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Tourism workforce development

We are committed to supporting Queensland to have a skilled, resilient and world-class tourism workforce who deliver exceptional services and experiences.

On this page

  • Young Tourism Leaders program
  • Work in Paradise Tourism and Hospitality Jobs website
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Build a skilled workforce and business capabilities

The Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032 (Good people, Good Jobs) is connecting Queenslanders with the work they want, supporting employers to develop inclusive work practices, and growing a stronger and more diverse workforce.

The strategy is built on 3 pillars to connecteducate and attract the state's workforce to ensure the continued success of our economy, while enhancing Queensland's reputation as the best place to live, work and play.

Given the important role that tourism plays in the Queensland economy, it is vital that industry has the skills and experience to meet the growing demands of visitors who are seeking high quality services and experiences.

Inclusive employment

When you employ a worker, the main priority is to have the right person for the job. As 1 in 6 people in Australia have a disability, the right person for the job could be a person with disability.

People with disability bring a range of skills and abilities to the workplace and can strengthen your business through a more diverse, inclusive and stable workforce and assist in addressing workforce shortages.

Find out more about programs and services to help businesses accommodate a person with disability.

Our Young Tourism Leaders program supports role models who inspire Queensland's next generation to pursue a career in tourism.

Our Leaders have found success early and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and advice. They share personal and professional stories related to their career journey so far, and highlight the everyday benefits a role in tourism can offer.

The role of a Young Tourism Leader includes:

  • making presentations in schools
  • engaging with vocational and tertiary students
  • taking part in careers events
  • networking within the tourism industry.

Leaders work across all regions of Queensland and exceed in a variety of different roles highlighting the diversity of opportunities for a career in tourism.

The Young Tourism Leaders are passionate about helping shape future career pathways for young people and are keen to make an impact on the future development of Queensland tourism.

Work in Paradise Tourism and Hospitality Jobs website

The Work in Paradise Tourism and Hospitality Jobs website is designed to be a pathway to paradise for people who want a job in Queensland tourism.

It makes it easier for job seekers to find a job, relocate for a job and do their job by being a one stop shop connecting jobseekers with jobs right across Queensland and connecting employers to prospective candidates across Australia.

Employers can upload jobs to the website at no cost and the site has information on training opportunities, accommodation options and living in Queensland’s regions.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council works in partnership with government agencies and industry bodies at a local, state and national level to help develop workforce skills and support tourism jobs and business.

Last updated: 17 Jul 2023