Grow and Glow

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august, 2018

15aug6:00 pm8:00 pmGrow and Glow6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Event Details

Get ready to grow and glow

Become career ready with advice on interviewing and resume writing, as well as great ways to build your experience and add to your CV.

Tourism is an exciting and diverse industry that can take your career in endless directions – attractions, hospitality, accommodation, travel, events and more!

Come along to our student-friendly workshop and we’ll help you with resume writing, interview skills and handy hints to give you a head-start on the job applications.

When: Wednesday 15th August
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Victoria University, Flinders St
RSVP date: Friday 10 August 2018



Event Speakers:

  • Peter Davey – Head of Human Resources – Visit Victoria
    Topic focus: Resume & Cover letter building
  • Alicia Alizzi – Head of Sales – Sand Hill Road
    Topic Focus: How to prepare for interviews
  • George Josevski – Owner – Bunyip Tours
    Topic Focus: Transferable Skills and how to stand out from the crowd


More about our speakers


Peter Davey – Head of Human Resources – Visit Victoria

Peter has over 20 years’ experience in human resources and business operations in the public and private sector, including NAB, Ambulance Victoria, Crown Casino and the Coles Group. Peter has also completed an MBA.

Peter is passionate about leadership, values and team engagement.

With the Leadership Team, Peter will lead the development and implementation of the Visit Victoria People Strategy to achieve a Performance driven, Values led organisation.


Alicia Alizzi – Head of Sales – Sand Hill Road

As Head of Sales, I lead my team in linking our clients’ wishes with our pubs’ capabilities.  From cocktail parties to intimate dinners, corporate gatherings to weddings, we juggle and firefight our way to deliver an epic experience every time.

With a broad range of impressive spaces across our 8 venues (soon to be 9), we are responsible for creating and curating celebrations catering to any budget.  We focus on building strong relationships to ensure the entire process runs smoothly from initial enquiry through to fruition.  A clear, in depth understanding of our clients’ needs ensures we meet targets, exceed expectations and drive top line revenue.

My team and I are adrenaline junkies who thrive in the high pressure, high volume world of functions and events.  Every day is different.  We catch curve balls with one hand while playing tug-of-war with the other.  I pride myself on my ability to think laterally, multitask and problem solve to make crazy ideas a reality.

There is something incredibly satisfying about the smile on a client’s face when you deliver a unique experience they cherish.  For me, building relationships, sharing a laugh, and playing a part in that smile is what it’s all about.


George Josevski – Owner – Bunyip Tours

Bunyip’s Managing Director, George Josevski, has devoted the past 33 years to working with group tours and international tourism. When George worked in backpacker industry he identified a gap for visitors who were seeking a more authentic and immersive Australian tour experience.

In 1998 the popularity of Neighbours had gained popularity in the UK, it was during this time the idea to create a bus tour to the film set of Neighbours was born.  George knew he had hit upon something special.  After this success in Melbourne, he tested regional itineraries, trading as Otway Discovery Tours and Penguin Island Day Tours. Success came from educational, fun, interactive experiences, all delivered by driver/guides chosen for their enthusiasm, great personalities, local knowledge and exceptional people skills.

In 2006, he consolidated branding under Bunyip Tours.  Nearly 12 years later and the original team is still going strong. Operating from two locations with a visitor centre in Flinders St Melbourne and a new larger HQ in Footscray, the business now service more than 60,000 visitors per year.


This event will be held at VU City Flinders Campus. The campus is located at 300 Flinders Street, between Elizabeth and Queen Street. Enter the elevator lobby off Flinders St or via the University Arcade. The conference room is on level 9. Click here for a map.


A special thanks to our event partners for 2018: 


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Victoria University, Flinders Street


Young Tourism Level 3, 150 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000