Tourism Has Potential

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THE Wide Bay Institute of TAFE (WBIT) Bundaberg Campus offers a range of high-quality education programs and is an ideal location for students to undertake study while enjoying an active and safe lifestyle.

If you have travel experience or just love the local region, a Certificate III in Tourism may just be the right course for you.

According to WBIT, the exciting program offers you the chance to gain skills and knowledge of the tourism industry, obtain contacts of local tourism operators and participate in field trips to various Queensland tourist locations.

The program is designed to meet a broad range of industry needs and will increase employment opportunities within the local and international tourism industries.

The qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation team leader Colleen Foglia has been working in the tourism industry for many years and believes it comes with great benefits.

C[pounds sterling]The tourism industry is always fast paced, different and you get to meet many people from all over the world,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]Tourism is imperative to our community and the Bundaberg region heavily relies on it.C[yen]

Hinkler Hall of Aviation employee Leanne Keleher has signed on for the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE Certificate III in Tourism.

C[pounds sterling]Leanne came from a background in hairdressing, so she already has great transferable skills with customer service which is going to help her out throughout the program,C[yen] Colleen said. …

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