Australia Tourism Training2022-04-06T12:23:26+12:00

Tourism Training Australia

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Our tourism training program is aimed at those interested in gaining experience in Australia’s booming tourism industry. We work with tourism organisations across the country, including hostels, travel agents, and campgrounds, to offer participants a unique range of experiences. You could be learning about anything from guest services and travel sales to general operations and kitchen service. We’ll organise the practical details – such as shared accommodation with other trainees and a meal allowance – so you can focus on having a great time. 

Our program takes place at over 50 host organisations across Australia, including in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, the Gold Coast, and Great Barrier Reef – so wherever you end up, you’re sure to see an interesting part of the country!

If you’re keen to experience Australia while adding real-world tourism experience to your CV, this 12+ week program is the one for you.

Location and duration

We make placements in all the states of Australia, with the majority in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Placements last at least 12 weeks and can be extended in agreement with your manager before the end of your placement.  

Work hours, time off, and travel

In most of our placements, you’ll be training for four days per week (32 hours per week). This gives you three days off per week to explore your local city or town. (Alternatively, some trainees like to pick up part-time jobs during their days off.)

This means some local travel may be possible during your work period, but there will not be a chance for an extended holiday partway through. For this reason, we recommend you allow some time before or after your placement to see the country. We work with several backpacker travel companies who can show you the best of Australia as well as New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and Fiji. If you’re interested in a spot of extra travel around your placement, let us know and we’ll advise you about travel options before you book your flights.

Accommodation, meals, and wifi

Accommodation is included in your placement: you’ll share a dorm room on the property with other staff, interns, and trainees. All kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared with other trainees.

You’ll also be given a meal allowance of up to AU$70 per week, so you can purchase your own food. Some meals and drinks may be provided for free or at discounted rates in the hostel restaurant or bar.

Free wifi is included for trainees at most hostels.

What’s Included?

  • Online interview with Placement Supervisor

  • Placement arranged prior to

  • 3 Night Arrival Package

  • Welcome Orientation

  • Visa and travel support

  • Local advice

  • Social community and staff discounts

  • 24-hour support service

  • Certificate of completion

Learning Outcomes

  • During your placement you will have the opportunity to experience all areas of the your host company. This may include all, or some of the following;

  • Guest services

  • Food and beverage department

  • Marketing and promotions

  • Travel sales 

  • Housekeeping

  • Attending staff meetings and becoming part of the team

  • Hostel ambassador

  • Activities and events management

Tourism Training Requirements

  • High school leaver or above

  • Aged 18-30

  • At least one year of relevant work experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with clients/colleagues

  • Ability to commit to at least 12 weeks on the program

  •  Happy to live in co-ed shared accommodation with up to five others

  • Available for multiple digital interviews as required

  • Criminal background check

  •  Health check

  • Completed online application form and uploaded documents (resume, motivation letter, references)

  • Video introduction of yourself

  • Able to obtain working holiday visa (subclass 417) or work and holiday visa (subclass 462) for Australia (see our visas page for more info)

How is my tourism training placement selected?2022-04-04T12:45:11+12:00

We carefully select your placement based on factors such as your individual background and experience, your level of English and your visa status.

After you apply for the program you will have a consultation/interview with one of our Placement Supervisors. Once you are accepted in the program we commence our search for a suitable local organisation for you. You will then have an interview with your potential host organisation, which our Placement Supervisor will organise.

Once we’ve found the perfect organisation for you, we’ll send you a placement agreement outlining some key information about your placement, such as your tasks and responsibilities, start and end dates and accommodation options.

Where will i live during my Tourism Training placement?2022-04-04T12:44:50+12:00

We’ll organise your accommodation on this program. You’ll live in shared accommodation/dormitories or cabins on your host’s property. 

How much will my accommodation cost?2022-04-04T12:44:52+12:00

Accommodation costs are included in your placement. 

What are the benefits?2022-04-05T13:29:01+12:00

You’ll have full use of all your host’s property facilities, including kitchens, laundry, and any additional facilities such as pools, tennis courts, and rental equipment. There are usually discounts on food and beverages onsite too, as well as free or discounted tourism activities with local tourism providers. You will also meet a lot of people and make many new friends. 

What visa do i need?2022-04-04T12:45:26+12:00

You need a working holiday visa (subclass 417), work and holiday visa (subclass 462), or work rights in Australia.

Why should I choose Internex?2022-07-14T18:00:40+12:00

The team at Internex have worked in the youth education and travel industry for over 20 years, so we know how to make your overseas experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.  Our team have all lived, worked, and studied overseas and know firsthand the challenges of moving to a new country and will be there to support you every step of the way. 

We’ll make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare, we’ll take care of any practical difficulties you may have, and our local representatives will ensure you are happy and looked after while you’re away. 

Internex is also dedicated to providing the best quality programs at affordable prices. Accommodation and meals (where included) make up the bulk of a program’s cost. Remaining fees are for our local representatives who ensure you’re taken care of in every country we represent.

We meet all our participants on Zoom or in person to learn more about them.  We personally visit our hosts to ensure the highest standards and when you live with one of our hosts in homestays or farmstay we collect criminal records and have them complete an application form to ensure they understand the expectations of our participants. 

We are not a search engine, we are real people that ensure this real experience is as good as it can be and all stakeholders are satisfied with the outcome.

We want you to be safe and happy while you learn and have fun abroad!

Internex provides the following additional services;

  • Insurance bookings
  • Airport Transfers
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Hostel accommodation
  • Multiple placement bookings

Additional services can be added to your booking during the application process.


“My time in Australia so far has been amazing! The placement and everyone have been so friendly so I can’t complain at all. I’m still here in Airlie and now working as a receptionist. I’m very happy for all the experience and everything I got from this place”

Albin, SwedenTourism Training Australia, March 2019

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