AFTA extends training agreement

THE Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has announced that Rick Myatt’s Australian Travel Education (ATE) will continue to hold the exclusive rights to manage its education and training portfolio.

The management and marketing agreement between AFTA and ATE has been extended through until 30 June 2027, under which the training body will continue to develop and manage the AFTA Training Provider Accreditation Scheme (ATPS) for approved Training Providers, including Registered Training Organisations, schools, universities and in-house industry based providers.

Qualifications covered under the deal range from Certificate III through to Advanced Diploma and undergraduate degree courses in tourism on offer.

Myatt, who has been in the role of Director of AFTA Education and Training for two decades, highlighted that currently 70% of all training providers nationally are now part of the ATPS, including TAFE NSW, Qld TAFE, SA TAFE, William Angliss Vic, Victoria University TAFE and online provider Travel Training Australia.

Stephen Brady, MD TAFE NSW and Rick Myatt, CEO ATCC

Myatt, who is also CEO of the Australian Travel Careers Council, also oversaw the 2012 development of the Certificate III in Travel qualification (SIT30212) which remains the benchmark of training qualifications for companies applying to participate in the Australian Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS).

Institutions interested in becoming an AFTA Accredited Training Provider can reach out to Myatt by emailing [email protected].

Pictured: Rick Myatt, CEO ATCC (right) with Stephen Brady, MD TAFE NSW (left)

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