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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!

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.
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  • 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!

CAREERS

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.

What can I do?

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

CAREERS

Great Chefs Series in Tasmania!

Be part of a high quality culinary experience with internationally recognised chefs, partnering with TasTAFE Drysdale in Launceston.


Throughout the months of April, May, June, July, September and October, TasTAFE Drysdale presents the ‘Great Chefs Series’ in Launceston. The Great Chefs Series is an opportunity for some of the most influential culinary minds in Australia to collaborate with some of the up and coming talent within the Tasmanian hospitality industry.

TasTAFE Drysdale students across Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Commercial Cookery programs in Launceston will deliver an educational experience that will culminate with the ‘Great Chefs’ and Commercial Cookery Apprentices delivering a premium culinary event, showcasing Tasmanian Vocational Education and Training with premium produce in the form of a six course degustation.

Each of the six courses is complemented with a wine from one of Tasmania’s world class wineries, and is a culinary journey unique to the experiences, flavours and techniques that have shaped each of the ‘Great Chefs’, in imparting their pursuit and passion for cuisine to the next generation in the kitchen.

LOCATION


TasTAFE Drysdale, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston, Tasmania
WHEN

Dinners - pre dinner drinks 6.30pm, seated at 7:15pm

Friday 15th April- Jacques Reymond

Friday 13th May - Donovan Cooke

Friday 24th June - Mark Best

Friday 29th July - Tetsuya Wakuda

Friday 30th September - Dan Hong

Lunch - noonTasTAFE-Drysdale

Sunday 2nd October - Michael Luo

 

TasTAFE Drysdale look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to the ‘Great Chefs’!

MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

 

Tourism and Hospitality at TasTAFE 


The Hospitality and Tourism sector is projecting a very healthy outlook with the Australian Government predicting over 49,000 additional jobs to be created by 2017.


The Tourism Industry is forecast to grow between 43% and 74% by 2020, providing even more employment opportunities. With unprecedented demand for skilled hospitality and tourism professionals, now’s the time to get qualified with TasTAFE Drysdale.

Studying for a qualification in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events area within TasTAFE Drysdale offers fantastic opportunities to enter the hospitality and tourism industries, to learn and demonstrate skills that will land you a job anywhere in the world.

At TasTAFE Drysdale your classrooms are real life restaurants, real life industry partners in real life environments where you will learn first-hand how to work in this fast-paced, exciting industry.

Our tourism courses prepare students for working as a travel consultant, tour guide or tourism promoter or consultant.

Courses offered include hospitality, commercial cookery, kitchen operations, events, travel and tourism.

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Launch a career in tourism - QLD Young Tourism Leaders

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.

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QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network

The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.

Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.

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Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!

Interested in starting your butchery career? HTN is looking for individuals to undertake the HTN Aspire Program at Granville TAFE with the opportunity to score a butchery apprenticeship with HTN at the end.

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Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss

Do you want to generate positive change within the food system?

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Restaurant Australia case study video: RT Tours

Tourism Australia has produced a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia .

The aim of the videos is to inspire more businesses to get involved in promoting Aussie cuisine as food and wine continues to become an ever more important aspect of the experience international visitors are looking for.

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.

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TAFE QLD Hotel and Hospitality School

TAFE Queensland's Hotel and Hospitality School (QHHS) is training the next generation of five and six-star workers and invites outstanding applicants to join their flagship program,

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The Star Sydney is looking for Apprentice Chefs

Star Sydney are currently taking expressions of interest for enrollment in The Star Culinary Institution to start in early December.

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TAFE NSW: Cookery and Wine Courses

Do you have a passion for food or wine? A chef or sommelier course will put you in the world of great taste.

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