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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!

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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!




From now and into 2016, the Northern Sydney Institute is offering fully subsidised (Fee free) training to those who meet the eligibility requirements. This means you could complete a short course, at no cost, to either start your career or upgrade your existing skills and knowledge.

All courses are fully subsidised. This training is a part of the Smart and Skilled Prevocational and Part Qualification Targeted Priorities Program – a NSW Government initiative. Eligibility criteria apply.

Choose from a range of fully subsidised courses that will help improve your career prospects or upskill your team and improve your business. This training is delivered at NO COST.

Find out more and see the full course list at Northern Sydney Institute's free courses


2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Burger Bar / Cafe Dining / Chinese Restaurant

R&CA’s Awards for Excellence program provides deserved recognition to those restaurants and caterers that excel in their field. The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. It provides publicity for hospitality businesses, a chance to network with key suppliers, and acknowledges the achievements of hospitality staff.



Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss

Do you want to generate positive change within the food system?



Commercial Cooking and Hospitality: Looking Ahead in 2017

In the heavily subjective spaces of cookery and hospitality, riding the trends is as important as setting them. Let's look ahead to what's next.



Apply now for April intake with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

BMIHMS is Australia’s number one hotel school for hospitality management education (TNS, 2013). They provide internationally recognised hospitality and business degree courses that are highly respected within the global hotel, restaurant, catering and event management industries.

When you study with BMIHMS, you’ll be able to combine your interest in business and passion for hospitality and embark on a career path that will potentially take you all around the world – and there has never been a better time for you to consider a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Students know that BMIHMS launches successful careers

  • 95% of BMIHMS graduates were in full time employment within three months of graduating; significantly higher than the national average of 68.1% (Graduate Careers Australia, 2015).

  • 91% of graduates feel satisfied with their current jobs

  • 92% of graduates would recommend BMIHMS

  • 98% of graduates would hire a BMIHMS graduate

Watch what a ‘day in the life’ of a bachelor of business student at BMIHMS at Torrens University is really like.


You can choose to study an undergraduate business degree in International Hotel and Resort Managementor International Event Management.

BMIHMS also provide Masters Degree Programs, which include International Hotel Management and Global Business Management.

Through BMIHMS’ extensive industry partnerships, you will be able to enhance your career prospects, by developing crucial contacts and peer networks in hospitality management.

Our graduates work all around the world in successful careers ranging from general management, sales and marketing, revenue management, events management, catering, hospitality management – the options are endless.

So what are you waiting for? Enquire now


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2017 R&CA Awards For Excellence - Finalists List - Asian Restaurant & Beer Cafe/Wine Bar

The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. It provides publicity for hospitality businesses, a chance to network with key suppliers, and acknowledges the achievements of hospitality staff.


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Registration now open for Nourish Hospitality Program


The 2016 Nourish Program Registrations are now open for students between 16 – 25 years. Download the Nourish Registration Form 2016 and email this form to nourish.sydney@ozharvest.org


OzHarvest’s Nourish Program is a pathway to employment, aimed at vulnerable youth between the ages of 16 – 25 years. OzHarvest has partnered with TAFE NSW and delivers the Nourish Program with the support of volunteers, mentors and qualified industry professionals.

OzHarvest is very excited to have launched the Nourish Program in Adelaide at the beginning of 2016. This is the first time that the program has been run outside of Sydney and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share this amazing program around Australia, first stop – Adelaide, next stop – Gold Coast!


The course is designed as a stepping stone for participants into the hospitality industry. The first step in the free program is a six week introduction to hospitality course covering basic cooking skills, nutrition, food safety, kitchen hygiene, communication skills, team work skills, resume writing and surviving job interviews. After the initial 6 week course the participants are given the opportunity to continue with a Certificate II in hospitality which is a nationally recognised qualification.

OzHarvest has an ever growing list of food donors and industry contacts who are willing to provide work experience and employment opportunities for Nourish participants who successfully complete the course. The Nourish Program is FREE for participating students.


There are two intakes of students for the Nourish Program each year, one in each school year semester, enrolments are open in January and July. There are a limited amount of spaces in the class and we encourage any young people who are interested in attend to register their interest so that they do not miss out. Please contact the Nourish team at OzHarvest for further information or to register your interest for the next intake.



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Belinda Woollett – Nourish Program Manager
Phone: 02 9516 3877
Email: nourish.sydney@ozharvest.org

Ruth Byham – Nourish Program Coordinator
Phone: 0423139816
Email: nourish.adelaide@ozharvest.org

“Our young people have benefited dramatically from participating in the Nourish program and have progressed onto further education and career pathways through the success of the program.”

Delise Kerehona – Manager, Ted Noffs Foundation, The Street University Liverpool

“OzHarvest has given me the opportunity to help further my studies and to develop better skills in hospitality through the Nourish Program. It was such a pleasure to come into class each time and being surrounded by a warm and friendly environment. I’m very thankful for the support and encouragement from the Oz Harvest family for a life changing opportunity.”
Nourish Program graduate – first intake 2015


View from the kitchen - ICC Sydney

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QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network

The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment. Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry. Click on image below. image020