Education and Training

Education imageThere are many options for you to train for the travel and tourism industry. You can study at a TAFE College or Private Training College or at University and in some cases individual companies will provide on the job training.

Traineeships are also available to approved applicants. Training is available for those who are: school leavers seeking a career in the industry, workers looking for a career change and existing travel and tourism industry employees who wish to further develop their career or change e.g. from one industry sector to another or from a customer service role to marketing. Senior high school students can also study tourism as part of their senior education certificate and in some cases it will contribute to the score for university admission.

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You can complete a tourism qualification as part of your HSC. In some cases it will count towards your university entrance score as well as receive advance standings should you continue with your studies at a vocational education college.

For more information you can check with your school careers advisor or visit the following sites.

Vocational Education and Training

Learn through practical experience

Qualifications are available at Certificate 11, 111 and IV level as well as Diploma and Advanced Diploma and can be linked to an industry sector or job role. Short courses are also available to suit individual organisations and or an individual’s skill gap requirements. If you undertake a Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a vocational education college you may be eligible to receive credits towards a degree course at many universities. This is a viable alternative pathway to a university degree where you gain all the required practical industry skills prior to your university studies.

Vocational Education Colleges

TAFE Colleges

Visit the following sites to find a course to suit you:

Private Registered Training Organisations

Visit the following sites to find a course to suit you:


Many universities offer training in tourism related qualifications such as Bachelor of Tourism Management, Masters of Tourism Management and other related degrees such as Bachelor of Business with marketing, management and tourism majors. Visit the university websites for more information.

Training Pathway

Career Pathways Map

The Career Pathways map provides an overview of travel industry job roles categorised by industry sector. Qualifications are highlighted in the left column that are considered ‘ideal’ for entry level to the travel industry. Qualification levels change as the individual progresses through to management. Please note that skills and knowledge are transferable across all industry sectors making it possible to change career pathways.

View Career Pathways Map

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