What are the top trending Geelong Region Eat, Stay & Tour careers in tourism?
What does a tourism worker do?
Guide, manage, inform and support international and local tourism to the Geelong region.
What do I need to be good at?
- Informing and leading groups
- Gathering and keeping up to date with tourism services
- Researching and collecting facts and historical information
- Working in a team
- Relating well to the customer
- Patience and kindness
- Working quickly and well under pressure
- Following directions
- Work related literacy and numeracy
How much do I get paid?
Starts at $45,000 and progresses to $78,000 per year, depending on your experience.o
How do I get trained?
At school by
- Doing year nine work experience with an employer in regional Eat, Stay and Tour careers.
- Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate II in Tourism where you study part time at TAFE . If you secure a school based traineeship with a local employer, you can complete your year 12 and spend one or two days a week with your employer. You could graduate with year 12, a Certificate 11 in tourism, and the equivalent of up to one year of your apprenticeship completed.
At the Gordon TAFE or other registered training organisation by
- Completing a short course in Travel or Customer Service
- Completing a six month Full time Certificate III Tourism, Guiding or Travel course. You donâ€™t need an ATAR , but you will need a year 11 completion.
- Completing a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma Travel and Tourism Course
On the job
- Look for a school based apprenticeship or full time apprenticeship with G Force, an individual employer or another apprenticeship provider.
How do I get experience?
Undertake work experience opportunities in Tourism, from the GRVEC site, or ask your careers teacher or VET or VCAL coordinator. You can ask an Eat, Stay, Tour careers employer for a voluntary work opportunity. You could also volunteer with Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine to build your knowledge and experience of regional tourism opportunities.
Undertake a short hospitality or tourism course at the Gordon, or another training provider, to prepare you for the many part time work opportunities in Eat, Stay, Tour careers.
Keep an eye on the Volunteering Geelong website.
What does this job lead to?
Fully qualified and experienced tourism workers can go on to become business owners and operators. Further training can lead to specialisation in:
- Travel agencies
- Tourism Business management