Workforce Development Update - April

As the Industry Advisory Organisation for the Queensland tourism and hospitality industry, QTIC work closely with government and industry on a range of workforce development skills matters and provide industry intelligence on workforce development strategies and training advice to government. Take a look at our April update below.

QTIC Micro-Credentials

The tourism industry, like the rest of the community, is facing exceptionally difficult times due to the impact of COVID-19. In the face of overwhelming adversity, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is fast-tracking the launch of a Micro-Credentialing program, which will provide skilling solutions for immediate benefit to tourism and hospitality businesses and their employees. 

The project will provide 400 tourism and hospitality businesses and their staff with the opportunity to acquire specific skills, or micro-credentials, through a comprehensive online delivery platform. QTIC aims to reach at least 1,750 tourism and hospitality employees with this new tool.

If your business would like to participate express your interest here.

Click here for more information.    

QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, QTIC has modified the awards program to allow for nominations and judging to take place completely online.  The “skills test day” for secondary students has been modified to include video submissions demonstrating practical skills, responses to written assessment submitted by PDF into the Judgify system, and finally face to face interviews with judges conducted through scheduled webinars.

The formal awards dinner will be postponed until early 2021.  Finalists will not be kept in suspense until next year, QTIC will be holding an online event to announce the winners on the 27 July 2020.

Nominations are open for the 2020 QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards. 

2020 Award Categories include:

  • Secondary student-Tourism
  • Secondary student- Food and Beverage
  • Secondary student-Cookery
  • Teacher/Trainer of the Year
  • Employer of the Year

Nominate here

For enquiries contact 07 3236 1445 or email 

Flexible Chef Apprenticeship

COVID-19 presents exceptionally difficult times for the tourism industry.  In the face of overwhelming adversity, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has several programs to continue engagement and skill development with the tourism workforce.

The QTIC, RTSP program was designed as a flexible cookery apprenticeship to permit participant mobility across the state.  The program provides participants the flexibility to continue their studies during periods of unemployment. 

The program targets casual cooks wanting to gain the professional trade qualification, SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.  To date QTIC has qualified more than 150 professional cooks across Queensland with our partner RTOs.   If you would like to participate express your interest here or click here for more information.