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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!


QLD Hotel & Hospitality School

The Queensland Hotel and Hospitality School is a new school developed as a partnership between TAFE Queensland and the Star Entertainment Group.  The school offers courses in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast based at TAFE campuses and off-site.

Additionally, industry engagement was sought from the premium hotel sector to assist with analysis of recruitment needs, the development and contextualisation of course content, master classes and work experience placements.  Employment opportunities can be extended to suitable students at the end of each course.  Current industry partners are:
In Brisbane:-
Treasury Casino & Hotel
Sofitel Brisbane Central
Hilton Brisbane
Hotel Jen Brisbane
NEXT Hotels Brisbane
Royal International Convention Centre
Rydges South Bank
Pullman & Mercure Brisbane King George Square
In Gold Coast:-
Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Palazzo Versace
Sea World Resort & Waterpark

Limited opportunities remain for additional industry partners to join the school.


The initial programmes of the Queensland Hotel and Hospitality School commenced in 2015.  These are:
*  The International Hospitality Service Programme (incorporating the Certificate III in Hospitality)
*  Culinary Arts Apprenticeship (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery) based on the successful Echo Culinary Institute model

The International Hospitality Service Programme is based on the Certificate III in Hospitality and designed to train and provide industry with entry level food and beverage staff with strong five and six star hotel skills.  A core team from industry assisted with contextualising the course material to five and six star standard.  The training modules for the programme were selected by TAFE Queensland and the Star Entertainment Group with industry feedback sought.  Specific modules chosen include:
- Provide silver service
- Provide advice on food and beverage matching
- Provide advice on imported wines, Australian wines, beers, spirits and liqueurs
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Students were provided with work experience in two different industry partners with three shifts a week over four weeks in each property.  Feedback on the students and course has been extremely positive with most students from the first cohort achieving employment within a month of completion.  The second cohort of students commenced in Brisbane on 1 February 2016.

The Culinary Arts Apprenticeship has been based on the Echo Culinary Institute model where block releases are front loaded in the apprenticeship (more blocks held in the first year than held in the second and third years).  14 students commenced in December 2016.  The goal of this programme is to rotate apprentices through multiple outlets and properties to provide an extremely well rounded experience.

Additional course offerings will be developed over the next few years with the goal being a Bachelor programme.  Trends and industry needs will be monitored with assistance from our partners.

To register your interest, CLICK HERE


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