Tourism & Event Management at TAFE NSW
The tourism industry in Australia is travelling well - so new, talented employees have a great journey ahead of them. Careers in tourism have always been popular as they provide the opportunity to join an industry that is an important part of Australia's economy.
Festivals and cultural events are also a major part of Australian life, with at least one happening every day somewhere in the country and attendance rates of more than 10 million people every year. They range in size from small community celebrations to major cultural events, and embrace music, theatre, performance, art, food and wine, heritage, multicultural and indigenous events.
Back in the conference room, business events and conferences is a healthy multi-billion dollar industry in Australia, and one that is expected to more than double in size in the next decade.
At Northern Sydney Institute we pride ourselves on offering professional qualifications with the maximum possible hands-on, real world experience giving you direct pathways to university or successful industry employment.
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A look at the facts...
(Source: joboutlook.gov.au, Tourism Research Australia, IBIS World Report 2011/12 - Tourism)
- Travel and tourism continues to be one of the world’s largest industries. By 2022, the Australian travel and tourism industry is forecast to support 1,443,000 jobs (11.7% of total employment).
- Tourism industry revenue is estimated to total over $114 billion in 2014.
- A stronger business confidence outlook over the next five years is expected to translate into higher spending on corporate events and sponsorship, resulting in strong growth in employment for conference and event organisers.
- It is expected that there will be a shift towards higher level qualifications in both industries.
A career in tourism & event management
Possible job roles include:
- adventure/outdoor guide
- adventure tour manager
- cultural guide
- event manager
- general manager of operations
- hospitality business development manager
- hotel manager
- sales manager
- tour coordinator
- leisure consultant
- reservations sales agent
- retail travel manager
- tour guide/site guide
- tour operator/manager
- tour sales consultant
- venue manager
- wedding planner
- winery guide
Queensland Tourism Awards
The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the state's tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.
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QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.
Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.
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From kitchen hand to tourism operator - a path to success
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Tourism Australia has published a summary report of a study it conducted in September 2016 into the perceptions held by Australian consumers with respect to the size and value of Australia’s tourism industry.