Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Do you work well with foreign culture and food? Are you passionate about travel? Or do you enjoy working under pressure? If you answered yes, then a career in tourism, hospitality or events may be ideal for you!
We specialise in meeting the education and training needs of the industry and community. We have different levels of qualification so it doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or a novice.
We have courses across the areas of:
Travel and tourism
Hospitality management, food and beverage
Our courses are designed to ensure our students are highly employable and our faculty has developed strong relationships with many universities allowing our students to gain credit towards related degree courses if they wish to further their studies.
We have a strong practical component to allow our students to be work-ready once graduating. Our staff work closely with the industry to ensure our courses are relevant to today’s work environment.
We also offer short, customised and commercial courses to meet specific skills needs or for employers seeking training for their staff.
In NSW, tourism is a $28 billion industry and is one of Australia’s largest with approximately 2.7 million people travelling to Australia each year on a holiday. That accounts for more than $34 billion going towards Australia’s GDP.*
Supported by the strong tourism sector, hospitality is one of the NSW North Coast’s largest employers, accounting for 7.9% of the region’s workforce, and 7.7% of the total NSW workforce. The accommodation and food services industry had the largest job growth in NSW in 2010/11 with a net increase of 41,700 employees*
Potential tourism, hospitality and events careers include tour guide, travel agent, event manager, accommodation service provider, airline crew, chef, baker or perhaps your own catering business!
*North Coast Institute: Industry Training Profile 2013