Sydney Tourism Employment Plan

On 23 May 2014, the Hon Andrew Robb AO, Commonwealth Minister for Trade and Investment, and the Hon Andrew Stoner MP, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, released the Sydney Tourism Employment Plan.

The Sydney Tourism Employment Plan (Sydney TEP) is a Commonwealth initiative in partnership with the NSW Government delivered through the Tourism 2020 Strategy. It aims to address issues related to labour shortages and skills development in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Sydney. The Sydney TEP will enhance the quality of service and help Sydney build on its reputation as Australia's international gateway.

The development of the Sydney TEP was supported by NSW Trade & Investment and Destination NSW, and was guided by an industry-led Steering Committee. The Plan was developed over a 12 month period in collaboration with more than 300 tourism and hospitality stakeholders across 16 local government areas. The Sydney TEP identifies short and long-term strategies to support employment in Sydney's visitor economy.

The Sydney TEP implementation will be led by three industry working groups focusing on enhancing workforce and skills development, careers promotion and Indigenous employment outcomes. A Sydney TEP Implementation Group will oversee delivery of the strategies in the Plan, with Secretariat support provided by NSW Trade & Investment.

Tourism Employment Plan Tools for small businesses and regions can be found on the Austrade website.

Read the joint Commonwealth and NSW Government Media Release announcing the Sydney TEP.

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