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Skills Passport: Your online professional portfolio!Track your training and career achievements in your very own Skills Passport.

Free, convenient and secure, the online Skills Passport allows you to house your CV, career plan, qualifications, achievements, and references in one convenient and highly functional place!

Once you’ve created your Skills Passport profile you can search and apply for jobs within the system, knowing that employers will be able to instantly review your Skills Passport profile. Presenting yourself to potential employers has never been easier!

Head on over and create your Skills Passport profile now!

What's in it for me?

Skills Passport: Your online professional portfolio!

Your own online professional portfolio, visible to 10s of thousands of employers who are looking for new and skilled team members, just like you!

Employers are using Skills Passport as their priority for finding just the right person today!

Upload your details, your gravatar, as well as the following professional information about yourself:

  • Your education
  • Your employment history
  • Your achievements
  • Referee details and references
  • Your vision (or your career plan to be dull about it)
  • Your CV

All these details (and more to come) will be visible to Skills Passport employers.

In addition, you can search for and find jobs, often exclusive to Skills Passport members, and customise your profile by way of the types of position you are looking for, so that employers can zero in on you, yes you, putting you at the front of the queue and ready to take on that role!

Head on over and create your Skills Passport profile now!

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Should I bother?

Skills Passport: Your online professional portfolio!

Skills Passport is growing rapidly, and so are the things you can do there! Soon you’ll be able to create your own video and image gallery so that you can demonstrate your skills in realtime!

You’ll also be able to create your own PDF version of your CV, your Skills Passport in portable form, including all your details above and links to your video and image gallery and online Skills Passport. Exposing yourself (in a good way) has never been easier!

Not only that, but your online Skills Passport will have its own URL and you will be able to apply for jobs within Skills Passport itself, cutting through the masses of applicants and ensuring that you get noticed! Skills Passport employers are using the system to reduce time in wading through applicants and are prioritising applicants with a fully populated, impressive (like you), Skills Passport online portfolio.

SO…get involved and expose yourself now! Visit Skills Passport to create your profile and get busy. Your next big thing is waiting for you! What are you waiting for?

Apprentice Skills Pathways

Let us help ignite your career

Apply to be part of the Skills Pathways Program and we’ll find the right apprenticeship and training for you. We’ll match you with the right restaurant and registered training organisation. Importantly we’ll provide on-going support and a Skills Passport to monitor your progress along the way.

The initial phase of this program covers the following 4 courses:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery — Apprenticeship

You will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge needed to operate as a trade cook in a commercial kitchen. You will learn how to produce quality foods, plan menus, control costs and work as part of a team in a hospitality environment. Practice skills will be developed for the hygienic preparation and service of a range of meals in a professional manner. The course also contains a range of elective units specific for various industry sectors.
Download the brochure (PDF 500KB)

  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

This certificate is for qualified cooks and recognises prior learning and training. This course builds on your trade qualification and will develop your knowledge and understanding of hospitality management. You will gain an additional skills set encompassing human resources, customer service, finance and work health and safety practices, whilst exercising your own judgement and flair.
Download the brochure (PDF 500KB)

  • Certificate III in Hospitality (Apprenticeship — Front of House)

This competency-based pathway program provides entry-level practical skills and relevant theoretical knowledge in: providing service to customers, safe work practices , coaching, hygiene practises for food safety, introduction to food knowledge, food and beverage service, coffee and beverage knowledge. The course also contains a range of electives that will enhance your skill set.
Download the brochure (PDF 500KB)

  • Apprentice Supervision

Have you considered a supervisory role? The Skills Pathways Program can support you in undertaking formal training that assists in the effective management of apprentices and identifies what to do and where to go for support, such as the Apprenticeship Mentors at Restaurant & Catering Australia.
Download the brochure (PDF 500KB)

The registered training organisations participating in this Skills Pathways Program are:

Apply online now!


Learn how Discover Your Career can help you!

Learn how searching for hospitality and tourism jobs and training opportunities is made easy via Discover Your Career and Skills Passport.

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The hospitality industry is growing and there’s a shortage of good people to fill these great jobs right now!


Taralga's Tahlia Collins wins Apprentice of the Year

Young Goulburn woman Tahlia Collins has just won the TAFE NSW Illawarra Apprentice of the Year.


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Restaurant Australia case study video: RT Tours

Based in Alice Springs, RT Tours owner and operator Bob Taylor hosts a guided dinner tour introducing people to local Indigenous ingredients in incredible surroundings.



TAFE SA Women in Wine scholarship winners announced!

TAFE SA’s inaugural Women in Wine Scholarship winners were announced this week after attracting 35 entries from women forging careers in the traditionally male-dominated industry.

Shaw + Smith’s tasting room manager Emma Hedges and final-year Adelaide University winemaking student Sarah Lyons were granted the scholarships to study internationally-recognised Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses at TAFE SA.

