Course Name: Introduction to the Abacus GDS
Course Fee: US$195
Duration: 40 Hours online including final assessment.
On average this will take 2 – 3 months to complete.
Unit of Competency: Control reservations using a computer reservations system.
Competency Code: SITTTSLOO1A
What you will learn:
On this course you will learn how to check for airline seat availability, make, amend and cancel client bookings, quote airfares, issue e-tickets and many more travel industry processes – you will actually be doing what Travel Industry Employees do each day while learning a great deal about the airline and agency sectors.
Simply click on the Enrol Now button and follow the prompts. You will receive an e-mail acknowledging your registration.
You will receive an e-mail acknowledging your registration. Please complete the Student Profile when you register and a receipt for the course fee will be sent to your e-mail address.
After your enrolment is processed, (may take up to 24 hours depending on when you register) an Account ID and Password will give you access to the course which is delivered entirely online.
Divided topics, lessons, drills and exercises followed by quizes and final assessment to demonstrate competency. It is important to take each quiz as the questions reinforce the learning process and help you to remember the key learning points.
You should complete the material within 3 – 4 months ideally for maximum retention but you have access to the material for 6 months after registration – at which time your access will expire. By this time you should have also completed the final assessment tasks.
Requests for an Extension: Naturally, if you have any problems meeting this deadline we will consider an extension, please e-mail the College outlining the reasons for your request.
Computer Reservations Systems Training has been accredited by VETAB. (NSW Vocational Education & Training Board) On demonstration of competence and successful completion of this Unit of Competency a nationally accredited and industry recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued. This represents credit towards the SIT30207 Certificate IIII in Tourism (Retail Travel Sales)
Who is this course for
Computer Reservations Systems Training is designed for people who wish to work in the operations area of the Travel Industry. This could include working for an airline in the Reservations or Fares & Ticketing department, a Ticket Consolidator, Tour Operator or as a Travel Agent/ Travel Consultant. This course is designed to accelerate the learning process for those who need to learn an industry skill in a short time.
encode/decode cities, airports and airlines PNR mandatory fields, PNR optional fields, building a complete PNR, "Bargain Finder" fare search, PNR data change and delete, car bookings, changing segment status, classes of service, , fare quote, fares, fare displays, flight availability, flight service information, hotel bookings, introduction to reducing/dividing PNRs, itinerary pricing, queues, rules, seat assignments, seat maps, sign-off, sign-on, storing a fare, ticketing
There are formative quizzes throughout the course, plus drills and exercises. There are 2 final assessments – skills and knowledge must be demonstrated prior to issuance of the Statement of Attainment.
Is it for you?
If you want to work in travel and need to know what GDS skills are all about this training course is for you. On successful course completion you will be competent in the skills required to book client itineraries, fare quote and issue e-tickets. Once you have learned Abacus and can use it in the workplace you can always convert to another reservation system (Amadeus, Galileo or Sabre easity)
What do I need?
Good English Skills and a genuine interest in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Hayton College courses are accessed from a computer using the internet. Basic PC skills along with keyboarding skills are required to complete Hayton College courses.
You must complete the Student Profile e-mailed after registration and include a photocopy of your photo ID. You must set aside several hours a week consistently over several months in order to complete the course successfully. You must take all Quizes, Drills and Exercises in the order in which they appear and keep in touch with your tutors throughout the course
Our commitment to you
Hayton College is dedicated to student support from the moment you register.
Students receive one to one e-mail support from an Industry Expert.
Hayton tutors and trainers all have relevant Industry and Training Experience
Hayton College offers its students:dedicated e-mail support, telephone and Skype support (at agreed times) if required, readiness checks prior to quizes plus additional prepared exercises where required.
For students requiring additional support, tutoring packages are also available.
What jobs can I do on course completion?
After successful completion, graduates will be able to apply for travel jobs with confidence knowing they can make reservations for clients, issue e-tickets, fare quote etc. Usually these jobs will be in airlines, tour wholesalers, ticket consolidators or as a travel agent / travel consultant