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

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What is a Diploma of Travel and Tourism?

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism has been designed to provide a broad understanding of travel and tourism for those graduates wishing to enter the diverse areas found within this sector in Australia, and globally. The course aims to develop graduates with attitudes of intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, a commitment to lifelong learning, and to be ethical, reflective professional practitioners. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in travel and tourism and demonstrate a range of skills to ensure that business functions are effectively conducted in an organisation.
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.


Learning outcomes

  • Discuss key functional areas to determine best practice in travel and tourism organisation.
  • Identify ethical, sustainable and socially responsible travel and tourism industry practices in local and global communities.
  • Explore and identify the various professional roles within the travel and tourism industry across a contemporary global environment.
  • Utilise theoretical frameworks to analyse, evaluate and apply a structured and systematic process to independently solve both common and unpredictable travel and tourism management problems.
  • Develop the interpersonal skills, knowledge and attributes to demonstrate resilience, adaptability, collaboration, critical thinking and responsibility in professional travel and tourism management practice.
  • Select and apply methods, techniques and technologies to deliver appropriate travel and tourism outcomes.
  • Utilise a range of technologies effectively, to communicate travel and tourism sector knowledge, ideas and solutions to diverse stakeholders.
Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date
06 May 2024
27 May 2024
Fees & scholarships

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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Learn from anywhere
Online classes give you the flexibility to make the most of your time.

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

As a graduate of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism you are able to set yourself on a path for success in the travel and tourism industry, gaining access to a global network of opportunities and contacts.

Potential career paths

  • Travel Agent
    Average salary: $56,875 - $85,000
  • Tour Manager
    Average salary: $71,250 - $116,193
  • Guest Relations Manager
    Average salary: $50,000 - $70,000
Paige Kippen - Diploma of Travel & Tourism student testimonial
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 7 hours of study per week, comprising 2 hours of facilitated study and 5 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 Practice | INF102FC

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

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.

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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?

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