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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!

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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!

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Tourism & Hospitality - rewards and awards!

TAFE SA scoops tourism education and training award


TAFE SA won the tourism education and training award at the prestigious 2015 South Australian Tourism Awards at the Adelaide Convention Centre last Friday night. 

The award recognises TAFE SA as the leading provider of tourism education and training in South Australia. TAFE SA Director of Tourism, Hospitality and Creative Arts Madeleine Frost said the win reinforces the high standard of training that TAFE SA delivers for the tourism, events and travel sector throughout the state.  TAFE SA offers qualifications from entry level to advanced diploma across a broad spectrum of tourism sectors to meet industry needs.

TAFE SA offers multiple and blended learning methods, including face-to-face, online and blended delivery, which ensure that training opportunities are available in communities across the state. In addition, partnerships with other higher-education institutions also allow students to take advantage of pathways to degree programs with universities such as Flinders University.

In addition to TAFE SA’s success in the education and training provider category, TAFE SA graduate Marie-Christine Lamy was nominated as SA Tourism Student of the Year – five years after moving to Australia from Canada. Along with two other tourism graduates, Mike Bartram and Manon Kockenpoo, Ms Lamy recently launched pureSA, an eco-tourism business that provides nature-based, self-guided tours and tourism adventures in South Australia’s pristine environments.

Ms Lamy moved to Australia from Quebec City in 2010. She said she enrolled in the Diploma of Travel and Tourism at TAFE SA to gain an Australian tourism perspective and acquire the skills and knowledge relevant to her new home.

“I was looking for a qualification that I was able to complete in less than two years and this course attracted me as broad and interesting,” Ms Lamy said. “The lecturers were professional, knowledgeable and willing to share their experiences.

“I really enjoyed going on different excursions and volunteering in the tourism industry.”

Qualifications from entry-level certificate courses to advanced diplomas are offered across a wide range of tourism sectors to facilitate structured career paths.

Discover how you can choose your own adventure and study with our award-winning program by visiting www.tafesa.edu.au/tourism

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Tourism & Hospitality at TAFE QLD - jump into your new career now!

It's time we celebrate... the taste makers, the explorers


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

At TAFE Queensland your classrooms are real life restaurants and cafes where you will learn firsthand how to work in this fast-paced, exciting industry.hospitality-and-tourism

Our tourism courses prepare students for working as a travel consultant, tour guide or tourism promoter.

Courses offered include hospitality, commercial cookery, kitchen operations, events, travel and tourism.

View TAFE QLD's hospitality and tourism course list


Career outcomes



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Call 1300 308 233 or by email enquire now

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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

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How to get a job in travel and tourism

Why travel and tourism?


A job in travel and tourism is a hugely appealing idea – being paid to wander the globe exploring foreign lands and experiencing different cultures and customs. How many other industries give you the opportunity to blur the line between work and play so effectively?

What you’ll need


Obviously a healthy love of travel and all things travel-related is a great start for a job in this industry. But there are other desirable personal qualities as well. Travel is a very people-oriented industry, so being a “people person” is pretty important. You’ll also need good communication skills and meticulous attention to detail as this kind of work involves a lot of organising; booking flights, tours, accommodation and organising itineraries. You’ll also need good marketing and selling skills – convincing someone exactly why a particular destination or activity is exactly what they’re looking for. A sense of humour and engaging personality will help you here. And let’s not forget the often overlooked skill of being a good listener and remembering people’s names.

Get qualified


Regarding more formal qualifications, TAFE NSW’s Certificate III in Travel is an excellent starting point for anyone entering the industry. This qualification has no entry requirements and is a popular pathway for higher level qualifications such as the Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism. The Advanced Diploma is also available through TAFE NSW Online flexible delivery.

What else you can do


In the mean time, you can always profile your own city or town as a tourist destination in a blog or online diary. What’s the best way of getting around? Where are the best places to eat (or places to avoid)? What’s the best time of year to visit? Offer a local’s perspective, something that’s always valued by travellers. And this kind of initiative will impress potential employers and may well give you an edge over other candidates.

Working in the travel and tourism industry can be an enormously satisfying career path. Not only are you helping other people realise their own travel dreams, but your work will literally take you to many different places all over the world, effectively turning the entire planet into your workplace. And where else can you channel the kind of thing people usually do when they’re on holidays into your day-to-day work?

Your course is now boarding from Gate 22. Please have your passports ready at the photo page. And thank you for flying with TAFE NSW.

Click here to download a free course guide.


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