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Tourism, hospitality and events

Tourism, hospitality and events

If you savour fine cuisine and coffee, love organising events or simply enjoy the feeling of walking into an outstanding hotel – a career in tourism and hospitality is for you.

Tourism and hospitality is a leading export market with a range of businesses and jobs for a rewarding career. You might train to be a chef, waiter or bartender of a restaurant; manage a five star hotel; plan and organise events; or join a tour or travel agency and see the world. 

In the next five years alone the industry is expected to create 43,900 jobs nationwide and will grow to 1.5 million jobs by 2022 with many opportunities for casual and part-time work as well as full-time jobs.

Entering tourism, travel, events management or hospitality gives you a career that really is 'on the go'. You can work all across Australia or take a leap and move your career overseas. You have a qualification that allows you to roam the world, and work with people from all walks of life. 

On average hospitality workers can expect to earn $900 per week, tour guides from $800 and tourism management positions from $1,200.

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Our Teachers

Vivek Angre
Bread Specialist

Vivek Angre

Northern Sydney Institute
Daniel Herden
Commercial Cookery

Daniel Herden

New England Institute

Our Partners

Tourism partners at Sydney TAFE

Tourism partners at Sydney TAFE



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Made by TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is proud of our many outstanding graduates. They love what they do, are passionate about their industry, and counted on us to help them succeed. Meet our ambassadors, successful graduates who were Made by TAFE NSW.

Ed Halmagyi

Ed Halmagy built the technical foundation for his career by graduating in Commercial Cookery graduate at TAFE NSW North Sydney Institute.

Matt Moran

Nationally renowned chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and author, Matt Moran built the foundation for his career in 1986 by graduating in Commercial Cookery at TAFE Northern Sydney Institute.

Student stories



Rachel Montgomery studies a Diploma of Event Management at Illawarra Institute.


Jake is studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at North Coast Institute.