The Tourism Australia (Maggie White) Students and Graduates Program gives Australian university students and graduates who are passionate about tourism and Australia the opportunity to gain valuable insights and skills in the tourism and marketing sector, working within various business units of Tourism Australia.
The program is named after Maggie White – one of Australian tourism’s most passionate advocates who sadly passed away in June 2015. Maggie was a much loved member of the travel industry and the Tourism Australia family, having worked with Tourism Australia and its forerunner, the Australian Tourist Commission (ATC), for close to 25 years.
Applications are now closed.
If you have any further queries about the program, please email the team.
Tourism Australia’s Cadetship program enables students to take on a part-time role within the organisation whilst completing their degree. Students are then able to gain hands-on experience across various business units, giving them insight into the expectations of the type of work they may wish to gain future employment in.
Tourism Australia’s cadetship program was a fantastic opportunity I came across online whilst searching for jobs to undertake while studying. This cadetship has allowed me to gain invaluable work experience and industry knowledge whilst completing my degree.Show more
The cadetship program at Tourism Australia (TA) was recommended to me by a friend. The overall process of obtaining this cadetship was really quite simple. I initially contacted the People & Culture team and after taking part in two interviews, I was successful in securing a cadet role here at TA.Show more
Tourism Australia’s Graduate program gives recent Australian university graduates the opportunity to gain the appropriate skills for the tourism sector, by working full-time within various business units of the organisation. It is typically a two-year contract designed to help graduates in their transition from university to the corporate world.
I came across the TA Graduate program in an online job search website. As a recent graduate, I’ve wanted to try out new experiences that allow me to learn and also work. During the placement process I was a bit nervous at the time especially when I was being interviewed by people who would ultimately be my managers. However, they eased me in during the placement and later revealed to be friendlier than I expected.Show more
I first heard of the Maggie White Graduate program after I met the former head of Global PR for Tourism Australia when I was living in Malaysia. As an aspiring marketing professional, I always believed it was important to be passionate about the product that you are in the job to sell - The thought of selling Australia was second to none.Show more
The Maggie White Students Internship Program at Tourism Australia is a vastly expanding program that assists students currently studying at university, to participate and take on core responsibilities in a business unit related to that of their degree and future aspirations. Linh Thai and Kitty Fitzgerald are both students currently undertaking an internship at Tourism Australia’s Head Office in Sydney.
Linh is a Marketing Strategy intern, studying a Bachelor of Management, majoring in Tourism and Marketing at the University of Technology Sydney. Having aspired to promote and showcase Australian destinations since starting university, Linh has now had the opportunity to gain skills in data analysis and observe interesting facts and information that has helped her participate in the research and work on ‘The Consumer Demand Project’ and ‘The High-Value Traveller’ consumer profile.Show more
Kitty Fitzgerald is a People & Culture intern, studying a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in Psychology and Legal Studies at the University of Sydney. Her driving enthusiasm to work alongside people that are passionate about promoting such an extraordinary and opportunistic destination such as Australia, enabled Kitty to secure an internship position at Tourism Australia.Show more