Industry training and professional development

Connect and stay up to date with your local tourism industry

Industry events

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.

The Tourism Industry Council Tasmania runs an annual events program including a conference for tourism industry professionals.

Tourism Tasmania newsletter

Stay up-to-date on important updates, industry news, events, and opportunities through Tourism Tasmania’s newsletter.

Subscribe and catch up on past editions.

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.

Listen to the Talking Tourism podcasts

Tasmanian Hospitality Association

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) has a range of resources to help support and build a strong hospitality industry.

Access THA’s resources

Tourism Australia

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.

Subscribe to Tourism Australia’s newsletter or watch past webinars.

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.

Visit the Digital Ready program website

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) has a range of resources to help support and build a strong hospitality industry.

THA also host a TAS Tourism and Hospitality Jobs website if you are looking for staff or a job for yourself.

Tasmanian Leaders

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.

Visit the TAsTafe website

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

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, postgraduate and bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates in tourism.

Austrade – Sustainable Tourism Toolkit

The Sustainable Tourism Toolkit provides businesses with:

  • a starting point to begin their sustainability journey
  • practical tips and ideas
  • links to useful information, training and accreditation programs.

A simplified online version of the Sustainable Tourism Toolkit has also been produced in partnership with