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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!

CAREERS

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!

CAREERS

New Resort and Hotel Management degree launched

William Angliss Institute has launched a new Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management to help students prepare for an exciting career in one of the fastest growing industries in Asia Pacific, the international resorts and hotel industry.

Commencing in February 2016,this new course takes three years of full-time study and is designed to equip graduates with the ability to lead and manage business operations and find innovative solutions to complex issues in the dynamic hotel and resort industries.

Portrait Of Hotel Chambermaid In Guest RoomContent covered includes resort and hotel operations management, economics and revenue management, as well as customer service and human resource management. The focus is on delivering a combination of academic knowledge and practical skills to help students develop critical thinking, management capabilities, and professional skills so they can enter the industry with confidence.

Associate Director Higher Education and Quality Dr Paul A. Whitelaw said this degree is an excellent way to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills to go into this industry. "This degree offers hands on exposure to current industry programs and simulation software combined with strong industry engagement through expert guest speakers, site inspections and excursions and experienced teaching teams,” Dr Whitelaw said.

This course also complements the new Angliss International Hotel School (AIHS) which also launches in 2016. The AIHS offers a Diploma of Hospitality which will be delivered over 12 months, featuring an internship with a major hotel, international study tour and access to specialist master classes in premium service delivery.

After completing the Diploma, students will qualify for guaranteed entry into the second year of William Angliss Institute Bachelor Degree programs, including the Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management. In addition to the standard three year degree program, students can undertake a four year degree program with the fourth year specialising in either Professional Practice or International Practice.

In the Professional Practice specialisation, students have the opportunity to take a one year work placement in a preferred area such as HR, Finance, Marketing, Food and Beverage Management or Front Office. In the International Practice specialisation, students will analyse data and analytics across geographic region, study global management and do an international study tour. There’s also the option to take a semester’s study with an international academic partner or complete international work placement.

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COMPETITIONS

2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Fine Dining / Indian / Japanese / Mexican Restaurant

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



FINE DINING RESTAURANT (Sponsored by Sanpellegrino)

NSW - REGIONAL NSW - Circa 1876, POKOLBIN

SYDNEY - Tetsuya's Restaurant, SYDNEY

QLD - Thomson's Reserve Restaurant, BRISBANE

SA - Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, MAGILL

VIC - Estelle by Scott Pickett, NORTHCOTE

INDIAN / SUB-CONTINENT RESTAURANT (Sponsored by TripAdvisor)

ACT - Barbeque Nation, WANNIASSA

NSW - REGIONAL NSW - Kohli's Indian Restaurant, BATEMANS BAY

SYDNEY - Aki's Restaurant, WOOLLOOMOOLOO

QLD - Indian Empire on Runaway Bay, RUNAWAY BAY

SA - Cinnamon Club, NORWOOD

VIC - REGIONAL - Tulsi Indian Restaurant, SOMERVILLE

WA - Punjab Indian Restaurant, INNALOO

JAPANESE RESTAURANT (Sponsored by Dimmi)

QLD - Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf, HAMILTON

NSW - REGIONAL - Nagisa Japanese Restaurant, NEWCASTLE

SA - Ichitaro Dining, HYDE PARK

NSW - SYDNEY - TOKO Sydney, SURRY HILLS

VIC - Ocha Eatery, HAWTHORN

MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Sponsored by TripAdvisor)

NSW - REGIONAL - Taco Bill Mexican Restaurant, ALBURY

QLD - California Cantina, ISLE OF CAPRI

SA - Mexican Society of China Town, ADELAIDE

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New Festival of Sailing for the Whitsundays

Airlie Beach will host 12 yachts along with their skippers, international crews and supporters for the final stop of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in January 2018.

The festivities will feature events such as a long lunch on the iconic Whitehaven Beach and a community welcome event.

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Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!

Interested in starting your butchery career? HTN is looking for individuals to undertake the HTN Aspire Program at Granville TAFE with the opportunity to score a butchery apprenticeship with HTN at the end.

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