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Tourism industry development and growth

The Mornington Peninsula Shire has a regular industry development program of low cost and free workshops, trainings, small business mentoring clinics, on demand learning and more. This is your one stop shop to finding business tips, tricks and resources to help your business grow.

Tools and Resources

Typsy provides online education to individuals, businesses, schools, associations and governments globally to help people develop their skills and build their credentials. Typsy is an online learning experience platform with a curated library of short, bite-sized video lessons, all filmed with industry experts globally.

Empower your team and make your business stand out from the crowd.

Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business.

On their website you can:

  • access information about key business issues and get your questions answered
  • access information about specific industry sectors
  • identify the government licences and regulations that apply to your business
  • step through interactive guides customised to your business situation
  • find relevant financial support, advice and training.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is a tourism industry body and a leading advocate for Victoria’s tourism and events industry. They represent over 1,000 businesses, providing opportunities for members to connect and keep informed on the latest research, policy development and impacts that shape the Victorian visitor economy.

Chisholm Rosebud

Chisholm is one of Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training providers, prominently placed across Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and residential growth corridors.

They are a government-owned TAFE offering over 250 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor and graduate certificate courses, with each course carefully structured to ensure that graduates finish with the skills needed to further their career aspirations.

Quality Tourism Accreditation signifies that a tourism business has made a commitment to exceeding customer expectations through best practice in service, safety, insurance, advertising practices, risk management and business operations. These standards have been adopted by more than 4,500 high quality tourism businesses across Australia.

Tourism Australia’s Accessible and Inclusive Tourism

Tourism Australia have a strategic focus on accessible and inclusive tourism. The organisation aims to raise awareness of and capability for accessible and inclusive tourism, to better deliver on the accessibility needs of visitors to Australia. It focuses on advocacy, thought leadership and education across it’s owned marketing channels and engagement with industry.

Download Tourism’s Australia’s quick guide for communicating your accessible tourism offering online


Accessible Tourism in Victoria

The Victorian State Government supports the development of inclusive experiences in the Victorian visitor economy. We want to make sure that the state’s tourism destinations and events can be enjoyed by all visitors and participants.


Austrade’s Welcome Framework

Practical advice to make your tourism business more accessible and inclusive.

Victorian Tourism Industry Council

VTIC have developed a set of resources to enhance the engagement and understanding of businesses looking to up-skill with topics like:

  • Tourist and Services Signage Program
  • Hosting guests with accessibility needs
  • Promote your Accessible Tourism Business
  • Inclusion Training Program for Accommodation Operators
  • Disability Employment Services

Use this Business.gov.au toolkit to help you become a sustainable tourism business, balancing the needs of people and place with profit. Whether you’re starting out in tourism or have been in the industry for a while, you benefit by keeping up with visitors’ demand for sustainability.

Grants and funding

Useful links

Sometimes knowing where to start can be confusing. To help your business we have pulled together some tourism local expert articles, along with tourism case studies about local businesses doing things really well for you to read. Also check out the latest relating to tourism business news or see what tourism training events are programmed for the near future.

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Content created: July 2024

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