The tourism industry presents a number of long-term career pathways and opportunities. In many cases there is no defined path of how to get from point A to point B and arrive at your final career destination, however like most journeys, half the fun is getting there!
In this section you will find career hints, tips and information on training subsidies that may be available to help further your career in the tourism industry.
If you're passionate about a career in the industry, it's important for you to know there are plenty of pathways to pursue the career that is right for you. In this section you will find information about training and professional development, as well as leadership programs and awards.
Training and education providers
Victoria is home to some of Australia’s leading tourism-related training providers. There are a number of courses that cater for all levels that can help you to take that next step in your career in tourism.
Victorian Training Guarantee
The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) provides Government-subsidised training to help you improve your skills in your current job. The VTG can help you if you need foundation-level learning (e.g. literacy, language or numeracy courses), or want to get skills to help you move to the next level.
VTIC/VECCI short courses
The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) is closely aligned with the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), and offers extensive courses to help you build your skills and expand your career options. Courses can be viewed here
Tourism Industry Leadership Program
Ready to take the next step in your career? The Tourism Industry Leadership Program gives people working in tourism the opportunity to become effective leaders in the industry through practical learning workshops.
Find more information on the Tourism Industry Leadership Program in your area:
Melbourne Tourism Industry Leadership Program
Goulburn River Valley Tourism Industry Leadership Program
High Country Tourism Industry Leadership Program
Grampians Tourism Industry Leadership Program
Victorian Tourism Awards
The Victorian Tourism Awards are held annually to recognise the achievements and contributions of Victorian Tourism businesses.
Need a new challenge? There are always opportunities to try something new and different in the tourism industry. Keep on top of what’s out there by checking out industry vacancies in areas of interest to you.