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Industry opportunities in tourism

Grossing $100 billion in revenue in the last financial year, Tourism is a high-growth sector that has annually increased its revenue by five percent over the past five years.

What to expect from a career in this industry

If you have a passion for travel and enjoy working with people then the tourism industry could provide an exciting, experience-filled career that can take you all over Australia and the world. 

With this growth, there is a current skills shortage and high demand for skilled workers. 

Career outcomes in the tourism industry are varied and can range from working as a travel agent, eco-tour operator, city guide, hotel manager, chef, event and conference organiser, to food and beverage manager and more. 

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • Opportunity to work anywhere in the world
  • Interaction with people and communities
  • High employability for skilled workers
  • Ability to move into different roles across the industry
  • Flexible lifestyle options to your preference e.g. 9-5 or shift work.

There are many pathways to becoming skilled in this growing sector. To become a travel consultant you take could take undertake a travel sales traineeship. These could be done alongside further studies, such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management. 

Tourism industry apprenticeships and traineeships  

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the tourism industry with Mas. Mas helps job seekers who are looking to reskill or upskill to find the jobs and careers they want.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.