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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!


Gault&Millau Australia - could you feature in the next edition?

Launch your career as a chef, restaurateur or sommelier and you could be recognised in Gault&Millau Australia.

Gault&Millau Australia 2016 Melbourne & Sydney Restaurant Guide to over 300 of Sydney and Melbourne’s best chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, industry professionals and media who gathered for ‘A Night in Paris’ to celebrate the launch of the third edition at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gault&Millau Australia’s Chief Judge, Mark Dorrell said, “Since launching in Australia in 2014 we have grown our distribution by 100% — proving that Australia wanted another opinion. We have the right mix of produce, culinary talent and creativity to make Australia one of the world’s best dining destinations”.


This year saw the launch of the anticipated Gault&Millau Australia awards and the winners in 2015 are:

  • Riedel Sommelier of the Year Award: Sally Humble, Lûmé (Melbourne) | Simon Curkovic, Marque (Sydney)

  • Perrier Jouët New Restaurant of the Year Award: Lûmé (Melbourne) | Bennelong (Sydney)

  • PorkStar Professional of the Year Award: Lawrence Ip, Cosi Ristorante (Melbourne) | Vanessa Duckworth, Four in Hand (Sydney)

  • The Yellow Rose Award: Donovan’s (Melbourne) | Beppi’s (Sydney)

  • The American Express ‘Potentialist’ Award: Hugh Allen, Vue de monde (Melbourne) | Lauren Eldridge, Marque(Sydney)

  • V-ZUG Chef of the Year Award: Ben Shewry, Attica (Melbourne) | Daniel Puskas and James Parry, sixpenny (Sydney – joint winners)

  • Lavazza Restaurant of the Year Award: Vue de monde (Melbourne) | Sepia (Sydney)


More on the menu in TAFE SA hospitality and cookery courses

TAFE SA’s hospitality and cookery training has a long history of serving up successful chefs, restaurant managers, sommeliers, head waiters and expert service staff across Australia and internationally.

But TAFE SA’s high-level Diploma and Advanced Diploma hospitality and cookery courses lead to careers outside the nation’s kitchens and wine bars.

The business management, marketing, finance and human resource components of the programs can also lead to successful job outcomes in management, marketing and product development, and small business.

TAFE SA business hospitality and management graduate Mark Reginato would attest to this. As the owner of Adelaide companies Connect Vines and Man of Spirit, the long-time TAFE SA graduate is working with small independent producers in Australia and overseas to bring a range of unique small-batch wines and spirits to customers looking for rare and boutique product experiences.

Mr Reginato started with TAFE SA studying Business Hospitality and Management, finishing in 2001. He said he always wanted to use his training to work in product development, marketing and distribution – and to find success in a niche market.

Now his companies assist producers with business support, marketing and distribution of products as well as staff training.

Mr Reginato said he still uses his TAFE SA connections today to seek advice and industry knowledge.

“Having lecturers with local industry links and on-the-job experience was definitely the best part of my training and to be able to call upon that knowledge, even today, is extremely helpful,” he said.

“A lot of people I work with today are TAFE SA graduates. TAFE SA really opened the door to the food and wine industry and to people who, like me, have a love for high-quality, unique tastes and a passion for their products.”

Former graduate Belinda McPherson is TAFE SA’s Hospitality Educational Manager and has more than 13 years’ experience working with lecturers and industry experts to develop or adapt training courses to match emerging trends and needs.

TAFE SA is about getting students job-ready but there is definitely more to our hands-on courses than the traditional career outcomes in hospitality and cookery,” Ms McPherson said.

“We offer a range of business, finance, management and marketing training to give people the skills to branch into other areas of the industry. Mark is a great example of someone who has applied his training to do what he loves and TAFE SA will continue to support his endeavours.”

Find out more about Hospitality and Cookery courses at TAFE SA


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.



HTN Youth Skills Showcase

Hospitality Training Network (HTN) are now the largest group employer of Apprentice Chefs and Apprentice Butchers nationwide with presence in Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra.

The HTN Youth Skills Showcase took place on 26th September 2017 where the winners of two prestigious Scholarships were announced; The Australian Association of Food Professionals Margaret Fulton Scholarship as well as The Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship. The scholarships provide the next generation of culinary professionals with a unique opportunity to develop their skills in order to enjoy professional and personal successes.

HTN’s Patron Peter Howard announced the winner of the Scholarship exclusive to HTN apprentices (named in his honour).

The Australian Association of Food Professionals Margaret Fulton Scholarship
Congratulations to the winner: Tara Lockwood – Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College

Tara receives a paid one-week culinary experience interstate as well as $1,000, uniforms and a knife kit.

The HTN Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship
Congratulations to the winner: HTN apprentice Chef Mikaila Mikulic – Hosted at Campbelltown Catholic Club

Mikaila receives $5,000 cash and flights to either the UK or Asia (with thanks to Tourism Hospitality Catering Institute) to enhance her culinary career.


The event turned out to be a huge success with over 100 industry leaders that attended.

Futura Group, Krio Krush, Fraser & Hughes, Sandhurst Fine Foods, Game Farm, Australian Pork, Rivalea Australian Pork, Fonterra Food Services, HostPLUS, MEGT Australian Apprenticeships and TAFE NSW have generously supported HTN as sponsors of this initiative, ensuring that the commercial cookery sector’s future is assured.

HTN is a not for profit, group training organisation established by industry, for industryto employ hospitality apprentices and trainees and thus return to the industry highly qualified skilled technicians for the future.   HTN now employs hundreds of apprentice chefs and hospitality trainees throughout NSW and the ACT and is the leading hospitality specific group employer in Australia. We are proud to have employed, supported and mentored in excess of 12,000 apprentices to date.

For images and more information regarding this media release, please contact:  Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator Mina Makar 0408 247 078


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Tourism, Hospitality and Events courses at TAFE NSW

With the right mix of skills, experience, and a TAFE NSW qualification, you can have an exciting career in this huge growth industry anywhere in the world.



William Angliss Institute - Apply now for July start

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HTN Apprentices - Become an Apprentice Chef today!

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