Training and Development



 Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Industry Strengthening Program


Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism are dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth of our visitor economy.  We regularly coordinate training and workshops to support tourism businesses and their staff to grow and evolve. 

On this page you will find a list of all current upcoming training opportunities available in the region. We aim to provide a mix of online and in person training.  Training workshops are available to all partner businesses in the Great Ocean Road Region, not dependant on their location.

Can’t find what you are looking for?  Visit our free online training page to see training courses available any time at no cost. 

Still want something different?  Contact our Industry Development Manager Jo Birley, on to let her know the types of workshops you would like us to deliver.

Regional Tourism Wine Education Program (SOLD OUT)

Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) One Day Course for Tourism Employees


Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism together with Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine, have partnered up with Geelong Wine School as they deliver WSET Level 1 (one day course) award. A globally recognised international standard in wine education program.

We have subsidised the course cost so you pay only $50 per person (usually $285)

Please contact Jo if you would like to be added to a waiting list for future course dates.



Product Incubator Program

Do you have a great business idea but you are not sure where to begin?

Express your EOI by September 19th, 2021

The Runway Incubator program is a supportive and practical program which uses hands on, relevant activities to assist participants to successfully grow their ideas from concept through to launch.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism have partnered with Runway to sponsor two new tourism business start-ups in the Great Ocean Road region to participate in the program commencing in October 2021.



Cultural Capacity Introduction Session

Free 90 minute online workshop with Ashleigh Bartley, Visit Victoria’s Specialist in Aboriginal Tourism

Wednesday October 6th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This is a session designed as a first step in engaging with Indigenous Australians. It is designed for those in the tourism industry wanting to engage, employe or partner with indigenous Australian people or i businesses.  Topics covered include:
  • Cultural protocols and sensitivities for engaging with Indigenous Australians (respect)
  • Historical Information to support the conversation on respect and acknowledgment (truth-telling)
  • The importance of representation, not only in media but across all industries (leadership)
  • How to get involved in Victoria (engagement)


Runway Masterclasses

Online training for your specific needs delivered by Runway

At $25 per session

Select a masterclass that suits you, or sign up for a few that will help you develop skills to grow your businesses. Delivered by experts, these cost-effective, short virtual workshops are designed to be taken individually.


More opportunities coming soon

Still have questions?


P:    0448 448 666