People interested and passionate about Moira Shire’s tourism potential or a career in tourism are being encouraged to consider a new local tourism-based training course.
Moira Shire Council, in conjunction with Wodonga TAFE, will offer a Certificate III in Tourism beginning in August, with the training delivered in Cobram and work placements at Moira’s visitor information centres.
Mayor Gary Cleveland said the training opportunity was aimed at people seeking a career or already working in the local tourism sector.
With support from the Victorian Government’s Back to Work initiative, the course is free for eligible unemployed or under-employed applicants.
‘‘This is a unique opportunity for Moira Shire residents to kick start a career in tourism with a professional tourism qualification, delivered in the shire,’’ Cr Cleveland said.
The course will cover tourism industry knowledge, customer service, workplace safety, finance, sales and marketing, product and information technology and offers familiarisation tours and workplace experience.
‘‘This training opportunity will develop job-ready talent and will include developing participants’ jobseeking and resume-writing skills and provide work experience in our visitor information centres,’’ Cr Cleveland said.
The course will begin in Cobram on August 22 and will run for eight weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm, with one Wednesday session in September.
Training will be delivered through a combination of class time, industry excursions and work placement.
An information session will be held at 11am on July 18 at council offices in Cobram.