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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!


American foodies get a taste of Restaurant Australia

Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria showcased Australian food and wine at Los Angeles’ largest food festival in May, the Los Angeles Times Foodbowl.



Gold Coast Tourism Week

The inaugural Gold Coast Tourism Week from 1-7 July will celebrate the significance of tourism to businesses and residents of the Gold Coast economically, culturally, socially and historically.



HTN Apprentice Chef

Meet HTN Apprentice Abby Goodwin. Abby Goodwin entered the Proud to be a Chef Competition and was lucky enough to go to the Melbourne cook-off.



Tourism, hospitality and events courses at TAFE NSW

With the right mix of skills, experience, and a TAFE NSW qualification, you can have an exciting career in this huge growth industry anywhere in the world. From producing fine cuisine to organising the perfect events – to the endless rewards of helping someone have the holiday of a lifetime – unleash your creative, organisational and people skills.

TAFE NSW Tourism, Hospitality and Events courses and industry connections will give you the confidence and skills you need to be successful in whatever career you choose. Service industries are always evolving, and a TAFE NSW qualification demonstrates to employers that you are skilled for today’s workplace and the needs of tomorrow.

Commercial Cookery

TAFE NSW is the largest cookery training provider in NSW and offers nationally recognised qualifications. Courses are in state-of-the-art commercial kitchens, and facilitated by culinary-trained teachers who are passionate about the industry. From learning how to twist pasta to mastering hospitality operations, you will gain a huge range of culinary skills that will ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Event Management

TAFE NSW is the place to launch your career in the dynamic and exciting world of Event Management. You will learn from industry experts how to plan and organise an event from concept through to execution. The events industry is booming and qualified event managers are in demand right across the world.

Food Science, Production and Processing

From groceries and confectionary to meat, vegetables, grains and even beer, TAFE NSW courses in Food Science, Production and Processing are your gateway to the behind-the-scenes and large-scale creation of food and beverage products. Gain fundamental knowledge of food safety as well as valuable technical and creative expertise for a variety of roles in this multibillion dollar industry.


This fast-paced and vibrant industry – where the goal is to provide superior customer service and experiences – is one of the most diverse and largest employers across the globe. TAFE NSW has a range of courses that will accelerate your career, whether you want to manage a hotel, start your own café, or work in a bar.

Travel & Tourism

By some measures, Travel and Tourism is the largest industry in the world. Here in NSW it is also is bursting with opportunities for job seekers who want to help people explore the world around them. Our industry expert teachers will ensure you are ready to jump aboard the Travel and Tourism industry with hands-on and theoretical knowledge gained in our state-of-the-art facilities using the latest software and practices.

Explore the courses HERE


Supercharged by HTN


William Angliss Institute - Apply now for July start

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



Taralga's Tahlia Collins wins Apprentice of the Year

Young Goulburn woman Tahlia Collins has just won the TAFE NSW Illawarra Apprentice of the Year.

Tahlia was the winner of the Margaret Fulton Scholarship and studied a Certificate III in Commercial cookery at Goulburn TAFE.

The 19-year-old chef still carries the much-loved family recipe in her cookbook as inspiration for her culinary future.  She is completing her apprentice at the Taralga Sports Club as Lisa Francis's apprentice.

“It was such a nice surprise to win,” Tahlia said.

She is attending the presentation dinner in Wollongong on May 18, which she said would be “a truly amazing experience.”

“I am thrilled to have achieved recognition in the form of this award and am so grateful firstly to Lisa for being my exceptional mentor and secondly to my family for supporting me in everything I do,” she said.

She said her favourite type of food to prepare are desserts.

“You half eat with your eyes,” she said.


Story from http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/4669168/a-recipe-for-success/


Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School - success stories

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, BMIHMS, is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education. BHIHMS provides internationally recognised hospitality and business degree courses that are highly respected within the global hotel, restaurant, catering and event management industries.

You can choose to study an Undergraduate business degree in International Hotel and Resort Management, or International Event Management. We also provide Masters Degree Programs, which include International Hotel Management and Global Business Management.

Enquire online now 

Read about a former student living his successful career dream.....

Cameron Abbott - Hotel General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
20 Years After Graduation
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Cameron has been loyal long-term member of the InterContinental Group team, which he joined not long after his graduation from BMIHMS. He has built a strong management career, built on a dedicated work ethic, within a portfolio of resorts and hotel properties in Fiji, Melbourne and Sydney.

Cameron has successfully progressed from hotel operations and rooms division departments to taking total responsibility for all hotel activities in his current position as Hotel General Manager within the prestigious Crowne Plaza, Melbourne.

You can find out more about Cameron’s career within his Alumni Profile page, as well as finding out what a day in Cameron’s life is like below:-

A day in the life of Hotel General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

8am: First thing in the morning is time to ‘Walk the Beat’ – spend time in operations talking with colleagues and guests. I often assist with either clearing plates in the restaurant, or offering express check-outs to guests if a queue begins to form. This hands-on approach gives me the perfect opportunity to ask how their stay was and provide a service to our guests. It also gives me an opportunity to work alongside the front-of-house staff and experience their working environment.

9am: Personal assistant gives me an overview of the day and review 
of the previous day.

9.30am: Morning briefing. A chance to align all senior leaders with what 
is happening in the business today and tomorrow.
10am: Emails. Dedicated start and finish time designed so I can focus on this task. While highly important to today’s business environment, I always ensure that email does not over-shadow verbal and face-to-face conversations with my staff.

10.30am: Strategy time – reflect on ‘Action Plans’ and what we need to do. Are we on track? What outside assistance might we need to address unexpected issues?

12pm: Lunchtime is busy. I am always out on the floor or behind the scenes among operations. Generally, I am walking around doing quick quality checks. Tip: every hour or so, I get up and about to touch base with the teams in operation. This does two things: it keeps me in tune with daily operations and it recharges me for the tasks ahead.

12.30pm: Lunch

1pm: One-on-one catch up with a scheduled department head. I schedule each department head on a fortnightly basis for a one-on-one discussion, to work through their challenges, successes and development. This is their time.

2pm: Emails, emails, emails.

3pm: Attend front-office daily staff briefing. I want to ensure that the team understands they have my support and commitment to delivering excellent guest service.

3.15pm: Walk around, quick quality check.

3.30pm Scheduled meetings and/or work on current projects. For example, I am currently undertaking an ‘internal brand quality audit’ to ensure brand compliance and brand consistency on delivery. A certain amount of strategic planning is required to implement this.

5.30pm: Walk around, quick quality check.

6.15pm: Prepare for the next day. I consider this to be a critical part of the day – setting yourself up for success. Knowing what I have ahead of me allows me to plan for the unexpected.


HTN - Total Chef Professional Program

Take your Passion to a Professional Level. Obtain a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and realise your dreams with workplace experiences, masterclasses, competitions and more!