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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!

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Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!

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TAFE NSW: Cookery and Wine Courses

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TAFE QLD hospitality courses - join a booming industry now!

Own your future with hospitality courses designed to help you craft incredible experiences.


The hospitality industry in Queensland is booming, with new venues and festivals making their way onto the local scene. To match this boom and the expectations of modern consumers, we have created the 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. From one course to the next, we deliver the skills needed to build a spectacular career anywhere in the world.

Whether it is in the kitchen or in front of house, this is your chance to know what excites people and how to dish it up, time and time again.

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Some of TAFE QLD's top courses in this field include:



  • Certificate III in Hospitality

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

  • Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)

  • Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)

  • Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)

  • Certificate IV in Patisserie

  • Diploma of Hospitality Management

    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

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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.

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From IT to Patisserie Chef - Make Change Happen

From designing and creating software programs to magnificent pastries, Harry shares his story of change. Watch the video below to hear first hand from Harry.

Harry studied a Certificate IV in Patisserie at TAFE Queensland Brisbane and found a new love in artistic food design, saying that this is only the beginning of his dream job, “Eventually where I want to land is fine patisserie,” he says. Harry says he was also impressed by TAFE Queensland’s focus on ‘doing’, with a more practical focus on education.

“The classroom is in the kitchen, it was a very different experience and is more hands,” he says. Change isn’t a piece of cake for everyone, but finding a new passion through TAFE Queensland can be.
If you're inspired by Harry's story and you want to make a change, take a look at TAFE QLD's website tafeqld.edu.au/enrolnow

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Launch a career in tourism - QLD Young Tourism Leaders

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.

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Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss

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

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COMPETITIONS

2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Burger Bar / Cafe Dining / Chinese Restaurant



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










BURGER BAR (Sponsored by Prospa)

NSW - SYDNEY - Ribs & Burgers, NEUTRAL BAY

QLD - Burger Institute, FOREST LAKE

SA - The Establishment 1858 - The White House, HAHNDORF

VIC - Spitfire Restaurant & Grill, ROSEBUD

WA - Ribs & Burgers, PERTH

 

CAFÉ DINING (Sponsored by Alsco)

ACT - Bookplate, PARKES

NSW - REGIONAL NSW -Awaba House Restaurant & Café, BOORAGUL

SYDNEY - Deckhouse Café, WOOLWICH

QLD - The Waterline Restaurant, ROSSLYN BAY

SA - The Artisan Café, BLACKWOOD

TAS - PEARL & CO, HOBART

WA - Canning River Café, WILSON

 

CHINESE RESTAURANT (Sponsored by Deliveroo)

NSW - REGIONAL NSW - Canton Palace, WENTWORTH FALLS

SYDNEY - Zilver Restaurant, HAYMARKET

QLD - Qi'Lin, TOOWOOMBA

SA - Yue Chinese Restaurant, UNLEY

TAS - Me Wah Restaurant, SANDY BAY

WA - Andly Private Kitchen, WEST LEEDERVILLE




 

 




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TAFE QLD Hotel and Hospitality School

TAFE Queensland's Hotel and Hospitality School (QHHS) is training the next generation of five and six-star workers and invites outstanding applicants to join their flagship program,

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