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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.
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  • 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.

What can I do?

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


HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

Each year, HTN selects a winner of the prestigious HTN Peter Howard AM Future Chef Scholarship.



Commercial Cooking and Hospitality: Looking Ahead in 2017

The hospitality industry, both in terms of commercial cooking and service, is one built on the idea of experience. From the moment the restaurant first catches your eye, they want your mind whirling and your mouth watering – a feat which is growing infinitely more complex as time rolls on.

In 2017, the expectations of menus, service staff, waiting and convenience have shifted significantly from what they were a few years ago. This honestly comes as no surprise, with some researchers emphasising the extent to which Australians have changed their minds about everything from portion sizes and cooking sizes to means of delivery.

What does this mean for you, the budding server or culinary champion? Well, there is a wealth of trends and industry changes to keep in mind as you either seek employment or ready your own food empire.

Commercial Cooking

new ideas for commercial cooking
Think you’re ready to invent the next food trend?


As it turns out appealing to everyone is not the best way to operate in 2017. Today’s foodies are looking for niche foods and specialty eateries. Whether it is vegan Asian desserts, Korean-Mexican fusion, or something else entirely, people are hungry for something that is one-of-a-kind (at least for what’s within driving/bus distance).  What this means is that new chefs need to take their commercial cooking skills and apply them in new and inventive ways – which is actually a fun challenge to have.

European Take Over

Unsurprisingly for our geographic position, Australians have a long love affair with Asian food – one that may be coming to an end, if not becoming a gastronomic love triangle. New European flavours from Nordic region and France have found their way to our shores and are quickly becoming the talk of the town.

Hospitality Service and Management

new era of home delivery
Long gone are the old days of quick food pickups – bring on the drones!

New Delivery Vehicles

While there is much to be said about third party delivery apps (UberEats, MenuLog etc), they are already old hat. The next step forward now is a change in vehicles used to deliver food to homes. The investment into aerial and road drones is increasing alongside interest in the future possibility of driverless cars.  This means presentation, packaging, added extras etc. may well become the way to deliver a personal touch with future deliveries.

Strategic Marketing

For all the growth seen in the industry in recent years, the competition hasn’t been any less cutthroat. To survive you need to do more than have the trendiest, tastiest food – service, admin, and management staff need to be on the front foot with all things digital. Whether it is Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook or Zomato, you need to work to the sharing and food hunting habits of generations young and old.

Celebrating the next generation

The Apprentice Chef of the Year is our way of seeking out and celebrating those who represent what’s possible within the commercial space. Whether you are studying cookery, patisserie or baking, we encourage students to show pride in what they are capable of. A nomination alone could be what sets you apart in job applications and other competitive spaces in the future.

Talk to your teachers today to find out more about the competition.

Eager to join the industry?

For those of you not yet in the industry and are excited by all we’ve covered here, TAFE Queensland has a range of highly recognised, hands-on commercial cooking and hospitality courses for you to dive into.

This is an opportunity to build your own food empire. Why wait to make great?


Looking for guaranteed work? Aspire is for you!

How does a guaranteed placement into some of Australia's best kitchens sound to you? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!



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.



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,



Restaurant Australia Television Series

TV UPDATE: Tourism Australia has partnered with The Precinct Studios to create 'Restaurant Australia', an original three-part television series showcasing modern Australian cuisine to the world. The series follows renowned chefs, Neil Perry, Ben Shewry, and Peter Gilmore as they come together to create a uniquely Australian menu that is set to impress some of the world’s toughest critics. Watch the trailer ‪#‎restaurantaustralia‬ ‪#‎savouraus‬

Topics: media, television

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Indigenous employment in tourism and hospitality

The momentum behind the VTEC program continues to build and has seen over 3,000 Indigenous people take up sustainable employment in the program. Read some of the many Case Studies of Success to see how you too can create your own success in the tourism and hospitality industry.

VTECs offer guaranteed jobs to Indigenous jobseekers that complete the required training. Each job is guaranteed by an employer that has partnered with a VTEC. The employer specifies exact training requirements to be met before employment commences.  This means that the day a job seeker graduates from their VTEC training, they walk into a job.

VTECs will also provide mentors to offer ongoing support once you are in the job. VTECs will build your confidence in the workplace and help you address any issues as they arise. Currently there are 29 VTECs operating all over Australia that are already placing Indigenous job seekers into the local workforce.

You can find your nearest VTEC as well as well as further information on your local training providers here.

Watch this video for more info on VTEC