Many people love to explore the world and go jet-setting for their own personal enjoyment, but perhaps you want to make it part of your career. Whether you have an interest in exploring other countries for work or are fascinated by aspects of the tourism industry, including the development or the socio-cultural impacts of tourism, our travel and tourism course could be the perfect place to start your learning.

The course has been designed in conjunction with industry professionals to deliver the best learning experience for you, launching your new dream career in the travel or tourism industry!

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline: What You Will Cover

    When you enroll in our travel and tourism courses online, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Tourism Defined
    • Definitions
    • Tourism platforms
    • Terminology
    • Economic importance
    2The Tourism System
    • The concept of a system
    • Transit region
    • The destination
    • The tourism industry
    • The tourist
    • The tourism system
    • The Origin region
    3The Development of Tourism
    • Growth of tourism
    • Postwar tourism growth
    • Long-term forecasts
    4Tourist Destinations
    • Destination image
    • Global patterns of tourist distribution
    • Regional patterns of tourist distribution
    • Elements of a destination
    • Tourist destinations
    5The Tourism Product
    • Introduction to tourism product
    • The tourism product
    • Natural categories
    • Cultural categories
    • Attractions
    • Interpretation of sites
    • Festival and events
    6The Tourism Industry
    • The tourism industry
    • Distribution systems
    • The travel agent, tour operators and wholesalers
    • Transport Accommodation
    • Tourism Industry organizations
    • Market segmentation
    • Methods segmentation
    • Consumer behaviour
    8Economic Issues in Tourism
    • The positive impacts of tourism
    • Costs/negative impacts of tourism
    • National tourism profile
    • Economic issues in tourism
    9Socio-cultural and Environmental Impacts
    • 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
    10Tourism Planning
    • Components of planning
    • Tourism planning
    • Approaches to tourism planning
    • Organisations involved in planning
    • The role of government in tourism planning
    • Planning in underdeveloped countries
    11Alternative Tourism
    • Food and 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
    12The Future of 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
    13Receive & Process Reservations
    • Receive reservation request
    • Record details of reservation (manual and computerised)
    • Update reservations
    • Advise others on reservation details
    14Access & Interpret Product Information
    • Identify and access product information
    • Interpret product information
    • Provide product advice
    15Sell Tourism Products Services
    • Identify customer needs
    • Suggest products to meet customer needs
    • Follow up sales opportunities
    16Source & Provide Destination Information & Advice
    • General Destination Information
    • Recording, Storing & Updating Destination Information
    • Meeting Customer Needs for Destination Information
    17Communicating Effectively With Tourists
    • 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
    18Setting Up a Tourist Business
    • 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
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our travel and tourism courses online. For example, you will:

    • Launch your new career in tourism or travel
    • Take part in a course created by professionals who have worked in the travel and tourism industry
    • Eliminate time spent travelling to in-person classes so you can spend more time learning online
    • Learn at your own pace, without the pressure of keeping up with other students
    • Get access to a personal tutor who can provide assistance and answer your questions
    • Pay upfront to get a special 10% discount off the total course fee, or spread the cost via interest-free weekly payments

    Enroll in our online travel and tourism courses today to start your new journey!

  • Career Prospects

    When you complete our travel and tourism course, the world is your oyster! As our online course covers so many varied topics, there are a whole host of career prospects waiting for you ‒ it’s up to you to choose your route.

    You could help other travel lovers to find their perfect destination, or you might wish to be more involved in making sure their holiday goes smoothly, as a customer service rep or hotel or tour manager, for example.

    Industries and opportunities in the travel or tourism sector

    With your travel and tourism diploma, you could gain a new job role within the following types of organizations:

    • 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.

    Within these organizations, there are a range of job options and roles you can do. We’ve listed just a few examples below.

    Air Cabin Crew
    A member of the air cabin crew is responsible for customer care on a flight. The role can include conducting safety checks, serving food and drink and making sure the passengers are content.

    Hotel Manager
    A hotel manager generally oversees the day-to-day running of every department in the hotel, from front of house and housekeeping to budgeting and administration.

    Tourism Officer
    Tourism officers are in charge of promoting tourism and encouraging tourist growth to a specific landmark, site, region or city (depending on who you work for).

    Travel Agent
    From providing advice to customers on the available travel packages to giving holiday recommendations, the role of travel agent is a varied one. It mostly involves organizing and booking trips for excited holidaymakers-to-be.

  • Earning Potential

    The earning potential of a travel and tourism consultant or manager depends greatly on the level of training and experience they have. Travel Agent wages can vary between $24,781 to $50,547 per annum.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Completion of the travel and tourism course leads to either a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma, depending on the level you enroll at. The course content may differ slightly between these two levels. Learn more about the differences between the two levels below:


    The Diploma qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

    Advanced Diploma

    The Advanced Diploma allows the graduate to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership / guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

  • Course Length

    The average time within which students complete their studies is:

    Diploma Level24 weeks
    Advanced Diploma Level31 weeks

    However, as you can learn at your own pace and dip into the course according to your own schedule, these time periods are flexible. In fact, you have up to three years to complete your course once you’ve started.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    This travel and tourism course is carried out entirely online, with no need to travel or attend physical classes. This is also known as distance learning or correspondence learning and can be extremely beneficial. You can work your classes around other commitments including family or work, and you can take the course in your own time whenever you have a spare moment.

    Unlike courses by other providers, which can be dull or irrelevant, we’ve incorporated as much interesting and practical material into our travel course as possible so it’s a worthwhile investment for you.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    The courses we offer don’t just teach you theoretical knowledge but practical skills, too, that you can take with you and apply in your new career or job role. Our industry professionals will help to make the courses as ‘hands-on’ as possible, and they’re always willing to assist you when you need it.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already have a travel or tourism qualification, or work in the industry? Our course may still be suitable for you if you wish to expand your existing knowledge and widen your horizons. This can be done via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and it may help you to gain a promotion, get a new position for another company or contribute to your professional development. Plus, the course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction if the course connects to your current work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online travel and tourism course are included in the course fee. Once you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a travel and tourism consultant, manager or operator
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A 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, DipTT)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 2nd June 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

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How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enroll, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrollment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrollment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the online enrollment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrollment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrollment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.