QTIC has secured funding to enhance the level of proficiency of tourism operators to provide products and services that meet and exceed the expectations of Chinese visitors.
QTIC Workforce Capacity is a planning advisory body serving the wider tourism and hospitality industry in Queensland. Workforce Capacity is also the lead agency in addressing workforce challenges, guiding government policy and influencing public funding for training.
QTIC is delivering Skills Advisory services to Queensland tourism and hospitality businesses through the Workforce Futures program in partnership with Service Skills Australia.
An eight-week training course beginning April 2013 is being offered to 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders interested in gaining skills to work in the hospitality industry.
QTIC Indigenous Champions Network increases operator’s awareness of how to encourage and maintain increased participation of Indigenous Australians within mainstream tourism businesses, which is delivered through a series of networking events and opportunities, and a team of volunteer champions.
Hotels, motels, serviced apartments and other tourism accommodation providers across the Northern Territory, Broome, Kangaroo Island, Tropical North Queensland and the Whitsundays will be able to employ seasonal labour from Pacific countries and East Timor from 1 July under the three year trial.
From VET to traineeships through to apprenticeships QTIC can help advise on these areas.
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Following the Workforce Development Plan, QTIC has identified the need to provide professional development activities for trainers and assessors in the vocational education sector. Discussion has also been held as to how QTIC might provide better value for money to its members and offering PD opportunities may address this need.
The aim of the Mature Age Project (MAP) is to raise industry awareness of the ageing population and promote the benefits of older workers (45 years of age and above).
In June 2012 the Queensland Government hosted the DestinationQ Forum in Cairns to discuss the future of tourism in Queensland.
A range of different funding is available for the tourism and hospitality industry to improve the level of skills and training for workers.
User Choice is a national policy governing the flow of public funds to registered training organisations (RTOs). The purpose of User Choice is to make vocational education and training (VET) more responsive to the needs of industry and employers.