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Tourism Officer

Alternative names: Visitor Information Officer.

Councils provide tourism information services to visitors directly through Visitor Information centers, through websites and other promotions. Tourism Officers and other related roles such as Economic Development Officer or similar, also help develop tourism businesses in the council area, through encouraging investment, through planning and provision and infrastructure. Some councils operate tourists facilities, show cases local arts, industry, agriculture, and history.

Training available in Tasmania

  • Certificate II, III in Tourism, Certificate III in Events, see for example TasTAFE.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism Management), see for example University of Tasmania.


Job titles can vary a lot. If you are uncertain about what an advertised job involves, obtain a copy of the Position Description or similar, or contact the specific council advertising that job.


Information on training courses and providers are examples only. You should make further careful inquiries with potential training providers about cost and quality before committing to any training. For further information on entry requirements for advertised jobs, contact the relevant council . Use the links to professional associations described in meet the people for additional information. Relevant training providers are encouraged to approach LGAT with requests to link their web pages to ours.