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ATEC has developed a 12-week Road to Recovery tourism tutorial series. The tutorial series will cover a range of topics, such as tools to adapt & innovate, marketing in an (even more so) digital world and bettering commercial relationships. The tutorials are 45 mins, provided free of charge by ATEC and will be hosted every Thursday at 2 pm (AEST). Click here to register. This is a complimentary program to their Build Back Better industry webinar program.

India Host (WA)
The India Host program includes opportunities to target both the domestic and international Indian markets. WA program commences on Tuesday 19th May. Click Here to find out more & to register. 

China Host Recovery Program (National)
ATEC in partnership with Austrade, bring you the China Host recovery program - resilience training & virtual B2B event. Expressions of interest closing today (18 May). Click here to find out more. 

China Guide Ready – Tour Guide Training (VIC)
The China Guide Ready program is a NEW training initiative preparing delegates for tour-guiding excellence to the Chinese inbound market, brought to you by ATEC & Austrade.
Tuesday 19th May – Registrations closed, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for enquiries

Savannah Guides Limited offers Study Cultural Awareness online through AIATSIS, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.  This ten module course takes around ten hours to complete and offers a certificate to successful participants.  The cost is $110, deadline for payment is 31 May and you must complete the course by 31 January 2021. This is a great opportunity for anyone to complete a valuable credential and build important knowledge relevant to all Australians. See more details here (previously known as Tourism Gems) will be offering 24 Queensland women in tourism an opportunity to participate in a One on One Business Mentoring Session, consisting of 2 x 30-minute chats. The sessions are offered free of charge and will be provided for two women in each RTO region on a ‘first in first served basis’. If you are looking for advise, a sounding board for an idea or just a general catch up, Kayleen is happy to assist.  Feel free to visit her website to gain an idea of her experience and knowledge. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TAFE Queensland is offering COVID-19 financial resilience training to eligible small businesses. These webinars will help small business owners identify risks, build financial skills and plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Training is fully funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Greater Whitsunday Alliance are launching a webinar series. Click here to register interest and please also share on your Facebook pages.

  There will be a webinar program running indefinitely, which comprises:

   - Monday Mindfulness: 10-15 minutes at 9am every Monday

   - Wednesday Wisdom: 30 minutes at 12:30pm every Wednesday

   - Physical Thursday: 30-45 minutes at 10:30 every Thursday

Tourism & Events Queensland webinars

   - Tourism Bootcamp – 12-week program designed to help you build your business during down-time

RAPAD Skilling is offering assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a cost of $10 per qualification:

   - SIT30516 Certificate III in Events

   - SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism

   - SIT40116 Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism

 Funded training is available to eligible learners:

   - Certificate III Guarantee

   - Higher Level Skills

Funding is provided by the Queensland Government and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to eligible learners. For further information and to check your eligibility for funding contact Meredith Irving on 0418414970 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Achieve Business Dynamics is offering a free Business Continuity Plan video. Following the video, you will have access to a complimentary guide and template for creating your own Business Continuity Plan.

Tourism Australia’s Weekly Coronavirus Webinar. Every Friday.

Tourism Australia's new campaign Live from Aus will bring some of Australia’s best tourism offerings ‘live’ into the living rooms of hundreds of thousands of Australians kicked off on Friday 15 May.  How you can get involved: 

  • Join the Facebook event to stream all the content and send an invitation to your mates
  • Share the content with your friends and families using #SeeAustralia 
  • Find out more information, including the full schedule at

Queensland Tourism Industry Council Micro-Credentialing program to acquire specific skills, or micro-credentials, through a comprehensive on-line delivery platform. Register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Qld relaunches TourismX MOOC early
A message from  Associate Professor Richard Robinson:

To show solidarity with our global and local tourism communities, who are experiencing unprecedented challenges, The University of Queensland and the TourismX team are releasing the fourth course run of our Tourism and Travel Management MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) – at the bargain basement verified enrolment offer of US $5 !! Learners can also audit the course free of charge. Join a community of, to date, around 30,000 TourismX learners from over 200 countries. TourismX was developed in partnership with Tourism Events Queensland, with support from Queensland Tourism Industry Council, and features Hon Kate Jones, Leanne Coddington, Daniel Gschwind, Shane O’Reilly, John Sharpe, Liz Ward and many of your Queensland Tourism favs…

The University of Queensland also made it possible for the first 1000 people who register their interest to complete three of the most popular online business courses and gain a certificate of completion for free: Tourism and Travel Management, Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation and Leading High-Performance Teams. Usually valued at up to $540, if you miss out on these free places, you can still complete the course and gain your certificate of completion for the low fee of $8AUD. The courses available cover leadership, innovation, management and resilience-building across a range of industries – including the hard-hit tourism industry. There’s a course to suit all levels of experience, including those without a previous university education. Each course will help you prepare for the world of tomorrow, no matter what the future brings. Offer is limited to one course scholarship code per person. Sign up for your scholarship course code here

Mackay Tourism Business Recovery - Webinar Series have been developed with support from Local Buying Foundation to assist regional Tourism Businesses. All webinars can be viewed live or later at a time that suits you. Click here for more information. 

  • Assess your business.
  • Provide assistance with business recovery and marketing
  • Be ready for businesses when travel restrictions have lifted
  • Offer one on one business mentoring



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