Students Gain Valuable on the Job Experience During the Cruise Ship Season

Hellyer College students have had a home town advantage in their tourism studies with access to on the job training during the cruise ship season.

Students studying a Certificate III in Tourism have been getting practical experience in a wide range of activities giving them valuable insights into the travel industry. 

Burnie City Council Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said “Students have been working enthusiastically alongside volunteers and tourism providers during the cruise ship season. It is a fantastic opportunity for students; who are gaining some very important skills and insights, such as why people travel, that reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.

“Students have been joining me on the Burnie Wharf to meet and greet passengers, as well as meeting visitors at the Makers’ Workshop and around the CBD, and alongside shuttlebus hosts.

“Tuesday 27 March will see the last of the big ships for the season, the Sea Princess, which will arrive in Burnie with approximately 3000 passengers and crew. This will also be the last opportunity for Hellyer College Students this season and I would like to thank them for all their hard work.”

The Insignia, a smaller ship with approximately 1000 passengers and crew, will arrive in Burnie on Saturday 12 May and will be the final cruise ship for the season. Burnie’s popularity as a cruise ship destination continues to grow, which is fantastic news for our tourism industry and local economy. Burnie will see up to 44,000 passengers and 20,000 crew or around 64,000 people in the 2018/19 season.

For further information please contact

Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728