Travel and Tourism Diploma

International Career Institute presents a Travel and Tourism Diploma

Travel and Tourism Diploma

Course Description

The ICI travel and tourism course has been designed in conjunction with industry representatives and helps you learn the skills you need to succeed within the industry quickly and conveniently. Details ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in. Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready. The maximum time given to complete a program is three years. This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. ... Read More »

The ICI travel and tourism course has been designed in conjunction with industry representatives and helps you learn the skills you need to succeed within the industry quickly and conveniently.

Details

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable. Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class. Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

  • Government, business & industry employers 32%
  • High school leavers 20%
  • Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
  • Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
  • Military personal 11%
  • Stay at home mothers 8%

 

What is Included

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
  • Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas!

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipIEMgt
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program

This course provides the learner with a Certificate. This qualification the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Certificate holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Benefits

There are many benefits to this program including the following:

  • Fast track your career in travel and tourism
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a travel and tourism pro in months not years!
  • Study a travel and tourism course that was designed in conjunction with the travel and tourism industry
  • Free up valuable time, don’t waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for

 

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice. Various government departments and businesses have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

Career Prospects

Ever thought about making holidays your life? If you love working with people this is the job for you. Start a vibrant and exciting career in travel and tourism! With the right credentials, you can gain excellent positions with the following types of organisations:

  • Domestic airlines
  • International airlines
  • Retail travel agencies
  • Wholesale travel agents
  • Regional tourist information services
  • Tourism marketing consultancies
  • Inbound tour operators
  • Theme parks and tourist attractions
  • Coach tour companies
  • Cruise lines
  • Conference and incentive travel tour coordinators.
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Certificate Info:

Format of Certification

Print

Professional Association/Affiliation

Accredited by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council. Recognized member of the International Association of Private Career Colleges. Australian Web Industry Association, Australia's peak professional representative body for the web industry.

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of a course, the learner will be sent their diploma and transcripts via posted mail

Course Outline

  • Definitions
  • Tourism platforms
  • Terminology
  • Economic importance
  • The concept of a system
  • Transit region
  • The destination
  • The tourism industry
  • The tourist
  • The tourism system
  • The Origin region
  • Growth of tourism
  • Post war tourism growth
  • Long-term forecasts
  • Destination image
  • Global patterns of tourist distribution
  • Regional patterns of tourist distribution
  • Elements of a destination
  • Tourist destinations
  • Introduction to tourism product
  • The tourism product
  • Natural categories
  • Cultural categories
  • Attractions
  • Interpretation of sites
  • Festival and events
  • The tourism industry
  • Distribution systems
  • The travel agent, tour operators and wholesalers
  • Transport Accommodation
  • Tourism Industry organisations
  • Market segmentation
  • Methods segmentation
  • Consumer behaviour
  • The positive impacts of tourism
  • Costs/negative impacts of tourism
  • National tourism profile
  • Economic issues in tourism
  • Positive socio-cultural impacts
  • Generation of waste
  • Introduction to socio-cultural impacts
  • Socio-cultural and environmental impacts
  • Negative socio-cultural impacts
  • Factors affecting impacts
  • Dimensions of tourist-host encounters
  • Authenticity Introduction to environmental impacts
  • Positive and negative environmental impacts
  • Permanent modification
  • Tourist activities
  • Components of planning
  • Tourism planning
  • Approaches to tourism planning
  • Organisations involved in planning
  • The role of government in tourism planning
  • Planning in underdeveloped countries
  • Food & wine tourism
  • Alternative tourism
  • Nature-based tourism & ecotourism
  • Caravanning
  • Business tourism
  • Cultural and heritage tourism
  • Sports tourism
  • Seniors tourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Backpackers
  • Cruise shipping
  • International student and study tourism
  • Medical/scalpel tourism
  • Cycling tourism
  • The dynamic nature of tourism
  • The future
  • Forces restricting and enabling world tourism growth
  • Ecologically sustainable development
  • Sustainable tourism
  • The emergence of eco-tourism
  • Receive reservation request
  • Record details of reservation (manual and computerised)
  • Update reservations
  • Advise others on reservation details
  • Identify and access product information
  • Interpret product information
  • Provide product advice
  • Identify customer needs
  • Suggest products to meet customer needs
  • Follow up sales opportunities
  • General Destination Information
  • Recording, Storing & Updating Destination Information
  • Meeting Customer Needs for Destination Information
  • What is communication?
  • Good communication in the tourism industry
  • What to say to a tourist
  • How to make a tourist feel welcome
  • Talking on the telephone
  • Communication in problem solving
  • Looking after the tourist
  • Why start a tourism business?
  • Making the product, providing the service
  • Pricing
  • Promoting my business
  • Selling
  • Being a good business person
  • Networking

Technical Requirements

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level.

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