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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


  • 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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Get noticed!

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!

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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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Sydney TAFE short courses - get a taste of your career!

Discover a new passion, boost your career or get the industry-required training and certification you need for work.

Sydney TAFE short courses help you to:

  • spark a new interest

  • gain new skills and knowledge to grow your business and advance your career

  • meet regulatory or legislative requirements for work

  • keep your skills up to date and earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points

  • prepare for study at university or TAFE



Next Generation of Australian Chefs receive training of a lifetime at Noma Australia

Twenty-five Australian hospitality students will receive the ultimate training opportunity at world-renowned restaurant Noma Australia when it officially opens this week at Barangaroo, Sydney.

The Noma Australia Vocational Program, a partnership between Noma Australia, Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) and the NSW Government, will provide students with on-the-job training and mentoring while they complete their Diploma in Hospitality.

R&CA CEO John Hart says the internship program will provide the ultimate training experience for young and mature-aged workers seeking to progress their career in the industry.

“The culinary skill and knowledge of René Redzepi and the Noma team is second to none. The Noma Australia Vocational Program will introduce Australian hospitality students to the best culinary minds this global industry has to offer. The program also exposes front-of-house students to the customer service expectations of the world’s finest restaurant.

“Knowledge sharing and up-skilling Australia’s next generation of chefs and restaurant professionals is necessary to grow our sector and promote future careers in hospitality. Too often the sector is seen as a stepping-stone on the way to an alternative career.

“Improving the employment prospects of trainees is a driving force behind the program, along with supporting recruitment tools such as the Discover Hospitality website. These tools connect apprentices and qualified staff with employers as they progress their career in hospitality,” Hart says.

Noma Australia, a collaboration with Lendlease and Tourism Australia, will run for ten weeks at what will become Sydney’s newest waterfront dining precinct, Barangaroo.

René Redzepi, founder and head chef of Noma, says the relocation of his restaurant to Barangaroo is an exciting opportunity to showcase the diverse culture and natural wonders of Australia, as well as to celebrate the country’s unique produce through an original and exclusive Noma Australia menu. To share our new gastronomic experiences with the next generation of industry professionals is truly exciting.”

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Photo: Jason Loucas


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