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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.
Download the brochure (PDF 500KB)

  • 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.
Download the brochure (PDF 500KB)

  • 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!


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.



Front of House Apprenticeship in NSW

Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia (Provider number 6868) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and as such is able to deliver nationally recognised certificate level training and industry short courses.

We help owners and their employees with learning and development opportunities that enhance capability, competency and ultimately your competitive differentiation.

Competitively priced regulatory and professional development courses are available across multiple states and in a variety of delivery methods;

1.    Face to face at client premises
2.    Face to face at selected venues
3.    Distance learning online

After you register for an online course you will be given access to the Online Training Portal
As and when government funded training becomes available Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia (Provider number 6868) extends free places to members and their employees.

The recent additions of the “On Line” course capability provides a great opportunity for regional and metro members to up skill and keep abreast of industry developments in a cost and time effective manner.

Through the Doing Business Better program we also run a number of informal educational seminars across the country covering topical and on-trend areas of interest to our members.  Presentations and interactive sessions range from key trends influencing food, wine, service and fit outs through to social media and consumer activation strategies and innovations.

Enhancing your capability and competitive differentiation

Connecting restaurants with the right apprentices and providing dedicated support throughout the program. Learn more now ››

Watch the DVD here.

To ensure the courses and programs offered remain relevant, current and of the highest standard we continually assess and work with our selected trainers to refresh their skills and bring vibrancy to the program.

The training program has been updated to include a number of online options to better meet the needs of our regional members and metro based members that want the convenience of studying from home.

This means that you can now select from a wider range of courses and participate either online, face to face via classroom settings or in your workplace.

Click here for an overview of available courses.



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


Chef's stories....

Chef's Story by George Hill, Chair of Judges, ECOTY Executive chef of the Year Competition 2016.


"A chef is much more than just someone who can cook - A chef is also a “mindset.”

A benchmark chef requires large kitchen/s cookery experience, culinary knowledge, culinary skill, training, determination, high values and conducts him or herself by agreed codes of practice. The role extends through to Executive, Chef de Cuisines, Corporate and Personal Chefs.

It’s like SAKE  - Skills, Attitude, Knowledge, Experience.


The Executive chef of the Year Competition doesn’t just focus on the chefs culinary skills, it’s an element that is taken for granted. It doesn’t matter if you can or cannot cook a vindaloo, or use of a smoke gun. The ECOTY is about your managerial and leadership skills and attitude as a professional. It is not necessary that you are in a job of current employment either. You could be a former Executive Chef who has had a radical departure from the kitchen and now working in a creative or corporate role for tomorrows business needs.


Chefs are people whose career’s emanated from a position of responsibility in a large kitchen/s, however it is not that important to be currently employed in a kitchen we have mentioned roles as above who may also apply. 

Chef is after all a mindset as well as being a good cook!

There’s an overseas trip to Spain involved ‘why not?’ you have every good chance but you need to apply.

Tell us your chef's story and pack for Spain

Chefs have some great stories to tell and one could write more than 350 words on the subject:

  1. Explaining and showing your attitude towards being courteous, conscientious and business-like.

  2. Show examples  of how you lead by example and how you encourage a team approach and culture in the brigade.

  3.  Explain your attitude towards training, dress standards, achieving corporate goals.

  4. Maintaining relevance in a constantly changing food world.

  5. How you handle disputes in the kitchen and mentoring.

  6. How you reward great staff.

  7. How confident you are in delegating to your Sous chef

  8. Showing outwardly your mission and vision in your career.

  9. How you have built your team.

  10. Even demonstrate how you balance your commitments towards family in a demanding career.


The Inspired Series - Luke Mangan

Luke wanted to create The Inspired Series program, in partnership with Sydney TAFE and Australia’s industry leaders, to help educate and support our young up-and-coming chefs and hospitality students.



Live and love hospitality...

Hospitality - it's not a job, it's a lifestyle



HTN Apprentices - Become an Apprentice Chef today!

A career as a professional Chef is both fulfilling and indeed rewarding with very real opportunity for career advancement, travel abroad, and job satisfaction.



HTN Recruit is calling all Qualified Chefs!

Are you qualified and looking for new opportunities in in Sydney, Newcastle or anywhere in the state?

Have you sent HTN your resume? Have you spoken with Katrina or Christina about any of the 60 jobs HTN have available through our networks?

If you are a Chef de Partie, Demi Chef, Sous Chef or even a Head Chef, give HTN a call and tell them what you are looking for and they will find it!

Call Katrina on 0408 247 078 or Christina on 0433163719 and
Email your resume to recruitment@htn.com.au for an interview today!




William Angliss Institute - Apply now for July start

Interested in becoming a leader in the Foods, Hospitality or Hotel Management industries?