Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network is a group of industry leaders who collaborate to encourage and support tourism operators to facilitate Indigenous employment in the state of Queensland, Australia. The project is the first of its kind in Australia and aims to increase operators’ awareness of how to recruit and retain participation of Indigenous Australians within the mainstream tourism industry.
An ongoing commitment to Indigenous engagement and participation in the tourism industry reflects sustainable tourism for development objectives by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland.
The QTIC Indigenous Tourism Employment Champions Network is committed to supporting 1,000 Indigenous staff into the tourism industry by 2020, and will provide support to 20 Indigenous tourism businesses by 2020.
QTIC also host an annual Indigenous Employment Forum which provides an opportunity for policy makers, employers, business managers and tourism operators hear success stories of Indigenous recruitment, employment, retention and mentoring strategies within small and larger organisations.