VET Studies
VET Studies
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Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a broad range of event management and hospitality skills, including significant communication, planning and organisational skills, underpinned by a detailed knowledge of the event management process. This qualification also provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be a competent supervisor in any hospitality functional area. This person would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and be able to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of their team.

Course Code and Title

  • SIT30112 – Certificate III in Tourism


  • Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Frankston campus)
  • Time: first year Wednesday 2pm – 7.30pm

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level. and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand

Course topics include

  • Advising on products
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Dealing with suppliers
  • Patron enquiries & service
  • Financial records & reports
  • Visitor information services
  • Building local knowledge
  • Perform office procedures
  • Source and present information

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include


Unit of competence


Develop and update tourism industry knowledge

Work with colleagues and customers

SITXCOM002A Work in a socially diverse environment
SITXOHS001A Follow health, safety and security procedures
SITXEVT001A Develop and update event industry knowledge
SITHFAB003A Serve food and beverage to customers
SITHFAB003A Privide food and beverage service
SITHFAB004A Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures
SITTTSL002A Access and interpret product information
SITXCCS001A Provide visitor information
SITXINV001A Receive and store stock
SITXINV002A Control and order stock
SITXHRM001A Coach others in job skills

To view the latest Units of Competency and course information go to


This certificate is an exciting opportunity for any student interested in a career in the Tourism Industry but at the same time, students are able to gain an insight into Event Management.  Employment opportunities may extend to working in Travel Tourism, Festivals, Corporate Events, and work in a Tourist Information Centre.


  • Diploma of Hospitality /Management
  • Diploma of Event Management
  • Diploma of Tourism

University Options

  • Bachelor of Management;
  • or Bachelor of Commerce;
  • or Bachelor of Business