visiting our cities, nature reserves and national landmarks and sites. 

The Certificate III in Tourism will give you the skills and knowledge to win the best jobs, and set you up for a career in this exciting industry. And with half price course fees, there's never been a better time to go for it! 

Watch this short video and listen to Josephine who completed a qualification in tourism and is excited about her new career.

*Source: Tourism WA Economic Contribution of Tourism to Western Australia 2017—18 report

How we can help

If you're considering a qualification in events or tourism, but would like some advice or help with information about choosing the right course for you, and what career options are available,  the team at your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help.  All services are free, and confidential.