Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package

The SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package is the national framework for skills development for the tourism, travel, hospitality and events industries. It includes nationally recognised units of competency and qualifications to train and assess individuals in a range of skills and occupations in tourism, hospitality and events.

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Continuous improvement

As part of our process of continuous improvement, the SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package is currently undergoing review to ensure that the content reflects current industry practices and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

Draft 1 of the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality is available for public feedback on Service Skills Australia’s online feedback register. Drafts should be considered in conjunction with the Draft 1 Consultation Guide.

Feedback can be provided online via our online feedback register from 27 July to 21 August 2015.

For help logging in to the feedback register or leaving feedback, please download the Feedback Register Troubleshooting document.

Tourism and travel updates

 

All SIT Travel and Tourism qualifications, units of competency and their associated assessment requirements have been transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages.

Key Changes:
  • “Management” added to the title of Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications to better reflect job roles at this level.
  • Entry requirements for Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism, Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management and Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management have been removed and qualifications re-structured to accommodate this change.
  • Two new units have been included relating to social media and one new unit in relation to filling LPG gas bottles.
  • First aid has been removed from the core of the two Guiding qualifications and has been made a prerequisite for these qualifications.
  • Draft 1 is available for public feedback from 27 July to 21 August 2015. 

 

Events updates

 

All SIT Events qualifications, units of competency and their associated assessment requirements have been transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages.

Key changes:
  • “Management” added to the title of Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications to better reflect job roles at this level.
  • Draft 1 is available for public feedback from 27 July to 21 August 2015. 

 

Hospitality updates

 

All SIT Hospitality qualifications, units of competency and their associated assessment requirements have been transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages.

Key changes:
  • “Management” added to the title of Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications to better reflect job roles at this level.
  • New qualification Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) has been proposed to provide specialist skills for those working in front of house roles in dining establishments.
  • First aid has been moved from the core of all cookery qualifications to the electives as it is not required in all job roles.
  • Certificate IV in Asian Cookery is proposed for deletion, due to low national uptake of only 26 commencements nationwide in 2013 according to NCVER statistics. Outcomes may be met by combination of Certificate III in Asian Cookery and new Kitchen Management Skill Set.  
  • Draft 1 is available for public feedback from 27 July to 21 August 2015.

 

Skill Sets

  • Licenced Travel Agent skill set deleted due to repeal of travel agent licensing nationwide.
  • New Kitchen Management Skill Set to provide skills for management and supervision of kitchens.
  • New Social Media for Small Business Skill Set in response to identified industry need.
  • New Governance for Board Directors Skill Set in response to identified industry need.
  • Draft 1 is available for public feedback from 27 July to 21 August 2015. 

Submission Timelines

 

The SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package will be submitted to the Department of Education and Training in November 2015.

If you have any questions or comments, please email trainingpackages@serviceskills.com.au or call 02 8243 1200.

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This project is funded by the Department of Education and Training.