The introduction of online booking systems and new technologies in the travel and tourism industry has transformed roles and resulted in growth for the sector.

If you have great organisational skills, a passion for travel and love keeping up with the latest trends and destinations, a career in the travel and tourism industry could be ideal for you. While it’s not all about staying in 5-star resorts, your days will be varied and interesting and you may even get to go on site visits.  You’ll plan travel itineraries, make bookings and manage payments for your clients. 

This exciting sector offers a wide variety of professional career opportunities. Some of the possible job outcomes include becoming a travel agent, corporate travel consultant, cruise consultant, among other possibilities. 

Get the right tools to turn your passion into a successful career by studying with Open Colleges, the Preferred Online Training Provider for the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

A qualification in marketing could give you the skills to excel in these dynamic industries. Gain the knowledge to progress your career or make an impact in your first role.

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Diploma of Social Media Marketing

Become a social media marketing expert with the nationally recognised Diploma of Social Media Marketing. Developed by social media marketing leaders from the UK, USA and Australia, this Diploma offers you the absolute latest learning, and moves you from novice to expert over the duration of your studies. 

Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

Learn the fundamentals of marketing and develop the digital marketing skills needed for success in today's digital marketing industry.

Certificate IV in New Small Business and Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

Add marketing expertise to your small business management skills to get a head start against the competition, without extended costs or study time.

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) Education and Training has appointed Open Colleges as their Preferred Online Training Provider. This means our travel and tourism courses have been endorsed by the industry's peak body. More information in the course details below.

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Certificate III in Travel

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Travel will broaden your understanding of the different cultural experiences relevant to the wider functions of the tourism market.