I would love to work in travel industry but I have no experience. What can I do?


Posted anonymously, 9th June 2015


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  • Yes I agree a short course at Tafe or google it!



  • a course at tafe honey or online



  • A friend of mine did a short course through TAFE (I think) after uni. She had already travelled a little bit so she had some good background knowledge. She ended up getting a job with Singapore Airlines instead of an agency.

    Good luck with your career goal!



  • I am a Travel Agent and Flight Centre is a good place to start. No formal qualifications needed as they train you however you do need to have travelled and / or have good geographical knowledge. It is base salary and commission based however they guarantee a set first year wage to ensure you don’t earn nothing.



  • Most don’t ask for qualifications and you can learn on the job. Though in saying that, if you want to be competitive when it comes to getting your foot in the door, you can do an online course to show you are dedicated to this job.



  • you could go to your local travel agent and do some work experience there or get a job with the skills you have. good luck – follow your dreams!



  • My mum owns a travel agency and usually looks for ppl who have done a tafe course for travel agents or some places will pay for you to do the online course. It teaches you the programs and codes that they use. Best of luck :)



  • most of the time you don’t need a lot of experience – they usually just prefer you have travelled to several countries. other than that I think you can do a cert iii in travel & tourism (or similar) at TAFE.



  • my friend just went for a job at a travel agent.


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