Choose two: good grades, enough sleep, a social life. That pyramid has always bugged us at Flight Centre Travel Academy – why should you have to choose? By that logic, I guess you could say we spoil our students because when you study with FCTA you don’t have to choose between working, studying and travelling – you can do it all!

Doing what you love is sometimes easier said than done, but working in the travel and tourism industry is one very real way to have a job that not only pays the bills but is exciting and can literally open up a world of opportunities.

The Facts: What qualifications will I get?

Flight Centre Travel Academy offers a Certificate II in Tourism (SIT20112), and a Travel and Business Program where you can gain dual diplomas (BSB50215 and SIT50112) in Travel and Tourism and Business.

We’re powered by global powerhouse Flight Centre Travel Group, if you didn’t pick that up from the name. That said, when you graduate from our courses you’re definitely not limited to being a travel consultant (although let’s be honest, it’s a pretty sweet gig).

You can work on cruise ships, in tourism marketing, as a tour guide, a cabin crew member of an airline, or head straight into Bachelor studies with one of our university partners.

The Fun: Will I get to travel while I study?

What’s the fun of studying or selling travel if you don’t actually get to DIY? Students who complete the Travel and Business Program with FCTA have the opportunity to travel overseas; all they have to do is evaluate the experience from start-to-finish using the theory they’ve learned in class.

The best part? Where you choose to go on your International Travel Experience is up to you! Flight Centre Travel Group chips in $2,000 towards your trip. Whether you want to keep your budget within the $2k mark or simply use it as starting funds towards a mega getaway is your call.

The Freedom: What do the courses look like?

One of the most difficult things nobody tells you about studying at university is perfecting your timetable every semester to be able to fit in casual or part-time work and, more importantly, some time away from the textbooks. FCTA offers a blended online and in-class program that caters to your schedule – not the other way around.

We have flexible course start dates with rolling intakes throughout the year, so if you want to take a well-deserved break after graduating and earn some dollars to bankroll your independence out of home, go right ahead! Eligible students will also receive VET FEE-HELP, meaning no upfront costs.

Our trainers have tonnes of industry experience to share with you, with one-on-one tutor support so you’ll never get left behind. Like a chocolate layer cake, we believe success is best when it’s shared.

Studying at Flight Centre Travel Academy is the perfect launchpad to a career in travel, whether it’s selling the dream as a retail consultant, exploring the world’s ports on a luxe cruise ship, or taking an overseas working holiday. Are you ready to take off on the ride of your life?