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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!


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.



Artisan butchers are in high demand

A Retail Butchery apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a trade qualified butcher.

An apprentice butcher will typically:  

  • Cut, trim and shape standard cuts of meat to size

  • Process carcasses into primary and secondary cuts

  • Pack and store products for display and sale

  • Order supplies from wholesalers using AUS-MEAT Language, and weigh and check stock on receipt

  • Assemble and operate mincers, grinders, mixers, patty-forming or sausage-forming machines, and bandsaws

  • Use correct detergents and sanitisers to prevent food poisoning and contamination of premises and equipment

  • Assist clients (including hotels and restaurants) with menu planning, estimating food portions and production costs

  • Collect payment for sales

  • Prepare marinated meats and ready-to-cook dishes

  • Advise customers about alternative cuts, cooking methods, storage requirements and nutritional aspects of meat.


NOTE: To qualify as a Butcher, you must successfully complete a Meat Processing course at a Registered Training Organisation, in conjunction with the three years “on the job” training with a Host business. You will study a Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) at a college of your choice (or undertake the qualification in the workplace through a recognised provider) and will gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to underpin your Apprenticeship training and development.


Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss

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



Restaurant Australia - best new restaurants to try

From the ambitiously artistic to the perennial crowd pleaser, the Australian dining scene has welcomed a horde of incredible new restaurants in recent months.



QTIC Futures Program - tourism & hospitality courses and training

QTIC has secured funds to offer fully funded training across Queensland. QTIC's programs and locations are highlighted below, click on the program overview links for detailed information on the various training programs available.



A hot career in hospitality

A TAFE Queensland Brisbane qualification is the secret ingredient you need for a hot career in hospitality.

From developing gastronomically delightful menus to creating star-studded events, you'll learn the skills you need to take on the world with our range of certificate and diploma courses.

Our teachers will give you the recipe for success at our state-of-the-art College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH). Boasting a 200 seat fine-dining restaurant, 100 seat bistro, 10 professional kitchens and a 60 seat theatre and demo kitchen, this world-class facility will have you mastering the art of working in a commercial kitchen, catering for events and functions and much more!

Major Industry Employers:

  • Echo Entertainment Group including Treasury Casino, Jupiters Casino and the new Queen's Wharf complex

  • Royal International Convention Centre (RNA)

  • Hilton Hotel Group

  • Sofitel Hotel Group

  • Rydges Hotel

  • Parliament House

  • Watermark Hotel

Qualifications you can take anywhere:

Top reasons to study hospitality with TAFE Queensland Brisbane

  • We're award winners! In 2014 we took home the gold award for Tourism Education and Training at the Queensland Tourism Awards.

  • Working in our restaurant preps you for the real world of cooking and hospitality.

  • Each year, recruiters from Disney World in Florida, USA will come and hand-pick students to work at Disney World during semester breaks.

  • Our instructors are industry professionals and great teachers - two for the price of one!

  • Study now and pay later with VET FEE-HELP for a range of diplomas.

  • Flexible classes with online and evening modes of study available.

Did you know?

  • Another 42,700 people are expected to be employed in the Australian hospitality industry by 2017.

I've done it!

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane gave me confidence and ammunition to succeed. They have pretty phenomenal teachers who have great connections with workplaces around Brisbane and afar. It's an education with a difference."
Nicole Blums, student, Diploma of Hospitality


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.



For Goodness Cakes - short course

Learn how to construct the perfect cupcake; move from pedestrian to sublime by mastering the ideal texture and become conscious of how to layer flavours to enhance the finished product.

Achieve a greater understanding of how different ingredients combine to enhance taste and image and be initiated into and utilise professional techniques to design, decorate and garnish your cupcakes, while mastering the tips, tricks and trade secrets to transform the humble cupcake into an elevated art form.

In this one day course at William Angliss you will bake a range of different flavoured cupcakes which may include white chocolate, raspberry, mud cake, red velvet cupcakes, black forest and butterfly cakes.

Participants will also develop the necessary piping skills to give your products a visual edge.Students will be instructed in the art of piping, including different methods, how to add colour, create different effects, ensure correct texture and how to create a professional finish every time.

On completion of this class you will receive a certificate of attendance. A light lunch is provided for all class participants Take home all you bake in class

CLICK HERE for course dates and details


Tourism Industry says G’day as part of new UK campaign

Tourism Australia is asking industry to record themselves in a 4-5 second selfie-style video saying G’day to British travellers to form part of a new campaign in the UK called #24MillionMates.