Tourism the career opportunities are endless

Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland Vlasoff Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.

Job opportunities range far and wide to include media and marketing specialists, graphic designers, business managers, developers, hospitality roles, tour guides, pilots, flight attendants, cruise industry jobs, boat captains, finance specialists, travel agents and event managers.

With global tourism growth breaking records and Queensland’s tourism industry growing strongly, it’s never been a better time to work in tourism.

Over 20,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Queensland’s tourism industry by 2020. An industry that is worth $25 billion and supports over 217,000 jobs.

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Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games

Working in tourism is a ticket to see the world.


The Young Tourism Leaders Program shows what an amazing lifelong career you can have in the tourism industry.

Enjoy working in an industry that brings exciting opportunities and inspires you every day.

Our Leaders are role models working in the industry and offer great advice to get your foot in the door. Meet our leaders below and connect with them on social media.

Ashleigh Taylor Ashleigh Taylor

Ashleigh Taylor

Hungry Jack’s Brisbane
Rachel Dudok Rachel Dudok

Rachel Dudok

Aviation Australia Brisbane
Hannah Briggs Hannah Briggs

Hannah Briggs

James Cook University Townsville
Bradley Illich Bradley Illich

Bradley Illich

Newbook Gold Coast
Adam O’Malley Adam O’Malley

Adam O’Malley

Vineworks Cairns
Julia Paussa Julia Paussa

Julia Paussa

Coast Bar and Restaurant Hervey Bay
Mac Wahlheim Mac Wahlheim

Mac Wahlheim

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Gold Coast
William Enoch Tranby William Enoch Tranby

William Enoch Tranby

CaPTA Group Cairns
Brooke Santurini Brooke Santurini

Brooke Santurini

Gold Coast SUNS Gold Coast
Zac Garven Zac Garven

Zac Garven

Empire Apartment Hotel and Edge Apartment Hotel Rockhampton
Ellie Tonkin Ellie Tonkin

Ellie Tonkin

Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism Bundaberg
Grace Elliott Grace Elliott

Grace Elliott

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum Winton
Jackie Babbage Jackie Babbage

Jackie Babbage

Riverlife Group Brisbane
Megan Kadic Megan Kadic

Megan Kadic

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Cairns
Amanda Hinton Amanda Hinton

Amanda Hinton

Capricorn Caves Rockhampton
Adam Balkin Adam Balkin

Adam Balkin

Curtis Ferry Services Gladstone
Hannah Payer Hannah Payer

Hannah Payer

The Tourism Group Sunshine Coast