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Industry Regulation & Accreditation

Accreditation: Tourism, Hospitality, Construction, Agriculture, Trades

Regardless of sector of industry, accreditation is becoming a necessary tool for businesses. Accreditation is valued by customers, operators, government and industry bodies. Below outlines a range of accreditation that you may like to consider for your business.

Tourism Accreditation
Take advantage of the tourism industry's accreditation and certification programs for tourism operators, hospitality providers and visitor centres.
Quality Tourism Framework
Accreditation is increasingly becoming a necessity for businesses operating in the tourism industry. It is valued by operators, government, industry bodies and guests alike.
National Tourism Accreditation Program
Leading Australian tourism operators display the accreditation tick. They’ve met specific criteria ensuring they are committed to exceeding your expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice.
China Ready Program
CHINA READY Training and Accreditation™ prepares people and businesses for the opportunities and challenges of engaging with China and the Chinese.
Australian Trusted Trader
Australian Trusted Trader provides businesses involved in importing and exporting with an accreditation to streamline and simplify customs processes.
EarthCheck Certification
EarthCheck Certified is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry.
National Accommodation, Recreation, and Tourism Accreditation
NARTA Inc. provides comprehensive assessments of accommodation, recreation and activity providers who apply for NARTA accreditation.
Trades Recognition Australia
Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service provider specialising in assessments for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia, for the purpose of migration and skills recognition.
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
Building certifiers inspect and approve building work and make sure it complies with the relevant aspects of approved building plans and appropriate building standards. They can work for local government, or in a private practice as a private certifier.
Accreditation under the Food Safety Schemes for Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Produce – Queensland
Businesses that must be accredited under a food safety scheme to assist in the monitoring and regulation of food safety in primary production and processing activities include butchers, smallgoods factories, poultry processors, meat transport vehicles, wild animal field harvesting, production and retail of pet food, meat cold stores, abattoirs, slaughter houses, dairy producers, dairy factories, egg producers and processors, seafood processors, commercial fishing boats, aquaculture farms and oyster businesses.
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment issues export documentation required by the Ex​port Control Act 1982 and the authorities of importing countries.


Your business may have legal obligations and requirements to meet to operate within the law. Read below to learn about specific registrations, licenses and permits from a variety of industries.

Licensing, registrations and legal obligations (Business Queensland)
To comply with the law, your business may need specific registrations, licences or permits. Which ones you need will depend on your business structure, its location, whether your business employs staff and the type of business you're operating.
Licenses and regulations
Moreton Bay Regional Council regulates and licenses a number of activities to ensure public health and safety. Find out requirements and how to apply.
Food & Beverage regulations & compliance (Business Queensland)
Food safety regulations apply to each stage of food and beverage production, from processing and manufacture to distribution.
Electrical safety and regulation (Business Queensland)
Four electrical safety codes of practice that may be useful in helping you to maintain a safe workplace.
Advertising Regulations (Business Queensland)
When setting your prices and advertising your products and services, you must comply with the law.
Workplace Health and Safety
The purpose of laws and legislative instruments in workplace health and safety in Queensland is to enable protection of health, safety and welfare of all workers.
Environmental licences and permits (Business Queensland)
Licensing and permits for activities that could impact the environment. Includes important information about applying for environmental authorities.

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