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Careers in Tourism

There are now a large number of tourism and hospitality courses and internships offered by various tourism providers and the tourism industry recognises the value of offering students traineeship / internship places and work experience. Tourism NSW operated a traineeship program for 9 years from 1998 to 2007.

The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the largest industry groups in Australia. It offers training and careers in a wide range of sectors from travel to accommodation, transport, attractions, restaurants and visitor services.

You can study at TAFE, universities and at private colleges. You can also undertake an apprenticeship or an internship and get on the job work experience. A wide variety of courses and programs are offered throughout New South Wales.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in tourism or hospitality then some of the following links may be of interest to you:

TAFE NSW

Northern Sydney Institute www.nsi.tafensw.edu.au
Sydney Institute www.sit.nsw.edu.au/courses

Universities

Charles Sturt University
Southern Cross University (Lismore)
University of Technology, Ku-ring-gai
University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury
University of Newcastle
Carrick Institute of Education

Tourism Training

Tourism Training Australia www.tourismtraining.com.au
Australian Apprenticeships www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/default.asp
Young ATEC (Australian Tourism Export Council) Development Program

Private Colleges

Billy Blue College, North Sydney www.billyblue.com.au
Blue Mountains Hotel School www.bmihms.nsw.edu.au
Bridge Business College, Sydney www.bridgebc.com.au
International College of Management www.icms.edu.au
Macleay College, Sydney www.macleay.edu.au
Australian College, Sydneywww.australiancollege.edu.au

Internships

Australian Hotel Association of New South Wales www.ahansw.com.au
Hotel Motel and Accommodation Association of NSW www.hmaa.com.au
Australian Federation of Travel Agents www.afta.com.au
Australian Tourism Export Council www.atec.com.au
Australian School of Business www.business.unsw.edu.au
Tourism and Transport Forum www.ttf.org.au/Content/careers.aspx
Tourism Training Australia – see Tourism Training 


Tourism and Hospitality Internships in New South Wales  


 SECTOR  ESTIMATED NUMBER OF INTERNSHIPS
 Hotels  TBA
 Restaurants  280
 Travel/Tourism  190
 Human Resources  410
 Hotel Schools   600
 Clubs (Registered – NSW)  260
 Motels  50
 Resorts  Obtained from hotel schools direct
 Hunter Valley/Wineries  Selected by local wineries
 Cruising  94
 Apartments (accommodation)  65
Source: Tourism Training Australia

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