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
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
T-QUAL Grants is a competitive merit-based grants program aimed at stimulating sustainable economic growth in the Australian tourism industry.