Tourism & Events Management





Bring your sense of adventure to life with a career in Tourism and Events. Imagine helping people have the holiday of a lifetime. Show them the best experience around, based on your inside knowledge of local attractions. Organise events that raise money, entertain people, or promote a cause.

There’s no better place than GOTAFE to learn what you need. We help you choose the right subjects for the career you’re after. Opportunities open to our graduates range from tour operators to event planners and tourism guides.

Live and study in the best location in Regional Victoria. Surrounded by snowfields, rivers, historic towns and wineries. Whether you’re currently working or want to update your skills for a new career, we have the course to suit your career goals. Our graduates work all over the world.

Learn from the experts to fine tune your communication skills. Immerse yourself in organising successful events. Our annual highlight is the Dookie Wine Show. Our students match food to the wine, and organise and promote the event widely to our community and beyond.


Open the door to a career in Tourism. The whole world can be your office when you graduate. And while you study, you have access to regional Victoria’s best tourist attractions: snowfields, rivers, and wineries. Work and study at home before you head off on your next adventure.

We interview all our students to help you choose the best subjects for your career goals. Combine your qualifications and walk away with a certificate in Tourism and Events. Work as a tour guide, gallery assistant or on a winery cellar door, meeting people from around the world.

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Are you a natural organiser, with a flair for events? Got an eye for the big picture and the details that make it happen? Working in events can take you from festivals and conferences, to fundraisers and shows.

Work at the Dookie Wine Show to learn problem solving and customer service skills and how to stage successful events.

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When you work in tourism, you can live your dream holiday. Jump straight in with the Certificate IV. Study and work in the best tourism destinations in regional Victoria. Learn from industry experts how to showcase locations, and even run your own tourism business.

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We take natural event organisers and turn them into successful managers. With the Diploma of Events Management, you consolidate your career. Run your own business, or manage that major festival.

Right from the start, we discuss your career goals with you to make sure you choose the right subjects. Our Tourism and Events students work on the planning, preparation and promotion of an event awards dinner. Work at the event to polish your skills in staging successful events, problem solving and customer service.

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If travel is your passion, take off in a career that could land you a job anywhere in the world. The Diploma of Travel and Tourism will give you skills and knowledge you need to run your own business. Or step up to a management role in an established tourism operation.

Train with experienced local operators in the best tourist destinations in regional Victoria. Plan exciting holidays, show off tourist attractions and give families the experience of a lifetime. You’ll learn the financial and people management skills you need for a management role in this global industry.

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Want the skills to stage an event like a pro? The Advanced Diploma of Events will get you there. You’ll work on the planning, promotion and staging of an event from start to finish. Work across a range of sectors including hospitality, tourism, travel, community and sport.

We teach you important management and financial skills to make sure you can manage a business or whole operation. Immerse yourself in the best event on the Calendar – the Dookie Wine Show. Work at the show to learn important skills in customer service, staging successful events and problem solving.

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Looking to boost your career and satisfy the travel bug? With so many operators and destinations vying for top spot, you can stay a step ahead with the Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism.

Gain skills and knowledge to run your own business or take on a senior management role in this growing industry.

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