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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!


Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship

Are you a chef? Farmer? Winemaker? Front of house worker? Producer? Anything in between? Each year one worthy person is sent on a trip of a lifetime to learn from the best in the world. It's an unbeatable chance to learn from leading visionaries in the hospitality industry as we swing open doors to world-famous venues.

Applications open until 22 April 2016.

About the scholarship

Our scholarship is open to any area of the food and wine industry – from the paddock to the table – and the prize includes international work experience as well as an exclusive industry mentorship in Australia.

If you’re passionate about learning new skills, this could be the career injection you've only dreamt about! Open to any Australian residents aged 22 - 35 working in hospitality. 

The prize

The winner will work closely with Melbourne Food and Wine to decide on three top venues across the world that relate to their area of expertise.

Prize includes flights, accommodation and spending money. On return, the winner will embark on a money-can’t-buy mentorship to continue their development in the industry.


How do I apply?

All you need to do is complete the application form, filling in detailed answers to every question and then send your CV to scholarship@foodfest.com.au, before 22 April


Who can apply?

Applications are open to Australian residents aged between 22 years and 35 years who are employed and working in any area of hospitality.

The judging process

The judging process is a three stage process:

1. Applications and Cvs vetted by Melbourne Food and Wine

2. Shortlisted applicants selected for phone interviews conducted by the panel

3. Finalists selected for home visits conducted by two panel members

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate ambition and a drive to succeed in the Hospitality Industry

  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable in a specific discipline within the Hospitality Industry

  • Demonstrate leadership with the potential to shape the future of the Hospitality Industry

  • Act in a professional manner and have a willingness to share their skills and knowledge with others

  • Have an understanding and willingness to communicate in the digital space.


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.



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!



HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

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



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.



Indigenous apprentices join Noma

The National Indigenous Culinary Institute in partnership with William Angliss Institute has been instrumental in placing its young apprentice chefs in some of the top restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne.

Through the Skills for Success program, students gain fundamental skills before commencing a three year on-the-job apprenticeship.

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NICI is an industry inspired initiative, to create highly skilled Indigenous chefs and provide them with a lifelong mentor.  The program has been custom designed by industry leaders such as Ian Curley, Neil Perry, Guillaume Brahimi, Michael McMahon, Jill Dupleix, Terry Durack and Barry McDonald featuring the key skill sets which are valued and required by top level restaurants.

A new intake of the “Skills for Success” program has already commenced in Sydney this year and the program will commence shortly in Melbourne.

The program has been running successfully in Sydney with the first seven graduates completing their three year apprenticeships in late 2014 and another group due to graduate in April 2016.  Two of the leading graduates were awarded an all-expenses paid trip to gain experience at London’s most famous restaurant’s “Dinner with Heston” and Brett Graham’s “The Ledbury.”

To read more about this program visit  http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/national-indigenous-culinary-institute-chefs-join-the-ranks-at-noma-20160125-gm9uds.html

For more information contact Garry Simpson on 0414 696 025 garry@nici.org.au or Daliah Parker on m: 0429 148 211 or email daliah@nici.org.au or Jon Belling on 039606 2469 or email jonb@angliss.edu.au.


Live and love hospitality...

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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,



2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Breakfast Restaurant

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


BREAKFAST RESTAURANT (Sponsored by Australian Mushrooms)

ACT - Space Kitchen, PHILLIP

NSW - REGIONAL - Burrawang General Store, BURRAWANG



QLD - The Balfour Kitchen - Spicers Balfour Hotel, NEW FARM

QLD - The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House, BROADBEACH

QLD - The Waterline Restaurant, ROSSLYN BAY


SA - Fred Eatery, ALDGATE

SA - Rigoni's Bistro, ADELAIDE

SA - The South Australian Company Store, ANGASTON


WA - Hamptons, CITY BEACH