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Discover Hospitality Apprenticeships

Did you know that hospitality has the highest growth of any sector? Getting into hospitality at a young age is a great way to learn skills, meet industry leaders and travel the globe. Completing an apprenticeship can also help in the long term also by enabling you to one day potentially opening your own business.

Restaurant & Catering Australia aims for an additional 250 apprenticeship commencements each in Queensland, Victoria and NSW in the hospitality sector to meet the demands of the industry

Objectives

  • Strengthen employer and community engagement with apprenticeship and training
  • Increase uptake and completion of apprenticeships and traineeship
  • Improve and enhance the quality of training being delivered
  • Create more streamlined systems and processes both for employers and learners

Give us a call if you are interested on 1300 722 878!

Claire Van Vuuren, Chef and Owner of Bloodwood Newtown  talks about strengthening employer and community engagement with apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a great way to commence your career in the hospitality industry. Claire Van Vuuren, Chef and Owner of Bloodwood Newtown, talks about her experience of working hard and getting noticed in the industry. Like Claire, you too can be mentored by industry leading chefs and succeed in a fast-paced industry. Travel the world and commence your career in an exciting industry with a hospitality apprenticeship!

Register your interest in undertaking an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry by emailing us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au

Nino Zoccali of Pendolino Restaurant discusses the importance of on the job training and what doing an apprenticeship could do for you.

Nino Zoccali of Pendolino Restaurant talks about how great it is to complete an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a great way to get paid while you learn skills on the job.  For those who love food and wine, an apprenticeship within the hospitality can be a great career!. An apprenticeship not only teaches you on-the-job skills, but also how to run a business, gaining skills in finance, business operations, and marketing.

Register your interest in undertaking an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry by emailing us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au

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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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!

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Fancy a career in resorts?

The William Angliss Institute is an industry leader when it comes to developing world-class travel and tourism graduates, and its resort training is no exception.

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CAREERS

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School - success stories

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, BMIHMS, is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education. BHIHMS provides internationally recognised hospitality and business degree courses that are highly respected within the global hotel, restaurant, catering and event management industries.


You can choose to study an Undergraduate business degree in International Hotel and Resort Management, or International Event Management. We also provide Masters Degree Programs, which include International Hotel Management and Global Business Management.

Enquire online now 

Read about a former student living his successful career dream.....

Cameron Abbott - Hotel General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
20 Years After Graduation
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Cameron has been loyal long-term member of the InterContinental Group team, which he joined not long after his graduation from BMIHMS. He has built a strong management career, built on a dedicated work ethic, within a portfolio of resorts and hotel properties in Fiji, Melbourne and Sydney.

Cameron has successfully progressed from hotel operations and rooms division departments to taking total responsibility for all hotel activities in his current position as Hotel General Manager within the prestigious Crowne Plaza, Melbourne.

You can find out more about Cameron’s career within his Alumni Profile page, as well as finding out what a day in Cameron’s life is like below:-

A day in the life of Hotel General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne


8am: First thing in the morning is time to ‘Walk the Beat’ – spend time in operations talking with colleagues and guests. I often assist with either clearing plates in the restaurant, or offering express check-outs to guests if a queue begins to form. This hands-on approach gives me the perfect opportunity to ask how their stay was and provide a service to our guests. It also gives me an opportunity to work alongside the front-of-house staff and experience their working environment.

9am: Personal assistant gives me an overview of the day and review 
of the previous day.

9.30am: Morning briefing. A chance to align all senior leaders with what 
is happening in the business today and tomorrow.
10am: Emails. Dedicated start and finish time designed so I can focus on this task. While highly important to today’s business environment, I always ensure that email does not over-shadow verbal and face-to-face conversations with my staff.

10.30am: Strategy time – reflect on ‘Action Plans’ and what we need to do. Are we on track? What outside assistance might we need to address unexpected issues?

12pm: Lunchtime is busy. I am always out on the floor or behind the scenes among operations. Generally, I am walking around doing quick quality checks. Tip: every hour or so, I get up and about to touch base with the teams in operation. This does two things: it keeps me in tune with daily operations and it recharges me for the tasks ahead.

12.30pm: Lunch

1pm: One-on-one catch up with a scheduled department head. I schedule each department head on a fortnightly basis for a one-on-one discussion, to work through their challenges, successes and development. This is their time.

2pm: Emails, emails, emails.

3pm: Attend front-office daily staff briefing. I want to ensure that the team understands they have my support and commitment to delivering excellent guest service.

3.15pm: Walk around, quick quality check.

3.30pm Scheduled meetings and/or work on current projects. For example, I am currently undertaking an ‘internal brand quality audit’ to ensure brand compliance and brand consistency on delivery. A certain amount of strategic planning is required to implement this.

5.30pm: Walk around, quick quality check.

6.15pm: Prepare for the next day. I consider this to be a critical part of the day – setting yourself up for success. Knowing what I have ahead of me allows me to plan for the unexpected.

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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!

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COMPETITIONS

2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Coffee Shop / Contemporary Oz Restaurant (formal)





COFFEE SHOP / TEA HOUSE (Sponsored by Moo Music)






NSW - REGIONAL NSW - Coffee Niche, WAGGA WAGGA

SYDNEY - Café Shenkin, ERSKENVILLE

QLD - Goodness Gracious Café, GRACEVILLE

SA - Nutrition Republic, GOODWOOD




 






CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT – FORMAL (Sponsored by American Express)






NSW - SYDNEY - Sails on Lavender Bay, MCMAHONS POINT

QLD -  Glass Dining & Lounge Bar, MAIN BEACH

SA - Botanic Gardens Restaurant, ADELAIDE

SA - REGIONAL - Pipers of Penola, PENOLA

VIC - Taxi Kitchen, MELBOURNE




 



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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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THREE TIPS FOR APPRENTICE CHEFS

Three tips for apprentice chefs that will serve you well for your career! Are you interested in becoming an apprentice chef? Register your interest at https://skillspassport.net/ , Email us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au, or call us on 1300 722 878 for more information.  

COMPETITIONS

2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Burger Bar / Cafe Dining / Chinese Restaurant



2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence National Finalists List Restaurant Awards 










BURGER BAR (Sponsored by Prospa)

NSW - SYDNEY - Ribs & Burgers, NEUTRAL BAY

QLD - Burger Institute, FOREST LAKE

SA - The Establishment 1858 - The White House, HAHNDORF

VIC - Spitfire Restaurant & Grill, ROSEBUD

WA - Ribs & Burgers, PERTH

 

CAFÉ DINING (Sponsored by Alsco)

ACT - Bookplate, PARKES

NSW - REGIONAL NSW -Awaba House Restaurant & Café, BOORAGUL

SYDNEY - Deckhouse Café, WOOLWICH

QLD - The Waterline Restaurant, ROSSLYN BAY

SA - The Artisan Café, BLACKWOOD

TAS - PEARL & CO, HOBART

WA - Canning River Café, WILSON

 

CHINESE RESTAURANT (Sponsored by Deliveroo)

NSW - REGIONAL NSW - Canton Palace, WENTWORTH FALLS

SYDNEY - Zilver Restaurant, HAYMARKET

QLD - Qi'Lin, TOOWOOMBA

SA - Yue Chinese Restaurant, UNLEY

TAS - Me Wah Restaurant, SANDY BAY

WA - Andly Private Kitchen, WEST LEEDERVILLE




 

 




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HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

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

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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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