QTIC Disruptive Technologies Project
To understand the current position of the digital competencies of the tourism and hospitality industry, QTIC secured funding through the Queensland Government's Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund. The Project included consultation across all 13 tourism regions, with a sample of small, medium and large employers across the state, to establish a Queensland Tourism Digital Workforce Plan that identified the:
- Extent of current engagement with digital technology among operators and employees.
- Current workforce skills needs and current skills deficiencies.
- Impacts and implications the introduction of digital technologies has had on the workforce.
- Technologies that promote opportunities in efficiencies and economic benefits to operators and state GSP.
- Technologies that offer opportunities to enhance customer attraction, access, experiences and satisfaction.
- Likely return on investment at varying stages of embracing digital technology.
- Reason for digital technology adoption and the outcomes of introduction.
- Barriers to implementation.
- Opportunities for businesses and regions.
See full project scope here.
QTIC Mature Aged Program
The QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Mature Aged Program aimed to promote inclusiveness in the workforce, enabling people to stay connected and contribute socially and economically. The program aligned to the civic participation and employment goal of the Queensland Governments, Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program.
The project provided opportunities for seniors aged 55 years and over to participate in employment, training, lifelong learning and volunteering opportunities.
The integration of seniors in the workforce promotes intergenerational problem solving and an increase in the connection between older and younger staff members. Champion employers demonstrated the value of having mature people in the workforce and the value of learning from one another.
Queensland: An age-friendly community toolkit
Advantages of employing mature aged workers
Employer wage subsidies
Best Practice: Recruiting and Retaining Experienced Staff
Working after pension age
Work opportunities for seniors and over 50's workforce
Re-entering the workforce
Tax table for seniors and pensioners
Workforce Reports and Guides
Chef Shortage Report
The demand for cooks and chefs in Queensland is increasing and shows no signs of slowing down. This report has been developed to identify the challenges associated with attraction, recruitment, and retention and training quality of the workforce.
The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) consulted with more than 60 professional chefs and human resource managers from the Gold Coast and Cairns regions through forums to identify current challenges and develop strategies to alleviate the skill shortage and pressure on industry. This report, presented to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, summarises the key issues and opportunities identified through this process. View the full report here.
Tourism and Hospitality Best Practice Guide
The QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Best Practice Guide provides guidelines for tourism industry employers on how to recruit, train and create an engaged and motivated workforce so that your customers receive great service and that your investments in staff will last over a longer term because of better staff retention.
This document was commissioned by QTIC and prepared by Norton Rose Fullbright, and BDO. We would like to acknowledge Human Recruitment Solutions for their contribution to the development of this guide. This document has been developed with the support of the Queensland Government.
Tourism and hospitality visa factsheet
QTIC has put together a factsheet outlining Australian visas that are currently available to skilled migrants and jobseekers looking for employment with the tourism and hospitality industry.
Guide to sponsoring a skilled migrant
QTIC provides an overview of the steps and costs involved in sponsoring a temporary or permanent skilled migrant in our Guide to Sponsoring a Skilled Migrant. This guide was originally produced by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has been tailored by QTIC to meet the needs of the tourism and hospitality industry.