Major government boost for hospitality and tourism industry

August 22, 2022

The WA Government has announced major commitments to help develop tourism and hospitality skills over the next two years, attract workers from interstate and overseas and fill job vacancies now and in the future.

The Tourism Workforce Development Program is focused on connecting local people with local jobs across WA, developing workforce skills for the tourism and hospitality industries and futureproof the industries’ workforce.

The $3.9 million program will include short-term and longer-term initiatives, including a program aimed at encouraging young people to consider careers in tourism and hospitality. The funding will also support a series of job-ready skills training courses and accredited micro modules, to be delivered with regional TAFE campuses and local employers.

A new campaign will also launch in the coming weeks to help attract overseas and interstate workers from the tourism and hospitality sectors and showcase the opportunities available in WA.

The recently launched website, a dedicated tourism and hospitality jobs, training and careers workforce portal, is a one-stop shop for job seekers looking for opportunities in WA.

The site, developed in partnership with the Australian Hotels Association WA, has attracted more than 420 employers and 350 job seekers since its launch in May, connecting them with more than 500 jobs.

Employers looking to fill tourism and hospitality roles are strongly encouraged to load their jobs onto the free portal as soon as possible, to make the most of this broad-reaching campaign.

Both initiatives have been developed in collaboration with Tourism WA.