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AFTA Accredited TraINING 


At AFTA, we now have an Accredited Training Provider (ATP) scheme in place to identify, validate, accredit and monitor the following; 

  • high quality registered training organisations (RTO’s)
  • individual workplace trainers
  • industry training companies 
  • and industry in-house training providers nationally

Applicants for ATP membership need to be aware that since the introduction of ATAS Accreditation, the minimum qualification for an entry level travel consultant now is Certificate III in Travel (SIT30216).

In order to become an AFTA Accredited Training Provider, applicants need to be prepared to go through a strict due diligence process and submit to an annual on-going quality check. This includes, but is not limited to;

  • having evidence of robust internal governance policies
  • an active participation in our industry PD sessions and educational forums, 
  • a strict adherence to a regulatory compliance 
  • and a commitment to deliver industry relevant training

In addition, applicants must prove the quality and currency of their trainers by providing evidence of qualifications, experience and their on-going professional development initiatives.

We require TWO (2) industry references to support each Application for membership or re-accreditation.

AFTA Accredited Training Provider membership is valid for one year from the date of approval by our Industry Advisory Council.

For quality control purposes AFTA Accredited Training Providers are required to resubmit updated information annually regarding;

  • organisations
  • courses and
  • trainers

Our aim is to ensure that only the highest quality providers are accredited by us.

Seeking training to become a travel agent?

Please visit our accredited provider list below with their contact details for more information on course requirements.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a travel consultant and if you would like to take up the course that leads to a Certificate III in Travel (SIT30216) qualification, please complete the enquiry form below and email to

Course enquiry form >

Accredited Training Providers list

Open Colleges *National Preferred Online Provider*

Open CollegesName: Jason Roberts

Open Colleges offers over 150 online courses, including TAFE and other nationally recognised qualifications. So whether you want to follow a passion, take the next step in your career or start a completely new one, we have a course that can give you the skills and confidence to succeed.

Accreditation Status: Premium Preferred Supplier
Accreditation Date: Oct 2015

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Evolution Hospitality Institute



Macleay College

Macleay CollegeContact: Fran Cumming

Macleay College is a Positive Education organisation, committed to the wellbeing of our students beyond academic achievement to a whole person offering. As one of the first tertiary institutions in Australia to deliver Positive Education via implicit and explicit learning we strive to equip our students with qualities and skills to enable them to flourish, realise their greatest potential and fulfil their life purpose.

Accreditation Status: Standard
Accreditation Date: December 2016

Pacific Training Group

Pacific Training Group - SydneyContact: Garry Stokes

Pacific Training Group (PTG) believes that the student experience is vital in the education outcomes linked to the course. PTG endeavors to create a learning environment that allows students to experience first hand what the Travel and Tourism Industry is all about. While classroom sessions are vital in acquiring knowledge and skill development, Pacific Training Group believes that the more " real life experiences" that can be undertaken will better prepare our graduates for the exciting world of Travel and Tourism.

Having well trained professional graduates from Pacific Training Group entering the Travel and Tourism Industry can only be an advantage in maintaining the highest possible standards and reputation for the Travel and Tourism Industry.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: December 2016

PTG Travel & Tourism Brochure >

TAFE Hunter

Hunter TAFE - Accredited Training ProviderContact: 131 225

Accreditation Status: Standard
Accreditation Date: December 2016

TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute

TAFE NSW NCIContact: Customer Contact Centre
1300 628 233
Email: Click here to email >

TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute is an authorized IATA Training Centre and offers many Travel, Tourism and Guiding qualifications in addition to our Aviation, Hospitality, and Events courses. We are located on the North Coast of NSW and our delivery style is professional and flexible. You can study on-campus, online, and on-the-job- through a traineeship. Our connection with employers is extensive to ensure that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to give you an advantage when entering the industry, seeking a promotion or thinking about a pathway to university study.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: November 2016

TAFE South Western Sydney Institute (TAFE SWSi)

TAFE South Western Sydney InstituteContact: Sharon Johnson or Amanda Good

TAFE South Western Sydney Institute (TAFE SWSi) offers the latest SIT nationally accredited and travel industry endorsed qualifications ranging from: Certificate III in Travel, Tourism or Events, the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management or Event Management and the Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management or Event Management.

