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Hospitality and Tourism

Serving up a feast of opportunity

South Australia is a national and global destination for food and wine. Our state and its regions are brimming with unique immersive visitor experiences, headline sporting events and world-class arts and music festivals.

These offerings all require people with skills in hospitality and tourism.

Could hospitality and tourism provide you with a fulfilling career pathway?

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Snapshot of a thriving sector

Around 60,000 people in South Australia are employed in accommodation and food services. Many more work in creative roles and the performing arts or travel agency and tour arrangement services.

Although the hospitality and tourism sectors were impacted by COVID-19, the sector is seeing growth:

  • more South Australians are employed in the sector than last year
  • visitors to and within South Australia are spending more than pre-pandemic levels, and
  • visitor nights are forecast to increase to 30.3 million by 2027.

The South Australian Tourism Commission’s South Australian Visitor Economy Sector Plan 2030 aims to grow the visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2023 and create an additional 16,000 jobs in South Australia by:

  • establishing a Major Events Fund
  • increasing interstate and international marketing efforts, and
  • supporting existing events, festivals and live music through the recent State Budgets.
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Apprentice chef in a hospitality setting

Erin's story

Find out how Erin followed her dream of becoming a chef by combining school with VET.


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