15 January 2008
Funding for tourism jobs and Australian working holiday visa holders
The state government of Western Australia has announced new funding to attract skilled workers for the tourism industry and Britons with Australian working holiday visas will be welcome. Tourism minister Sheila McHale said the A$590,000 funding is important to meet the skills shortages being experienced by the A$5 billion tourism industry.
The ministry is developing marketing that is targeted at people with Australian working holiday visas and bringing together the top ten biggest industry employers in the state to discuss the initiatives.
"The Western Australian economy is booming and with this prosperity comes challenges in the supply of workers," explained Ms McHale. "The new funding will see the government boost attraction programs, focus on holiday workers and students and develop more marketing materials to inform and attract potential workers."
"The state government has already been tackling shortages with the 'Go West Now' campaign, Hospitality Passport Program and support of the industry-led initiatives under the Workforce Partnership Program," she added.
Interested in going on a working holiday to Australia? More information is available on the Australian Visa Bureau's Australian working holiday visa pages. The Australian Visa Bureau makes the process easy, offering clients a number of exclusive offers. Confirm your eligibility by taking the Australia Online Visa Assessment.