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The tourism and events industry offers a variety of exciting career opportunities, both within Australia and around the world. Whether you want to be a tour operator, travel agent, travel consultant, event planner, or function coordinator, we have a course that's right for you.

Tourism is a major contributor to the nation’s economy. With international visitation to Australia growing at nearly three times the rate of global travel, Australia now makes more money selling tourism services to foreigners than it makes from exporting coal. Domestic tourism is also seeing strong growth with domestic travel growing at its fastest pace since formal records began in 1998.

If you complete a TAFE Queensland diploma you can take advantage of our diploma-to-degree pathway options. Get in the fast lane and jump straight into the second year of a related bachelor’s degree at some of Australia’s top universities. You’ll graduate with two qualifications in the same time it would normally take to complete one, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

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Career outcomes
  • Conference coordinator
  • Event planner
  • Functions manager
  • Inbound tour coordinator
  • Ride attendant
  • Tour operations manager
  • Travel consultant
  • Visitor information officer
 
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