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State of the Tourism Workforce in Tasmania


Denny, L and Shelley, B and Ooi, CS, State of the Tourism Workforce in Tasmania, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, A Hardy and CS Ooi (ed), Hobart, pp. 209-219. ISBN 9780648675761 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2019 Lisa Denny, Becky Shelley and Can-Seng Ooi

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Tourism is considered the new engine of economic development for Tasmania, particularly its perceived role in job creation. Government, industry and the people of Tasmania all share aspirations for a prosperous state which provides opportunities for people to thrive. These aspirations are founded on the combination of a modern economy, which creates jobs for Tasmanians, and improving educational outcomes. Government policy focus to improve educational performance also anticipates future success across a range of social, health and economic domains. The promotion of tourism to achieve these goals is common and is considered a promising future industry in many regional places. However, evidence suggests a mismatch between the government’s education policies and industry development activities. Jobs created in tourism do not require high levels of educational attainment or skill. This chapter profiles the tourism workforce in Tasmania and discusses the promises and realities for improving the living standards of Tasmanians.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:tourism, tasmania, workforce polarisation, economic policy, educational attainment, over-qualification
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Education policy
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Economic issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Denny, L (Ms Lisa Denny)
UTAS Author:Shelley, B (Dr Becky Shelley)
UTAS Author:Ooi, CS (Professor Can Seng Ooi)
ID Code:135907
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-11-20
Last Modified:2020-01-31

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