Bundaberg TAFE offers new tourism course – Bundaberg Now
The Bundaberg TAFE campus will introduce a new Tourism Certificate III course in 2020, paving the way for residents to enter one of the region’s largest industries.
Jo Charters, director of business, hospitality and languages at TAFE Queensland (east coast), said the introduction of the course will provide local students with the skills and knowledge they need to start a successful career. while meeting the demand of the local industry.
“Tourism is a growing industry both in the Wide Bay region and in Australia as a whole, providing a variety of employment opportunities for locals looking to showcase Bundaberg and the surrounding area as a destination. “said Jo.
“Whether you’re interested in a career showcasing our region to visitors as an inbound tour coordinator or visitor information agent, or you want to help locals plan their next vacation as a travel consultant, this course will put you on the path to success. “
Bundaberg Tourism hosts TAFE tourism course
Bundaberg Tourism welcomed the introduction of the Bundaberg-based TAFE tourism course.
Managing Director Katherine Reid said the industry is a good job option for anyone looking to upgrade their skills or change careers.
“The tourism and hospitality industry is a wonderful industry to get involved in, with a diverse range of jobs and long-term careers in the sector,” said Katherine.
“Tourism in the Bundaberg region and the southern Great Barrier Reef is growing rapidly and passionate and skilled workers are needed across the industry to ensure that we provide visitors with extraordinary experiences at every point. of contact.
“Tourism contributes $ 475 million to the economy of the Bundaberg region and provides direct and indirect jobs.
Katherine said if anyone is looking to test the waters, volunteer opportunities are available with Bundaberg Tourism at its visitor information centers in Bundaberg, Gin Gin or Childers.
“[Volunteering] is a great option for people who want to gain experience in the tourism industry.