Qualification details

SIT31312 - Certificate III in Travel (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 11/Oct/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced18/Jan/2013

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIT30212 - Certificate III in TravelOverall intent of the qualification remains unchanged, though qualification is now broader, covering outcomes for: retail travel, outbound wholesalers. SIT30212 Certificate III in Travel merged with SIT30307 Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling). Numeric identifier in code changed to differentiate from SIT07 Version 3 qualification. 17/Jan/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIT30216 - Certificate III in Travel• Equivalent 02/Mar/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMM201A - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Elective
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
BSBEBU401A - Review and maintain a websiteReview and maintain a website Elective
BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial recordsMaintain financial records Elective
BSBFIA303A - Process accounts payable and receivableProcess accounts payable and receivable Elective
BSBINN201A - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovation Elective
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment Elective
BSBITA401A - Design databasesDesign databases Elective
BSBITU301A - Create and use databasesCreate and use databases Elective
BSBITU302B - Create electronic presentationsCreate electronic presentations Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451612 Travel Consultant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6397-11 Travel Agent 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451612 Travel Consultant 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6397-11 Travel Agent 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 18/Jan/2013 
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Modification History

The version details of this endorsed qualification are in the table below. The latest information is at the top.

Version 

Comments 

2.0

SITTTSL314 Provide specialist advice on cruises added to the Elective group.

1.1

Updates to metadata.

1.0

E

Replaces and is equivalent to SIT30212 Certificate III in Travel.

Overall intent of the qualification remains unchanged, though qualification is now broader, covering outcomes for: retail travel, outbound wholesalers.

SIT30212 Certificate III in Travel merged with SIT30307 Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling).

Numeric identifier in code changed to differentiate from SIT07 Version 3 qualification.

Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed retail travel or outbound wholesale sales and operational skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of industry operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

Job roles 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in the retail travel or outbound wholesale sector for employers that cover or specialise in leisure, corporate, domestic or international sales.

Work could be undertaken in an office, retail shopfront or mobile environment.

Possible job titles include:

  • call centre sales agent
  • corporate consultant
  • cruise consultant
  • domestic travel consultant
  • incentive coordinator
  • international travel consultant
  • leisure consultant
  • mobile travel consultant
  • online consultant
  • operations consultant
  • reservations sales agent
  • wholesale consultant.

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Pathways into the qualification 

Individuals may enter this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving SIT31312 Certificate III in Travel, individuals could progress to higher level qualifications in Travel and Tourism.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

Communicating with colleagues, customers and travel product suppliers to plan the customer’s travel itinerary; interpreting verbal and written information on travel product conditions; determining and interpreting customer preferences to sell proactively and persuasively; negotiating acceptable solutions to customer problems and complaints; interpreting and providing clear and accurate information to customers in a culturally appropriate way to ensure a positive service experience.

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying and suggesting ways to improve sales, operational and service efficiency; generating and suggesting ideas for new or improved product and service options for the travel business.

Learning

Knowing own product knowledge, sales and service skill strengths and weaknesses, being aware of opportunities to learn and participating in travel industry professional development activities; seeking and sharing information with colleagues on new travel and tourism trends, products, services and suppliers; coaching others in job skills.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and organising customer, product and supplier information to allow for effective selling and efficient coordination of travel product bookings; collecting and analysing information to meet the specific needs of the customer group; setting timelines, planning and organising own work flow to efficiently coordinate travel sales and operational activities within deadlines; using predetermined policies and procedures to guide the selling and booking processes.

Problem-solving

Anticipating problems that may arise with the customer’s travel arrangements; mitigating problems by planning and booking appropriate travel itineraries that adhere to supplier conditions and customer requests; identifying and clarifying the extent of problems; taking responsibility for solving sales, operational or customer service issues; referring high-level problems to supervisors and participating in the solution; using discretion and judgement as well as predetermined policies and procedures to guide solutions to operational and service problems.

Self-management

Understanding and following policies and procedures for legal compliance; organising own work priorities to sell and coordinate bookings for travel products; taking responsibility for own job role in in servicing the customer and for resolving service difficulties; thinking about own work performance and seeking feedback and guidance on success in effectively servicing the needs of travel customers.

Teamwork

Working as a skilled team member to deliver the quality service goals of the travel business; taking responsibility for own role in servicing the needs of customers; working collaboratively as a team member by giving and receiving instructions and providing feedback and assistance to other team members; providing guidance and instruction to assistant or trainee team members; showing social and cultural sensitivity to team members.

Technology

Understanding the operating capability of, selecting and using computer systems, software and information systems that assist in selling and coordinating bookings for travel products; correctly using equipment to manage personal safety in the workplace.

Packaging Rules

17 units must be completed:

  • 14 core units
  • 3 elective units, consisting of:
  • 1 unit from the list below
  • 2 units from the list below, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 

SITTIND201 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry

SITTTSL202 Access and interpret product information

SITTTSL301 Provide advice on international destinations

SITTTSL302 Provide advice on Australian destinations

SITTTSL303 Sell tourism products and services

SITTTSL304 Prepare quotations

SITTTSL306 Book supplier services

SITTTSL307 Process travel-related documentation

SITTTSL308 Use a computerised reservations or operations system

SITTTSL310 Construct normal international airfares

SITTTSL311 Construct promotional international airfares

SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers

SITXCOM201 Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices

Elective units 

Communication and Teamwork 

BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

Computer Operations and ICT Management 

BSBITA401A Design databases

BSBITU301A Create and use databases

BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

E-Business 

BSBEBU401A Review and maintain a website

BSBITU305A Conduct online transactions

Environmental Sustainability 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Finance 

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

BSBFIA303A Process accounts payable and receivable

SITXFIN201 Process financial transactions

Human Resource Management 

SITXHRM301 Coach others in job skills

Languages other than English  

SITXLAN31__ Conduct oral communication in a language other than English

SITXLAN33__ Read and write information in a language other than English

Quality and Innovation 

BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

Tourism Sales and Operations 

SITTTSL305 Process reservations

SITTTSL309 Source airfares for domestic flights

SITTTSL312 Construct advanced international airfares ^

SITTTSL313 Administer billing and settlement plan

SITTTSL314 Provide specialist advice on cruises

^ Prerequisite is SITTTSL310 Construct normal international airfares

Work Health and Safety 

SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks

Examples of elective units relevant to specific job outcomes and contexts at this level are as follows:

International travel consultant – corporate, leisure mobile or online 

BSBITU305A Conduct online transactions

BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

SITTTSL312 Construct advanced international airfares

Reservations sales agent 

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

SITTTSL305 Process reservations

SITTTSL309 Source airfares for domestic flights

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