Diploma of Travel and Tourism
(Partnership with Flight Centre Travel Academy)

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What is a Diploma of Travel and Tourism?

A Diploma of Travel and Tourism equips you with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to begin a career in the travel and tourism industry. These include customer experience management as well as places, culture and destinations plus HR management and leadership. You’ll be immersed in industry realities while learning the fundamental aspects of business and the impact tourism has on global and local economies.
This course has been co-curated between Torrens University Australia and Flight Centre Travel Academy. The curriculum ensures that you are immersed in industry and receive the relevant employability skills and outcomes. The partnership between Flight Centre Travel Academy and Torrens University provides you with industry employment opportunities as well as pathways for further studies. You will attend a combination of seven on-campus or online simulated classes per subject over the duration of the diploma.


Learning outcomes

  • Develop customer experience management principles.
  • Understand the principles of Places, Culture and Destination Management.
  • Build leadership qualities and HR management standards.
  • Develop travel and tourism knowledge with insight from a leading industry organisation.
Study mode
Campus locations
Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
Course duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date
28 Nov 2022

This is an AQF Level 5 course and is accredited by Torrens University Australia Ltd and delivered by TIBBAR GLOBAL PTY LTD ABN 55 126 180 112 (“Flight Centre")

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into the second year of our Bachelor of Business programs.

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Flexible study options
Learn 100 per cent online or in Flight Centre Head Offices across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

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Designed by industry
Learn from Australia’s leading travel company, discovering diverse industry insights.
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Career opportunities

Ideal for experienced professionals aspiring to advance from hotel middle management into a senior leadership position. Our course is designed to equip you with industry-specific knowledge and project-based learning opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities in International Hotel Leadership.

Potential career paths

  • Travel Agent
    Average salary: $52,500 - $54,000
  • Tour Manager
    Average salary: $66,250 - $123,550
  • Guest Relations Manager
    Average salary: $50,000 - $70,000
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I really loved the facilitated classes and the content. Learning from people who had been working in travel and tourism meant I was being taught by people with first-hand experience.
Paige kippen
Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 8 subjects, which includes 6 core subjects and 2 elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives


These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Succeeding in Business | SIB101FC
  • Travel Trends and Insights | TTI101FC
  • Introduction to Marketing and Branding | IMB101FC
  • Successful Sales Techniques | SST101FC
  • Travel System Essentials | TSE101FC
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102FC


Select two electives subjects from below.

Electives developed by FCTA will be taught 100% by FCTA, any other elective as approved by TUA will be delivered 100% by TUA

Elective subjects

  • Sustainable Tourism | SUS101FC
  • Industry Focus | INF101FC

Industry partners and work placements

Co-curated with our partner Flight Centre Travel Academy, the Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the diverse tourism industry. Provided first-hand from Australia's largest travel company, the content delivered and systems you'll train on are always current and in-line with the ever-changing industry. Facilitated learning will be conducted in Flight Centre Head Office's across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about hospitality, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of hospitality scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the hospitality industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.


Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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