Careers in Tourism and Events

11 October 2011

There are a large number of tourism, event 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.

The tourism, event 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, events or hospitality then some of the following links may be of interest to you:


Northern Sydney Institute

South Western Sydney Institute

Sydney Institute


Charles Sturt University


Griffith University

Southern Cross University (Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast)

University of Newcastle

University of Technology, Ku-ring-gai

University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury

Private Colleges

APM Training Institute

Australian College, Sydney

Blue Mountains Hotel School

Bridge Business College, Sydney

Event Management Training Australia

International Career Institute

International College of Management

Macleay College, Sydney

Martin College

Open Colleges

William Blue College of Hospitality Management, North Sydney

Tourism Training

Australian Apprenticeships

Tourism Training Australia

Young ATEC (Australian Tourism Export Council) Development Program


Accommodation Association of Australia

Australian Federation of Travel Agents

Australian Tourism Export Council

Australian School of Business

Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW)

Tourism and Transport Forum

Tourism Industry Council (TIC) NSW

Tourism Training Australia