Queensland Tourism Awards Master Class - Workshops

Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) invite those members considering entering or have already nominated for the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards to attend a free workshop on key processes, hints and tips on writing an award winning submission and the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have in regards to the new submission process. 

QTIC this year is providing a specialised entrant support program which will be delivered across Queensland between March- June for those involved in this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards.

2018 Queensland Tourism Awards entrant support is giving entrants an opportunity to participate in a full day interactive Masterclass/ Group mentoring session.  Positions are available to all 2018 nominees including previous awards entrants and new awards nominees. This masterclasses will be provide participants the opportunity to learn and discuss the following:

  • The 2018 awards submission requirements and online submission process
  • the role and importance of accreditation
  • an in-depth review of awards categories and criteria, including business plan, marketing plan, risk analysis and customer service and sustainability
  • hints and tips for preparing and writing your submission
  • insights into how to review and analyse business operations
  • how to address and build on past submission critique
  • resources to assist the nominees
  • the identification of the next 3 steps required to completing their submission

What to Bring:

  • Laptop to access the new online-portal system
  • What you have so far for your submission in 2018 or word copy of your 2017 submission
  • If applicable judges feedback from 2017

QTIC encourages all operators whether you are new, past entrants or Hall of Famers to be involved.  Spaces are limited so please register early to secure your place. .

 See what some of our operators have to say about this year's Master Class Series: 


“I have been writing and entering Queensland Tourism Awards for the past 7 years and during this time have accessed most of the entrant support tools supplied by QTIC. In 2017 I attended the QTIC Queensland Tourism Awards Submissions Masterclass facilitated by Kayleen Allen. This has by far been the most helpful and informative mentoring session I have attended, providing a good overview of the new online portal submission process, as well as delivering hints and tips for past winners and first time entrants. As a past winner of Queensland Awards, I am looking to get better results at the National Level and Kayleen’s Masterclass will help fine tune my writing process and relevant content. Thank you Kayleen and QTIC for providing this support for Queensland entrants.” Glenda Daly, Marketing Manager, Cobbold Gorge.



I’ve been to a number of Kayleen’s mentoring seminars and coaching workshops over the past 5 years, I always find her experience invaluable. Kayleen has an uncanny way of helping you focus on the topics that really matter and identify the direction you need to be heading to achieve the results you want…It’s her passion that inspires you to be able to walk out of her sessions and take on the world’  Toni Ward, Whitsunday Jetski Tours, Airlie Beach



“Even though we travelled 11 hours in total down and back to Townsville to attend it certainly was worth the trip. While we felt confident in nominating it opened our eyes to the extent we need to go. 5 star and all the way.We look forward seeing you in Brisbane in November” Lyn French, Managing Director, Gilberton Outback Retreat, Einasleigh


See below a region near you and register today - places are limited. 

Capricorn (Southern Great Barrier Reef)

When: Tuesday 20th March 2018

Time: 9am -5pm

Where: TBC

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When:  Friday 27th April 2018

Time:9am - 5pm

Where: Mantra Croc Club

To register click here


Gold Coast

When: Tuesday 1st May 2018

Time: 9am-5pm

Where: Gold Coast Tourism, 

Level 3, 12 Charles Avenue, Broadbeach 


To register click here

Fraser Coast

When: Friday  4th May  2018 

Time:9am -5pm

Where: TBC

Click here to register


When: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Where: TBC

Time: 9am -5pm

Click hereto register

Sunshine Coast

When: Thursday 17th May 2018


Where: TBC

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When: Wednesday 30th May 2018

Time: 9am -5pm

Where: TBC

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When: Thursday 31st May 2018 

Time: 9am -5pm 

Where:  TBC

Click here to register 


For more information please contact the Katie Driml via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3236 1445.

Special thanks to all our Regional Tourism Organisation across the state for their support in region.



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