Tourism or Travel Manager

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Job Prospects
Future growth over the next 5 years is moderate.
Avg. weekly wage: $1,080
Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website 2019
Do you like variety in your work? Then a job in the travel and tourism industry is for you. You would perform a broad range of tasks using discretion and judgement. The industry is very flexible and is designed to meet a broad range of employment outcomes. The types of organisations you would be employed in include tourism business requiring multi-skilled employees, and specialist attractions e.g. wineries or museums, or operators and travel agents.

TAFE SA courses that may be relevant for: Tourism or Travel Manager

Accredited (Award)

  • Individuals with this qualification are able to work in any sector of the Tourism industry as a Senior Manager, General Manager or Owner/Operator of any style of small tourism business.
    Possible job titles include:
    · Manager Director
    · Director
    · General Manger
    · General Manager: Sales and Marketing
    · Director of Sales and Marketing
    · Strategic Marketing Manager
    · General Manager: Operations
    · Director of Operations
    · Business Development Manager

    Your will need:
    · Good communication skills
    · Strong customer focus
    · High level of personal presentation
    · Enjoy working with people

  • There are currently no educational requirements needed to become a Senior Tourism and Travel Manager, however, it's becoming increasingly desirable among employers that managers have some formal training.

    TAFE SA offers a Diploma of Travel and Tourism, and a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management that focus on the management and business skills necessary to become a successful manager.

    Pathways include the Certificate III in Travel and Certificate III in Tourism.

    Still Unsure! Then try one of the many short courses also offered through TAFE SA. Check the website for the full list of short courses.

  • This job would see you take on a range of responsibilities, such as, financial control, sales and marketing, staff hiring and supervision, personal development, and strategic planning.

  • You may find yourself working extended hours outside of the 9 to 5 jobs. This would typically include weekends and holidays, as people require tourism and travel throughout all 365, or 366 (leap year) of the year.