The Tourism Jobs Summit brought together representatives from tourism industry associations, unions, business, academia, Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.
The objective was to bring together sectors and industries to collaborate on innovative ways to address workforce challenges.
The Tourism Jobs Summit participants identified actions to address workforce challenges, some of the key actions identified were:
- To better use Migration, and reforming the migration program, including in relation to Working Holiday Makers and expand age limit for WHM, and the importance of a second and third WHM stay
- Remove disincentives from welfare and tax systems to encourage cohorts, such as people with a disability and people on an Age Pension, to the workforce and build confidence for small employers to engage them
- Incentivise employers to improve on the job training, including through micro credential training
- Provide clear messaging on pathways for tourism as a career of choice, and take action to improve perceptions of tourism as a career of choice including ensuring employers better engage and empower workers
The action plan from the Summit informs the Jobs and Skills Summit, the Employment White Paper process and the development of the visitor economy workforce and skills strategy, an action of THRIVE 2030.
Read more about the Tourism Jobs Summit Outcomes here