Head home Jump to Skillspassport

Discover your future in Hospitality and Tourism

Your next team member awaits...
Is Tourism your game? Take the plunge!
Get your hospitality career cooking!!
Is Tourism your game? Take the plunge!

Get your hospitality career cooking!!

Your next team member awaits...
INDUSTRY NEWS

Labor Tourism Policy Backs Super Growth Sector





The release of Labor’s tourism policy recognises the importance of Australia’s visitor economy and the investment needed in tourism infrastructure to facilitate increased visitation, according to peak industry body, Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA).

Labor’s tourism policy confirms $1 billion for the Northern Australia Tourism Infrastructure Fund to capitalise on Australia’s proximity to Asia, as well as commitments to support further investments in cruise shipping visitor infrastructure, high speed rail and regional airports.

R&CA CEO and Chair of the ACCI National Tourism Council, John Hart says Australia’s proximity to Asia is a golden opportunity that will be lost if appropriate investment is not made in visitor infrastructure.

“Australia welcomed over 1 million Chinese visitors over the past year, injecting $8.3 billion into the economy. The tyranny of distance will become a reality if we don’t continually promote Australia to prospective visitors and make it easier for visitors to travel to, and around, Australia.

“The commitment to infrastructure investment is welcome but must be matched with appropriate funding to ensure it becomes a reality,” Mr Hart says.

Labor’s tourism plan also commits to formal training packages for hospitality staff as well as an audit of tourist visa fees and charges.

“Visa reform and labour and skills were identified as key priorities in the sector’s Serving a Strong Economy election platform.

“Skills deficiencies affect 81 per cent of café and restaurant operators. This is higher than any other cohort in the tourism industry. Jobs growth in the café and restaurant industry is expected to be higher than any other sector at 14.9 per cent, requiring an additional 84,300 jobs by 2020.

“Training and skills packages developed in conjunction with industry will ensure workers have the right skills to do the job. The White Paper on Developing Northern Australia also provided common sense recommendations to address chronic labour shortages through the extension of visas in the region. We need to ensure these reforms remain on the agenda as a matter of priority.

“I’m pleased Labor has recognised the value of Australia’s largest services export sector to the Australian economy and is willing to work with industry to ensure its continued growth,” Mr Hart says.



Ascet: Dont waste another year
DISCOVER HOSPITALITY

Regional wine tourism gets a boost

Export and Regional Wine Support Package, to support sustainable export growth and increased international wine tourism to Australia.

Read more...

CAREERS

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.

Click on image below.

image020

Canberra Institute of Technology
INDUSTRY NEWS

Tourism Business in Australia, June 2012 to June 2016

Tourism businesses made up 13% (around 279,000) of the total 2.2 million businesses in Australia at June 2016.

Read more...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Leisure market drives latest international tourism growth Down Under

Tourism Australia has published an international tourism snapshot featuring arrivals, spend and aviation data for the 12 months to June 2017 as well as a more extensive international market update delving into the current state of Australia’s international tourism

Read more...

Australian Tourism Awards
DISCOVER HOSPITALITY

Australia's best new restaurants

This month, Australia’s best new restaurants champion excellent local produce through the sleek, modern Australian bistro.

Anthony Huckstep provides a wrap up of the dining experiences Australians are queuing up for, including a landmark Sydney opening and a Melbourne bar with a multimillion dollar makeover.

INDUSTRY NEWS

ICC Sydney showcase

Tourism Australia has partnered with ICC Sydney to develop a new Virtual Reality showcase video giving international audiences a virtual tour through the venue.

Read more...

Bulla Gastronorm
DISCOVER HOSPITALITY

There’s nothing like Australia – especially when it comes to quality food and wine experiences

In response to the growing demand globally for food and wine as part of the travel experience, Tourism Australia’s There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign put the spotlight on Australia’s finest array of produce served in the most stunning locations in the world.

Read more...

INDUSTRY NEWS

BuzzFeed foodies showcase Australia’s culinary diversity

Australia’s gastronomic delights feature in three episodes of BuzzFeed’s hit show ‘Worth It’, episodes of which have previously reached more than 10 million views from around the world.

Read more...