Studying with TAFE SWSi will give you a hands on, practical experience and real insight into the travel, tourism and events industries. We have class based or flexible delivery options and we are happy to customise any training to suit your specific requirements.

All our teachers are fully qualified travel industry professionals, with current industry experience.

Join us and see how exciting your future could be!

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: Dec 2016

TAFE NSW - Sydney

AFTA E&T Accredited Training Provider - TAFE NSW SydneyContact: 1300 360 601

TAFE NSW – Sydney (better known as Sydney TAFE) is a nationally and internationally recognised training provider as well as a registered training organisation (RTO) operating under the National Vocational Education Training Regulator. With a strong 125-year history of providing training excellence, we continue to evolve in response to the ever-changing needs of industry. Our Travel and Tourism programs have been providing high quality and industry relevant training for over 40 years. We are the proud recipients of the 2014 and 2016 Best Registered Travel Industry Training Organisation as awarded by the National Travel Industry Awards. We seek to support and be guided by industry in all aspects of our training.  

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: Dec 2016

TAFE Western NSW

TAFE WesternContact: Ann Thompson

TAFE Western NSW offers a range of nationally accredited, travel industry endorsed qualifications, ranging from SIT30261 Certificate III in Travel to SIT60112 Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism, we will fully customise your training to suit your specific requirements and needs. Delivery is flexible, on line or hard copy resources. Our trainers are fully qualified travel industry personnel, with current industry experience. TAFE Western also offers a range of other Tourism Qualifications to meet the demands of Industry, throughout NSW.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: Feb 2016


TAFE Queensland – South Bank, Mooloolaba and Cairns

TAFE QLDEmail: Click here to email >

TAFE Queensland offers over 300 different courses across a variety of key study areas, with multiple locations across the beautiful Queensland. Travel and Tourism is a very important study within our region and we are very proud to be surrounded by industry professionals and networks who are actively involved with the development and continuous improvement of our programs.

When our students complete their studies with us, they will have the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure a competitive advantage when entering the workforce or moving onto further education. Whether a student joins us straight from school or after years in the workforce, we will work with them in the pursuit of their goals.

We want people to succeed, and we believe that the skills and knowledge acquired through study and work with TAFE Queensland helps people to do just that. We also believe that the contributions we make within our community contribute to the success of our community, and we are justifiably proud of that.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: Nov 2016

Travel Training Australia

Travel Training AustraliaContact: Leanne Townsend
Email: Website:

Travel Training Australia is an online travel training company based in Queensland providing unique and specialised travel industry training solutions. Established in 2014, Travel Training Australia offers the nationally accredited, travel industry endorsed qualification, SIT30216 Certificate 3 in Travel, together with fully customised and flexible online training for the travel industry targeted to specific travel business needs. Travel Training Australia also provides options to host and manage internal training within travel companies via an online learning platform developed specifically to meet business requirements.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: Oct 2015


Hamilton College

Hamilton Secondary CollegeContact: Flora Botting

Hamilton College is a specialised RTO learning environment offering many VET and SACE courses including SIT20112 Certificate II in Tourism and SIT31312 Certificate III in Travel. Delivery is external or face to face over 1 or 2 days a week with industry experienced teaching staff. The benefit of enrolling at HSC is the ability to complete SACE to gain an ATAR score, along with a Vocational Certificate and all at a very affordable price. Some eligibility conditions apply. The Adult Campus where Travel & Tourism courses are delivered, includes an adult learning centre that caters for approximately 500 students. The curriculum is based on the SACE Board Subject Outlines ncluding Vocational Education and Training competencies.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: Feb 2016


TAFE SAContact: Trina Bianchini,
Lecturer & Travel Program Co-ordinator
Website: TafeSA

At TAFE SA Tourism, Events and Travel, we believe in engaged and experiential learning, whether in a class, online or upgrading your existing knowledge as an industry professional.

