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Tourism careers combine people skills with sales, management and technology. This career area is one of the world's largest industry and is getting bigger all the time. TAFE NSW tourism teachers are experienced industry experts who can help you develop the career you want.

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All TAFE NSW travel courses concentrate on the skills you will need in tomorrow's workplace. Choose from shorter courses, to certificate courses to give you the career foundations, or specialise in everything from cruises to adventure tourism.

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“To keep staff abreast of digital industry trends we have invested significantly in training”

Sean Goggin - Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

Sean Goggin says studying a travel and tourism course through TAFE Digital empowered him to consider a range of business enhancements, and enabled him to implement a range of marketing policies, plans and initiatives to maintain high standards at his resort.

“The way we market to our guests,” said Sean, “has changed significantly with online campaigns now making up over 60% of our overall budget spend compared to 20% just three years ago.“

Sean also built a more user-friendly website with mobile-device functionality, giving him the confidence to expand the business, with a new events centre set to open soon.

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Study travel and tourism for a career you can take all over the world.

Like hospitality, tourism is a global service industry, so the skills you learn are relevant and transferrable no matter where life takes you.

If you love travelling, adventure and sharing experiences with others, a TAFE NSW travel and tourism course could be for you.

At TAFE NSW, there are a range of short and longer travel and tourism courses to help you start a career, fill a skills gap, or take your expertise to the next level.

Learn to use specific industry reservation and operation systems in one of our short courses, or build a whole suite of practical skills with a Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism.

When you study travel and tourism management at TAFE NSW you learn to lead and manage a team, develop, coordinate and market tourism products, analyse industry data, and make effective strategic decisions.

Prepare for a leadership role with the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management, then make the leap to senior management with the Advanced Diploma.

Graduates of Certificate III and Certificate IV travel and tourism courses go onto roles such as:

  • International or domestic travel consultant
  • Cultural, historical or heritage guide
  • Tour manager

Graduates of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management go onto roles like:

  • Reservations and sales manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Tour operations manager

Take the first step with a Certificate III in Travel or a Certificate III in Tourism, then build on your existing skills and take on more responsibility with a Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism.

Prepare for a career in travel and tourism management with the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management and be well-placed for senior management with the Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management.

Accounting for 10% of Australia’s exports, travel and tourism is a super-growth sector ready to drive new jobs and advance the economy over the next decade.

The travel and tourism industry is big and diverse. It includes travel and tour agencies, hotels, cruise ships and resorts, tour guides, experience and service providers, entertainers and hospitality workers. Part-time employment is common, making it an appealing option for young people who want to combine work and study1.

1 https://joboutlook.gov.au/industries/industry-profiles?industryCode=H

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What job opportunities could a travel and tourism course lead to?

A travel and tourism course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from travelling as a tour guide to helping travellers find the right path as a travel consultant.

Qualifications in travel and tourism can lead to a job as a tourism and information officer, tour director, travel consultant or a reservation manager. The average weekly salary for a fitness instructor is $984.

Whether you’re just starting out in your travel and tourism career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Tourism, Travel and Tourism Management, Guiding, Event Management, Hospitality Management and Outdoor Recreation.