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Travel attendant

Travel attendants help passengers travelling in aircraft, ships and trains. In an increasingly connected world, Victoria needs travel attendants more than ever.

Find out what a travel attendant does and the related Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and pathways you can take to secure a job. 

What is a travel attendant?

Travel attendants look after passengers on planes, ships and trains. You will help with boarding, tickets, luggage, refreshments and other passenger needs. You will ensure passenger safety, and may help with emergencies. You may also help with tidying and cleaning.  

Find out more about travel attendants and related jobs on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window):

Search for related vocational and education training (VET) courses on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window):

You may be eligible for government funding to help pay for your course.

Average salary

The average weekly earnings for travel attendants in Australia is $1,566.

Source: Your Career(opens in a new window)

Note this salary is current as of April 2024 and is indicative only. A range of salaries apply to different roles across the industry.

Job demand in Victoria

Below are the employment forecasts for travel attendant jobs in Victoria. Figures show the number of workers in 2023 and the new workers expected to enter the workforce by 2026.

‘New workers expected’ accounts for workers adding new jobs to the economy and replacing retirees over the next 3 years. These forecasts are estimates only. There will be additional jobs available as people move between jobs and industries.

RegionWorkers 2023Workforce growth 2023-2026New workers needed by 2026
Melbourne – inner metropolitan3807.2%112
Melbourne – inner south-east metropolitan226.2%<10
Melbourne – southern metropolitan1127.4%37
Melbourne – northern metropolitan1,0648.2%351
Melbourne – eastern metropolitan446.6%12
Melbourne – western metropolitan1867.6%57
Ballarat and surrounds (Central Highlands)116.3%<10
Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds (Loddon Campaspe)136.2%<10
Geelong, Colac and surrounds (Barwon)337.4%10
Horsham and surrounds (Wimmera Southern Mallee)35.9%<10
Mildura, Swan Hill and surrounds (Mallee)107.5%<10
Shepparton, Seymour and surrounds (Goulburn)157.0%<10
Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds (Ovens Murray)147.2%<10
Warrnambool, Hamilton and surrounds (Great South Coast)97.7%<10

Source: Victorian Skills Authority employment forecast dashboard

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