We introduce students to industry by providing field trips and excursions providing experiences and insights into what the tourism, events, travel, guiding and holiday park industries offer their customers. We pride ourselves on offering practical activities, supported by sound industry knowledge to ensure learners succeed. We also partner with industry to provide skill based knowledge, training and mentoring to maximise the potential of the individual and the organisation.

We offer qualifications ranging from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism, Events, Holiday Parks and Resorts and Guiding with pathways to Business and Tourism degrees. We also offer full Recognition of Prior Learning services available at competitive rates to suitably qualified applicants.

Accreditation Status: Standard
Accreditation Date: April 2016


Cornerstone People Solutions

Sharyn van der Veeken
95A Riversdale Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
P:  03 9818 0076

Course Brochure >

We are a learning and development company for people working in the travel and tourism industry.

Our range of tailored, practical learning and development solutions is building a more productive industry workforce. We work alongside industry partners to build expertise through our strong commitment to relevant and inspiring education.

At Cornerstone, our role is to research and navigate best practice within this evolving landscape on behalf of the travel businesses we partner with. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of travel and tourism programs specifically tailored to meet the diverse needs of the various roles within the industry.

• Airlines
• Cruise Companies
• Retail and Corporate Travel agents
• Online Travel Agents
• Wholesale Travel Businesses
• International Tour Operators
• Domestic Tour Operators
• Inbound Tour Operators
• Attractions
• Accommodation
• Insurance and Finance
• Tourism Government Bodies
• Visitor Information Centres

We strive to represent the entire travel and tourism industry by training all working in it. From new trainees to long standing employees we are committed to delivering content that balances what the industry wants with what it needs to remain strong and sustainable.

Our team has proven industry experience, and the knowledge and passion to make a positive, lasting impact on your travel business.

Jetset Training College

Jetset Training CollegeContact: Mary Conway

The Jetset Training College has conducted its Courses since 1988. The Courses are conducted on-campus at 461 Bourke St Melbourne, in both a full-time and part-time mode. Since our inception Jetset Training has forged a reputation for hands-on, caring, student focussed training.

We offer an extensive work experience placement as part of our training, and conduct a highly successful job placement program at the end of our Course. Our Graduates can be found in all areas of the travel industry including Retail, Wholesale, Corporate and Airline and we work closely with employers to ensure our course content remains highly relevant.

Accreditation status: Premium
Accreditation date: September 2018

Suzan Johnston Australia

suzan Johnston training Contact: Donna Leigh

Founded in 1959, Suzan Johnston Australia is an iconic training institution that is renowned throughout Australia for delivering superior and quality training programs.

With decades of experience, Suzan Johnston Australia has an enduring reputation for delivering Nationally Recognised Travel Training that is of the highest standard. Graduates from our Certificate III in Travel are highly regarded and actively sought after for their outstanding knowledge, skills and professionalism. Suzan Johnston Australia is the name employers know and trust, giving our travel graduates a definite competitive edge when pursuing employment.

Delivery is available both full-time and part-time, with all lessons being delivered face-to-face within a relaxed and supportive classroom environment. Our training team consists of exceptional professionals who are dedicated to teaching and have extensive industry skills and experience.
Course fees can be paid in weekly installments and/or may be eligible for a Government Subsidy (call us on 03 9654 0999 to check you eligibility for Government Subsidised Training)

Accreditation date: September 2018

William Angliss Institute

William Angliss Institute
Contact: Corinne Maxfield

For over 75 years William Angliss Institute has been a learning community devoted to students with a passion for foods, hospitality, tourism and events.

The Institute has a range of specialist travel and tourism courses including certificates, diplomas and degrees which will help combine a love for travel and tourism with an incredibly rewarding career. Travel qualifications at William Angliss Institute prepare you to work as a travel agent or as flight attendant, while diploma and advanced diploma level courses combine travel and tourism subjects for a more comprehensive view of the industry as a whole.

Accreditation Status: Premium
Accreditation Date: November 2016

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