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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.
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  • 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!


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Angliss students join Matteo and Buddha in North Fitzroy

Leading Australian restaurateur Matteo Pignatelli, with new Executive Chef and Angliss graduate Kah-wai (aka 'Buddha') Lo, and Guest Chef Raymond Capaldi shared their expertise with cookery and hospitality students from William Angliss Institute at Fitzroy restaurant Matteo’s at a special lunch  as part of the Institute’s Great Chefs Program.

Chef Kah-Wai completed his apprenticeship under previous executive chef Brendan McQueen at Matteo’s and then worked under the direction of chef Raymond Capaldi at restaurant Hare and Grace.

Kah-Wai was awarded the 2015 Gordon Ramsay Excellence Award, competing against five other Gordon Ramsay employees at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London. He originally completed his apprenticeship under Brendan McQueen at Matteo’s and then worked under the direction of chef Raymond Capaldi at Hare and Grace before moving to the UK.

Matteo graduated from William Angliss Institute with a Diploma of Business in Hospitality Management in 1989 and went on open Matteo’s in North Fitzroy in 1994. As the President of the Restaurant & Catering Australia (RCA) National Board and a member of the board of William Angliss Institute, Matteo is passionate about industry training.

Matteo said working together for the next generation of hospitality professionals is vital and he wants to encourage more restaurants and hospitality businesses to become involved in industry training. “I believe in training chefs not cooks and restaurateurs not waiters. William Angliss taught me a great deal about management styles, techniques and systems. My diploma studies gave me an excellent insight into all aspects of running a successful hospitality business,".

The 12 apprentice chefs worked closely with Kah-Wai and Raymond to produce and serve the seasonally inspired four course lunch matched with wine to a full house of guests. 12 students studying Certificate IV Hospitality at the Institute performed front-of-house duties working closely under the direction of Matteo and his front-of-house manager.

Hospitality student Francesco Locatelli said he had learned a lot from this opportunity. “It has been great to work in a professional restaurant setting and learn from industry leaders.  Working closely with Matteo today it was his attention to detail that really stood out and how important this is to the whole restaurant experience,”.

Matteo’s has been awarded two hats in the coveted ‘Age Good Food Guide’ for 18 of the past 22 years. The Age Good Food Guide 2015 review said, “For two decades Matteo's has offered fine dining with a cheeky wink. A heritage building, plush fittings and stiff linen bestow gravitas, and the food is ambitious and original, but proprietor Matteo Pignatelli sets a genial, light-hearted tone.”

Traditionally held in the Angliss Restaurant at the city campus, William Angliss Institute’s famous Great Chefs program gives hospitality and cookery students the opportunity to work with the crème de-la-crème of Melbourne’s vibrant culinary scene and offers other industry professionals and the general public a superb dining experience and great value for money.


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Tourism & Hospitality at Drysdale Campus - TasTAFE

No matter where you are in life, or what study or career goals you may have for your future, TasTAFE has a qualification or training program that is right for you!

If you want to work in an environment that gives you the opportunity to meet lots of new people, work flexible hours and gain skills and knowledge that will allow you to work anywhere in the world, the tourism, cookery and hospitality industry may be just what you are looking for! The beauty of Tasmania’s landscape, our unique wildlife and high quality of food and wine has led to a steady growth of employment opportunities in the local tourism industry.

If you decide to gain a qualification in this area, you’ll be choosing an industry that has a wide range of diverse career paths and job roles for casual, part-time and full-time work in a number of settings including restaurants, hotels and resorts, cafés, tourist ventures and retail environments.

Careers in the tourism, cookery and hospitality industry can include food and beverage service positions, managerial positions in restaurants and hotels, and varied roles with travel agencies, event organisers and tour guiding/tourism operators, or you may like to enter the fitness industry.

When you undertake training in this industry, you can create a ‘portable’ career that offers experiences not only in Australia but overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with interesting people, learn valuable and transferable skills, and experience practical training in our training restaurants and cafés.

With unprecedented and widespread skills shortages in cookery and hospitality, now is the time to consider undertaking pre-employment or apprenticeship opportunities within this industry. Your studies at Drysdale will help you gain the skills you need and lead to quality job outcomes and the vibrant and exciting career you’ve always dreamt of!

Drysdale is TasTAFE’s tourism and hospitality training facility, where students are able to put their skills and knowledge into practice through staffing the Drysdale kitchens, restaurant, café and bar in each of the three regions – Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. TasTAFE_2015_1314-640x480Drysdale offers a wide range of qualifications in Tourism, Hospitality, Cookery, Fitness, and Tour Guiding. TasTAFE trained apprentices make it four in a row


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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.

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