“As our industry continues to demand higher professional standards both locally and globally, it is crucial for our graduates to be trained by providers such as Universities, TAFEs, private RTOs, Industry Training establishments & Online providers, which are highly committed to quality in training and pledge to continue to align to our industry workforce needs. We believe AFTA Training Provider Accreditation will not only act as a seal of approval and a useful benchmark for learners, career seekers, training providers, but a point of reference for industry enterprises and recruiters seeking graduates who have gone through the best training outcome,” said Rick Myatt, Director of AFTA Education and Training.
“The new AFTA Training Provider Accreditation is an excellent way for training colleges who want to be a part of the travel industry to show their support and be recognised for that in an ever more competitive training delivery environment” said Gary O’Riordan, General Manager, AFTA.
There are a number of benefits which training providers can look forward to including keeping pace with the latest industry knowledge and developments, improving graduates preparedness for industry workforce requirements, and the use of AFTA Accredited Training Provider logo on their marketing collateral and decal stickers for their shop fronts. A valuable aspect of the scheme is AFTA Education and Training acting as the link between travel trainers and industry employers which will greatly improve the accessibility to skills gap training provision.