The South Australian Tourism Commission’s (SATC) purpose is to work with industry to jointly deliver marketing, events and development programs that support tourism growth. We are a relatively small government agency and career opportunities to recruit are very limited, occurring only when staff resign or transfer or when a new initiative or event commences.

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The SATC seeks to employ highly motivated and professional staff across a number of disciplines to assist with the delivery of our key projects. Below is some information about gaining employment or working with the SATC.

How do I go about getting a job with the SATC?

We are a relatively small government agency and opportunities to recruit are very limited, occurring only when staff resign or transfer or when a new initiative or event commences.

Some jobs are advertised only internally but when we do advertise externally, it is usually in The Advertiser's Government Composite section on a Saturday. In addition these vacancies are listed on this website under Current Positions and you are welcome to send your application to GPO Box 1972, Adelaide SA 5001.

If your application is successful you will be contacted for an interview and may be required to undergo several assessments and exercises as part of the selection process.

If you are unsuccessful in being granted an interview for a specific job then we will retain your details on file for 12 months. We will contact you should a vacancy arise for which we think your skills and experience are relevant.

Read more about how to apply for roles within the SATC.

Is the work at the SATC full-time, part-time or casual?

It depends on the job but the SATC engages people on a full-time, part-time, ongoing, contract or casual basis.

What attributes and experience do you look for in SATC employees?

We look for people who match the specific requirements outlined in the position description. Generally we look for "can do" professionals who are committed to and passionate about tourism, preferably with tourism experience and qualifications and who are innovative, hard working, helpful and flexible self-starters. A positive attitude and a team spirit are essential qualities.

What qualifications and institutions does the SATC recommend?

We support and encourage individuals who undertake any form of study. All the major institutions offer excellent tourism courses that can assist in securing a career in the tourism industry.

Flinders University offers undergraduate programs providing a strong foundation in tourism and postgraduate programs specialising in festival and event design and management and interpretation.

TAFE SA offers a number of courses that focus on study of the industry, wholesale and retail product delivery and human resource management. Specialist streams are also available in wine and eco tourism, guiding and visitor information services, retail sales and marketing.

The University of South Australia offers a program covering tourism and event management which focuses on effective problem solving, critical and strategic thinking, communication, and an awareness of the business environment.

The University of Adelaide offers some excellent marketing and management courses as well as courses covering environment and media.

Open Colleges caters to the specific needs of adult learners and offers a tourism certificate designed to equip students with a broad understanding of the travel industry and how to operate effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Why would I want to work for the SATC?

Apart from the fabulous people and the rewarding and challenging work, the SATC has a range of attractive programs, facilities and activities on offer to all staff including:

  • A formal induction process
  • In-house computer training programs
  • Study assistance
  • A fun and active social club
  • Opportunities to act in higher positions
  • Access to the internet
  • Professional training courses
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home
  • Participation in the Credit Union Christmas Pageant
  • A free and confidential counselling service
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Casual Fridays for a gold coin donation

How many people does the SATC employ and what do they do?

The SATC employs approximately 120 full time equivalent staff. The majority of our people are based in Adelaide. In addition we contract marketing representatives in several international locations.

Much of our work concerns the marketing of South Australia as a tourism destination. Therefore we employ a large number of marketing professionals within the areas of regional sales, consumer and campaign marketing and public relations to name a few. We also have a strong tourism development function, so we employ professionals with research, planning, policy and business backgrounds. We have a small support staff of IT, Finance, Administration and Human Resource practitioners.

Read more about how to apply for roles within the SATC.

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