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 NSW.

Meetings and Events Australia scholarships

The NSW Government is supporting the future of the state’s event industry by providing scholarships for aspiring event managers in partnership with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA).

The scholarship program, managed by Destination NSW, will support seven up-and-coming event professionals to upskill by undertaking the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management.

The Diploma of Event Management delivered by Meetings and Events Australia (RTO ID: 91329) is an industry designed and delivered qualification that includes training in the core competencies of the sector, from project and budget management to customer service and operational planning.

For more information and to apply, visit Applications close Sunday 22 January 2023.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in tourism, events or hospitality then some of the following links may also 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

International Career Institute

International College of Management

Macarthur Tourism, Travel & Events College

Macleay College, Sydney

Martin College

Open Colleges

William Blue College of Hospitality Management, North Sydney


Tourism Training

Australian Apprenticeships

Tourism Training Australia

ATEC Elite Program - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality


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