Exploring jobs and roles in tourism through immersive encounters

Discover the wide variety of roles across the tourism and hospitality sectors and gauge your aptitude for each job in this immersive, spy-themed experience of the world of tourism. Learn the skills, knowledge and attributes required for a variety of roles across the tourism and hospitality industries.

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Meet Our Subject Matter Expert

Jacqui McLean
Academic Director, Queenstown Resort College
Premier Tourism & Hospitality Business Management College
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About This Module

The Tourism industry was unquestionably one of the hardest hit industries since the pandemic. Since the introduction of pandemic-related restrictions, the industry that was once reliant on migrant workers needed a stronger attraction strategy to introduce local talent to tourism and hospitality opportunities. Our partners, Go with Tourism, looked to SkillsVR to create an engaging VR module to help young people and students become familiar with the plethora of exciting roles across the tourism and hospitality sectors, and their own suitability for them.

The module is built around the world of espionage, where students begin at a central ‘hub’ location. As a recruit, the learner will be gathering intel to infiltrate the tourism industry, where they navigate to seven different environments that represent the tourism industry sectors, meet people working in tourism to capture overview information, uncover the job requirements, and find the role in tourism and hospitality that suits their strengths and personality the most.

The module is rife with spy-related themes, such as handy spy gadgets, finding hidden clues, and more, to gamify the learning experience and improve excitement. 

Features

  • Complete flexibility for timing and location of delivery
  • Immersive 3D-rendered environments
  • Learner-led discovery of available work opportunities in tourism
  • Spy setup engages younger users and gamifies activities
  • VR smartwatch helps users navigate Tourism Town and complete objectives
  • Effective and engaging industry attraction tool

Learning Outcomes

Know

  • Know the basic tasks, skills, knowledge, and attributes required of specific tourism roles.
  • Understand the requirements for succeeding in specific tourism roles.

Do

  • Identify roles in different sectors of the tourism industry.
  • Evaluate self with regard to selected role(s).

Believe

  • There are a lot of different opportunities in tourism.
  • I have the capacity to fill a role in the tourism industry.
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Testimonials

“Watching students go through, you could see how engaged they were with the material as opposed to just reading a book.”

User1

“Loved the storyline and exploring the environment as ‘gathering intel!’”!

User2

“The number one thing I learned from going through the module [as a student] is that education can be fun and interactive!”

User3

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