Flight Centre Travel Academy

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Wondering what to do after you finish high school? Do you love to travel? Do you want to work in an industry full of opportunities and lots of travel discounts? If you answered yes, then the Flight Centre Travel Academy is the place for you!

Our Diploma of Travel and Tourism is designed to set you up for success and help you start your exciting career in travel. Online or virtual classrooms, full-time or part-time, a career inside or outside of the Flight Centre Travel Group, the choice is yours

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers insight into the diverse tourism industry from knowledge provided first hand from Australia’s largest travel company, Flight Centre. The content delivered and systems you train on, are always current and in-line with the ever changing industry.

This course offers an insight into diverse areas of the tourism industry heading first hand from industry experts and employers, where students will understand the difference between various parts of the tourism industry, destination management and effective organisational structures.

You will develop specialised knowledge in various travel styles and a variety of airlines, cruises, tours and hotels, including how to use this information to ensure you are meeting customers’ needs. Our Diploma of Travel and Tourism is a tertiary (university) level qualification. It makes up the first year of a Bachelor’s degree with Torrens University Australia. Upon graduation, you can progress straight into a second year of a Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) with Torrens University. After 2 more years of study, you can graduate with a Bachelor’s degree.


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What You Need to Know

University Qualification

In partnership with Torrens University Australia, we have created a tertiary level, nationally recognised Diploma of Travel and Tourism to help set you up for career success in this changing world. This course is 100% FEE-HELP supported for eligible students.

Expert Trainers

Learn about real-world travel sales, products and systems from passionate industry experts. Each of our facilitators has years of experience across the travel and tourism sector, from airlines and tour to corporate travel.

Facilitated Learning

Learn practical skills from our industry expert facilitators in a supportive small class environment. Take part in industry presentations, career conversations and work experience opportunities.

Industry insights

The travel industry is changing in front of our eyes, gain access to the latest updates on travel trends and sustainability with the industry leaders. The content we teach in our course is more important than ever to lead you to a long and successful career in travel and tourism.”

Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Flight Centre Travel Academy is able to offer what no other training providers in travel can – the best blend of academic content and industry know-how.

Delivered in conjunction with our partner Torrens University Australia, the Diploma of Travel and Tourism has been designed to provide graduates with a broad base of travel and tourism knowledge and skills suitable for employment. The Higher Education Diploma allows graduates to continue on to the Bachelor of Business with Torrens University Australia.

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers insight into the diverse tourism industry from knowledge provided first hand from Australia’s largest travel company. The content delivered and systems students train on, are always current and in-line with the ever-changing industry. When you study with us, you are studying with the best.


Full-time 36 weeks (2 semesters)
Part-time 72 weeks (4 semesters)


Full-time 8 (4 per semester)
Part-time 8 (2 per semester)

Intake Dates

1 intake per month.

Delivery Mode

Blended (face-to-face and online) OR 100% online

*Our on-campus classes have been currently replaced with online simulated classrooms during COVID-19 restrictions


Upfront or Fee-Help*

*For eligible students

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Entry Requirements

Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) & online admission

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100% online or virtual classrooms

Start date


Bachelor of Business

Take the next step in your education journey

Commencing your studies with the Diploma of Travel and Tourism is a great option if you don’t have an ATAR score, have been out of study for a while, or currently don’t meet the direct entry requirements for university. Plus, your first year will be spent learning directly from one of the pioneers and global leaders of the travel agent industry.

Our Diploma gives you guaranteed direct entry into year two of any of the following Bachelor of Business pathways:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Events Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Graduate with a Bachelor of Business and you’ll be job-ready to move into a management role in a leading organisation or launch your own business as an entrepreneur.

Throughout the course, you will develop the skills to research, analyse and interpret the international and domestic business environments; create effective marketing plans; and identify exciting and strategic business opportunities.


Full-time 3 years (including one year of Diploma)
Part-time 6 years (including 2 years of Diploma)

Delivery Mode

Facilitated learning (in-class) and online OR 100% online

Job Placement

As a part of our passion for our students and the travel industry, we have introduced a new and exclusive student service. Our Travel Academy Recruitment Team are here to help get you employed anywhere across the industry, nationwide. They specialise in matching, connecting and providing career pathways for our students.

What does this actually mean?


We aim to match you to an employer that will be perfect for you and one that you will love working for.


Through our industry experience, we have built strong relationships meaning we are able to put you in touch with the right people to help kick-start your travel and tourism career.

Provide Pathways

Our commitment to you and your career extends beyond your time studying with us. We continue to help you along your career pathway long after graduation. We have partnerships established in our Work + Study Program with various hotels, resorts and travel agencies across Australia, so if you are looking for a job, studying with us is a practical and exciting solution!

Our Recruitment Team recently MATCHED graduate Amelia with an employment opportunity in Guest Services at the Sofitel Noosa Resort. The team worked with Amelia to match her career goals, strengths and experience to our portfolio of exclusive job opportunities with our network of partners, so she was able to find the right job for her.

“Thank you again for all the help, yourself and FCTA were incredible and helped me through my studies and job search the whole way, I’m very grateful!”

– Amelia Jacobs, Diploma of Travel and Tourism Graduate

Work, Study + Play

With our latest program you can Work, Study + Play in The Whitsundays! 

Combined with our Travel and Tourism Diploma, this program offers you exclusive adventures with luxury resort destinations, travel benefits, sustainability and eco-tourism experiences with a variety of support levels along the way. This program enables you to complete your study, whilst working in The Whitsundays, all the while experiencing some amazing benefits.

You and your Work, Study + Playmates will discover the employer partners, industry-experiences and enjoy the exclusive benefits this program has to offer!

Explore our Work, Study + Play Whitsundays Guide

Employment Requirements: 

Our Work, Study + Play program includes priority employment application processing with our partners. While we will work with you to complete the employment process, you will still be required to go through a standard screening process with our hotel partners to ensure your suitability for the roles available.

The employment opportunities include Food & Beverage, Room Attendant and Guest Services roles.

Program Requirements: 

To be eligible for the Work and Play components of this program, study requirements of the Diploma must be adhered to.

Entry Requirements for Enrolling in the Diploma:

The employment opportunities with the hotels under this program are only available when also enrolling in our Diploma of Travel and Tourism. You must meet the following eligibility criteria to enrol in our Diploma:

  1. Completed Year 12 OR Cert IV or higher; and
  2. Australian and NZ citizen or permanent resident

Find out more about our entry requirements.

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Start Your Career in Travel & Tourism

Hear first-hand from experts in the industry!

May 26, 2022 |

In partnership with Torrens University Australia, we facilitate the Diploma of Travel and Tourism, whilst also providing employment opportunities and networking connections to set you up for a successful career in travel.  Join Renee and Jamie from FCTA and Josh, a graduate of the diploma who is now kicking goals with Ignite Travel Group, to discuss all things Flight Centre Travel Academy!

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