Why Australia?

An incredible place to have an adventure

Australia is an amazing place to get practical experience in the field, and you could also have the adventure of a lifetime while you study. You’ll have opportunities to put what you learn into practice.

Courses focused on getting you a job

All hospitality and tourism courses in Australia are structured to help you move into a career. Courses are designed with industry, and are regularly reviewed to make sure you are learning the most relevant skills to help you find a job and succeed.

A safe, supportive place with many cultures 

Australia’s vibrant cities house students from more than 190 different countries. So, you will have the chance to experience the Australian way of life while feeling a safe sense of belonging in a multicultural place.

Study Options

Travel, tourism and hospitality studies will give you specialist skills in your chosen area, but you will also gain important business skills and communication skills along the way. 

Depending on what interests you, or where your existing skills are, you could build your expertise in any part of the industry – from the ground services provided at airports and shipping ports, to concierge services and hotel management, and the food and drink experiences people have at their destinations.

Your studies can help you build your knowhow and practical skills in: 

  • the Australian tourism industry 
  • the global tourism industry
  • housekeeping
  • food and hospitality business 
  • preparation, display and service of food and beverages
  • business skills for managing tourist operations
  • project management skills 
  • interpersonal and customer service skills 
  • health and safety standards
  • flight services (on the ground and in the air)
  • hotel management. 

If you want a future full of fun and adventure, you love helping others enjoy life, and you want to become a fantastic communicator and customer service professional, this field could be a match for you.

Fast facts

Quality education

6 Australian education providers are ranked in the world’s top 100 for Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Industry demand

The tourism industry in Australia employs more than 650,000 people – 5% of Australia’s workforce.

A strong food culture

Australia is a thriving foodie destination, and chefs and cooks are in demand.

Career options 

Working in this booming industry opens exciting opportunities with: 

  • hotel and resort groups 
  • food and beverage operators 
  • entertainment and leisure services 
  • tourism operators 
  • transport and travel providers 
  • destination marketing and management organisations.  

Worldwide travel is opening up, and people are spending more time investing in leisure. That means there is more demand for professional staff in international travel, tourism and hospitality organisations.  

With your expertise in your chosen area coupled with your understanding of business, you will have skills that are needed all over the world – you could take your job nearly anywhere where services are needed, and have an adventure at the same time.  

Whether you pursue a career as a pilot, a hotel housekeeper, a restaurant manager or a chef, you will be part of a global team that is making places more fun and enjoyable for people to experience.  

Jobs in demand 

Australia plays a major role in reconnecting people from around the world and providing them with great experiences.  

With its incredible landscapes, colourful cities, friendly locals and foodie culture, it is no wonder that the country’s thriving travel, tourism and hospitality industry is growing and needs to employ more people.  

Between 2021 and 2026, it’s expected that there will be increased demand for workers across the industry. Employment is expected to increase by:  

  • 13.2% in accommodation and food services – an extra 112,400 jobs 
  • 34% in travel agency and tour arrangement services – an extra 10,200 jobs. 

Across these sectors, the number of jobs is set to increase most for:  

  • hotel and motel managers – 2.2% (400) more jobs 
  • travel attendants – 23.9% (1,100) more jobs 
  • café and restaurant managers – 23.7% (17,500) more jobs 
  • chefs – 13.9% (11,200) more jobs 
  • fast food cooks – 18% (10,300) more jobs 
  • air transport professionals – 31.4% (3,900) more jobs. 

Find out more about jobs and salaries. 

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