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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!


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!



Hospitality and Tourism - TAFE QLD will prepare you for a successful career

Enter the lucrative industry of hospitality and tourism and learn skills that can land you a job anywhere in the world.



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.



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!

Total Chef Aspire is a selective program which includes an intensive 4 week course - a quality apprenticeship,  supported by dedicated Mentor Chefs.


4 days practical tuition per week (for 4 weeks)


1 day work placement (for 4 weeks) in some of the best establishments


Upon Competent Completion - the potential for paid placement in a high end commercial kitchen. Earn while you learn.





Supercharged by HTN


HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

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



Indigenous apprentices shining bright in Melbourne

Indigenous apprentice Laura Kirby – one of six apprentices working across a range of award-winning Melbourne restaurants - has commenced working at The European in Melbourne.

The first group of apprentices graduated from the first stage of their pre-employment training and are working in industry across a number of prestigious Melbourne restaurants. National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) has partnered with William Angliss Institute to deliver its Indigenous pre-employment program, Skills for Success in Melbourne.

The Skills for Success program included learning fundamental skills required to commence a three year on-the-job apprenticeship. In 2016 the program will recommence with a new group of apprentices.

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.


Laura Kirby from the north-western region of Victoria decided to take part in the program for a career change.


“I was excited when I saw the program and it is a great opportunity for me to work in an area I am passionate about. I also want to show other members of my community that there are programs like this that can help us reach our goals,” Laura said. Laura said she was very interested in learning more about different ways of preparing native Australian food.

“ I have grown up eating a whole range of native Australian animals including kangaroo, emu, goanna and fish and through my training I am learning new ways to cook them.  Plus I am inspired by the way chefs like Shannon Bennett cook these dishes too,” Laura said.

The European executive chef Ian Curley believes the program is paving the way for a stronger representation of Indigenous chefs in Australia’s culinary landscape. “This program is a fantastic initiative to empower Indigenous chefs to begin rewarding careers in the restaurant scene of Melbourne,” Ian said.

After completing the four week program at the Institute’s Melbourne campus, the first intake commenced placements in some of Australia’s top restaurants, being mentored by reputable chefs including from Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta Ristorante and Bistro Guillaume.

The program has been running successfully in Sydney with seven graduates completing their three year apprenticeships in January this year.  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.”  


National Indigenous Culinary Institute

Chefs from Sydney and Melbourne's top restaurants have combined forces and partnered with William Angliss Institute and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) to provide Indigenous Australians with training and experience to build a career as a chef.

Participants combine formal skills gained at William Angliss Institute with on-the-job mentoring and training with top chefs including Neil Perry, Matt Moran and Guillaume Brahimi.

How to apply:

For our Melbourne, send your application to daliah@nici.org.au or for Sydney to garry@nici.org.au.

Applications should include a resume outlining your work experience and a little about yourself, including a cover letter detailing why you’d like this opportunity and why you think you would be a great Trainee Chef. Please include details of referees and your contact details.

Ten Trainee Chefs will be selected through a four week competitive selection process. You will have the chance to show the top chefs that you have what it takes to work in their restaurants. Successful applicants will begin the Trainee Chef program in early 2015.

Find out more about the National Indigenous Culinary Institute.

For more information about this program for 2016 contact 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.


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.