Industry training and professional development
Connect and stay up to date with your local tourism industry
Tasmania’s regional tourism organisations(RTOs) host regular events for tourism operators to stay connected and informed. Subscribe to the relevant RTO newsletter to stay up to date.
Tourism Tasmania e-newsletter
Stay up-to-date on important updates, industry news, events, and opportunities through Tourism Tasmania’s e-newsletter.
Learn through informative podcasts, webinars and videos
Tourism Industry Council Tasmania - Talking Tourism podcast series
The Talking Tourism podcast series offers free fortnightly podcasts featuring experienced tourism operators, business coaches or experts on topics relevant for tourism operators and people working in the industry.
Tasmanian Hospitality Association
The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) has a range of resources to help support and build a strong hospitality industry.
Tourism Australia sends regular industry updates and host webinars to keep industry updated on tourism activities and developments across Australia and internationally. Tourism Australia also offers a range of industry resources.
Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) webinars and tutorials
ATEC has a suite of eLearning courses, such as its foundation training program 'Tourism Trade Ready' and 'Host' key international market and market segment training programs.
Visit the ATEC Tourism Training Hub.
Improve on your online presence and learn new digital skills
Digital Ready program
The Digital Ready website includes a number of resources to assist Tasmanian businesses in building a strong online presence. The program also offers Tasmanian businesses a free two-hour coaching session with an expert digital coach delivered remotely via Zoom or phone. To book a free coaching session, call Digital Ready on 1800 955 660.
Join a course or coaching program and develop your professional skills and business
Visitor Experience Training (VXT)
VXT is a purpose-built organisation that trains the hospitality and tourism workforce to deliver the Tasmanian experience. Courses are designed to enable participants to be job-ready and include skills such as bar operators, housekeeping, food and beverage service, and front-of-house training.
The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) is the peak industry body for hotels, accommodation, restaurants, cafes, caterers, community sporting and RSL clubs in Tasmania.
THA operates the Great Customer Experience programme for training staff at your venue.
THA also host a TAS Tourism and Hospitality Jobs website if you are looking for staff or a job for yourself.
Tasmanian Leaders run a year-long leadership program for participants from a broad range of experiences, backgrounds and sectors. i-Lead is a nine-week high-impact program with a blend of online and in-person learning.
TasTAFE offers a range of introductory courses and skills development courses across three campuses in Tasmania.
- Certificates III in Tourism
- Certificate III in Guiding
- Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management
Guiding and outdoor skills, customer service, front office and visitor experience courses.
ATEC – Travel Trade Ready Training Program
ATEC operate a national trade training programme called Tourism Trade Ready. This online, interactive, self-directed course is intended for both new and existing tourism operators looking to learn how to work effectively with travel trade partners.
Brand Tasmania’s role is to ensure the Tasmanian brand is strengthened locally, nationally and internationally, and is promoted as a key asset of the Tasmanian community. Brand Tasmania run a series of storytelling workshops to help tourism operators identify and share their story.
Tassie Tourism Ambassador Program
The Tassie Tourism Ambassador Program is a free course that has been created specifically for the Tasmanian tourism industry as a way to equip tourism and hospitality staff and interested locals with the skills to offer a great visitor experience and local knowledge to tell the story of the region.
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania (UTAS) offers a series of online and in-person undergraduate, post graduate and bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates in tourism.