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Sydney Tourism Employment Plan

Sydney Tourism Plan workshopSydney is recognised as one of eight tourism employment hotspots in Australia with a variety of workforce, employment and skills development issues which must be addressed if the sector’s potential is to be fully realised. We appreciate that businesses are often having trouble attracting, recruiting and retaining good staff.

The Australian Government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) has contracted The Stafford Group to develop a Tourism Employment Plan (TEP) for Sydney with the support of NSW Trade and Investment and Destination NSW and is being driven by an industry-led Steering Committee. The TEP is across 16 local government areas (LGAs) in Sydney.

Workshops are to be conducted in each of the 16 LGAs to enable local operators and interested parties to attend and discuss solutions to address employment gaps and up-skilling needs now and in the future.

The aim of the workshops is to provide information on the workforce issues confronting local businesses, discuss the potential solutions and to provide a forum for you to input your ideas. The workshops will provide you with a guide to accessing workforce planning solutions, potential visa programs, and the potential to engage mature aged or indigenous workers if these options are of interest to you.

To assist you we have attached some background information containing: 

Fact Sheets

pdf-new-icon.gifFact Sheet 1 - Consultation Discussion Paper (PDF 439.6KB)
pdf-new-icon.gifFact Sheet 2 - Employment Data (PDF 353.9KB)
pdf-new-icon.gifFact Sheet 3 - Do you want a Job? (PDF 480KB)

Information Pack

pdf-new-icon.gifSydney Tourism Emplyoment Plan Information Pack - Leichhardt (PDF 1.2MB)

Workshop Locations

pdf-new-icon.gifSydney Tourism Employment Plan Workshop Locations (PDF 69.4KB)

We would greatly appreciate your involvement with the Sydney TEP and hope to see you at the Leichhardt workshop, details below:


Sydney Tourism Employment Plan Workshop - Leichhardt

Date: Monday, 16 September 2013
Time: 09:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: Level 3 Meeting Room, 7-15 Wetherill Street Leichhardt NSW 2040

Please RSVP to  or phone Mandy on 9331 6222 before 5 September 2013.