The term 'T-QUAL' represents tourism quality.
T-QUAL programs focus on improving the quality of tourism products and services on offer in the Australian tourism industry. T-QUAL programs support Australian businesses to provide high-quality services to travellers who travel in Australia.
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism is responsible for two different T-QUAL programs:
T-QUAL Accreditation promotes quality experiences for tourism consumers by recognising quality assurance schemes and their operators or related business units. T-QUAL accredited quality assured businesses or operators are recognisable by the national symbol of quality, the T-QUAL Tick.
T-QUAL Grants is a competitive merit-based grants program aimed at stimulating sustainable economic growth in the Australian tourism industry. On 26 July 2013, the then Minister Assisting for Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, announced the successful applicants under the 2013 round of T-QUAL Grants – Tourism Quality Projects. Further information on the outcomes of the round and next steps for successful applicants is available on the 2013 round web page.