Both women said they welcomed the chance to expand their industry knowledge and were thankful for the push by TAFE SA Wine lecturer Gill Gordon-Smith and Education Manager Trish Colbey to support more women in the industry.

With plans to work overseas after graduating, Ms Lyons said an international WSET course will boost her credentials.

“I really feel this will add another layer to my degree and a competitive edge when applying for jobs,” Ms Lyons said.

Likewise Ms Hedges, who is currently finishing the Level 2 WSET course, said Level 3 WSET training will help her in her leadership goals.

Ms Gordon-Smith said the overwhelming response to the scholarship program prompted TAFE SA to award two scholarships.

“The applications were outstanding and it was a difficult final decision,” Ms Gordon-Smith said.

More information on TAFE SA’s wine and viticulture courses can be found here 


Get a first class career in hospitality...

Tracy created her own destiny by working her way into tourism and framing her life around it.


Australian Tourism Awards

Puff Pastry short courses at William Angliss

In this hands on, comprehensive class learn how to master the intricate art of lamination to create, and perfect, puff pastry.



HTN 2017 Inter Schools Culinary Challenge

HTN is seeking Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students from local High Schools to participate in the 2017 HTN Inter Schools Culinary Challenge.



New master's degree brings food systems and gastronomy together - enrol now!

With a growing global focus on sustainable and ethical food systems, William Angliss Institute is set to launch Australia’s only Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy to explore the challenging problems facing contemporary food systems and cultures.

Gastronomy lecturer Kelly Donati said introducing this unique Master’s degree was an exciting step for the Institute in educating passionate people who want to make a difference in the world of food and gastronomy.

The two-year Master program prepares graduates for careers in education, local government, research, media, policy, social enterprise, the community food sector and other settings where deep knowledge of food systems and culture is needed for informed decision making and meaningful change.

“The need for qualified and capable food system professionals with interdisciplinary perspectives will be acutely felt in coming years, particularly as governments begin developing and implementing food policy at the local and state level,” Ms Donati said. “We want to support our graduates in becoming experts and leaders in contributing to food systems that are inclusive, fair, sustainable and delicious.”

Drawing on William Angliss Institute’s unique networks in industry, community and government, subjects are designed to develop and apply students’ skills in interdisciplinary thinking and critical analysis to the problems facing modern systems of food production, provisioning and consumption. In this context, it also encourages students to consider the ethical and political implications of gastronomy as a cultural schema for living and eating well.

As a leading specialist centre for culinary training and education, William Angliss Institute is committed to expanding and sharing food knowledge with the broader community. In December 2016, it co-hosted the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy. “Over four days, food scholars, researchers, producers, artisans, writers and passionate eaters came together from Australia and around the world to discuss what this year’s theme of “Utopian Appetites” means for our food future,” Ms Donati explained.

Beginning late February 2017, the William Angliss suite of postgraduate programs in food systems and gastronomy will be offered at an introductory discount of $2,000 per subject which only applies to those enrolling for semester one commencement in 2017.

Also on offer are a Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Food Systems and Gastronomy to be delivered across four and eight subjects respectively. Part-time enrolments are welcome across all postgraduate courses.

Applications close on 31 January 2017 - ENROL NOW


ICC Sydney supporting diversity and inclusion

The events and hospitality industry is fortunate in being very diverse across a number of streams, and ICC Sydney will continue to support all backgrounds and celebrate their successes.



Indigenous apprentices join Noma

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute in partnership with William Angliss Institute has been instrumental in placing its young apprentice chefs in some of the top restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne.

Through the Skills for Success program, students gain fundamental skills before commencing a three year on-the-job apprenticeship.

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NICI is an industry inspired initiative, to create highly skilled Indigenous chefs and provide them with a lifelong mentor.  The program has been custom designed by industry leaders such as Ian Curley, Neil Perry, Guillaume Brahimi, Michael McMahon, Jill Dupleix, Terry Durack and Barry McDonald featuring the key skill sets which are valued and required by top level restaurants.

A new intake of the “Skills for Success” program has already commenced in Sydney this year and the program will commence shortly in Melbourne.

The program has been running successfully in Sydney with the first seven graduates completing their three year apprenticeships in late 2014 and another group due to graduate in April 2016.  Two of the leading graduates were awarded an all-expenses paid trip to gain experience at London’s most famous restaurant’s “Dinner with Heston” and Brett Graham’s “The Ledbury.”

To read more about this program visit  http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/national-indigenous-culinary-institute-chefs-join-the-ranks-at-noma-20160125-gm9uds.html

For more information contact Garry Simpson on 0414 696 025 garry@nici.org.au or Daliah Parker on m: 0429 148 211 or email daliah@nici.org.au or Jon Belling on 039606 2469 or email jonb@angliss.edu.au.