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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.
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!


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!


Looking for guaranteed work? Aspire is for you!

How does a guaranteed placement into some of Australia's best kitchens sound to you? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!



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.



Butchery career in mind? TAFE SA can help you get there...

Are you interested in a career in butchery? Gain hands-on skills with a Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing) (AMP20415).

Attend an information session on either Friday 7th of April at 9am OR Friday 21st of April at 9am at TAFE SA Regency Campus, Regency International Centre (meet in the main foyer)

For all enquiries contact Sam Booth
T 8348 4057 or E sam.booth@tafesa.edu.au

Courses covered at this information session:
***WORKREADY FUNDED*** Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing) (AMP20415) provides students with usable skills and knowledge relevant to the meat industry and offers specialised training in selecting, cutting, trimming, preparing, packing and arranging meat and meat products for supply and sale. Graduates may be eligible for apprenticeships in retail butcher shops. http://bit.ly/2npUPgf


HTN Apprentice of the Month - Michael Francisco

Michael works at the Mercure Newcastle Airport and started as a 1st year HTN Apprentice working on larder, desserts and then moved onto fryers.



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.



HTN Youth Skills Showcase

Hospitality Training Network (HTN) are now the largest group employer of Apprentice Chefs and Apprentice Butchers nationwide with presence in Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra.

The HTN Youth Skills Showcase took place on 26th September 2017 where the winners of two prestigious Scholarships were announced; The Australian Association of Food Professionals Margaret Fulton Scholarship as well as The Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship. The scholarships provide the next generation of culinary professionals with a unique opportunity to develop their skills in order to enjoy professional and personal successes.

HTN’s Patron Peter Howard announced the winner of the Scholarship exclusive to HTN apprentices (named in his honour).

The Australian Association of Food Professionals Margaret Fulton Scholarship
Congratulations to the winner: Tara Lockwood – Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College

Tara receives a paid one-week culinary experience interstate as well as $1,000, uniforms and a knife kit.

The HTN Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship
Congratulations to the winner: HTN apprentice Chef Mikaila Mikulic – Hosted at Campbelltown Catholic Club

Mikaila receives $5,000 cash and flights to either the UK or Asia (with thanks to Tourism Hospitality Catering Institute) to enhance her culinary career.


The event turned out to be a huge success with over 100 industry leaders that attended.

Futura Group, Krio Krush, Fraser & Hughes, Sandhurst Fine Foods, Game Farm, Australian Pork, Rivalea Australian Pork, Fonterra Food Services, HostPLUS, MEGT Australian Apprenticeships and TAFE NSW have generously supported HTN as sponsors of this initiative, ensuring that the commercial cookery sector’s future is assured.

HTN is a not for profit, group training organisation established by industry, for industryto employ hospitality apprentices and trainees and thus return to the industry highly qualified skilled technicians for the future.   HTN now employs hundreds of apprentice chefs and hospitality trainees throughout NSW and the ACT and is the leading hospitality specific group employer in Australia. We are proud to have employed, supported and mentored in excess of 12,000 apprentices to date.

For images and more information regarding this media release, please contact:  Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator Mina Makar 0408 247 078


Hospitality and Hotel Management

Hospitality is more than just food. If you love working with people and thrive in a fast paced environment, a career in the hospitality industry could offer you not only a great job, but also an exciting lifestyle.



TAFE QLD - College of Tourism & Hospitality

At TAFE Queensland Brisbane, students seeking a tourism career can undertake a diploma in the disciplines of hospitality, tourism or events at the College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH).

Industry placements and immersion projects provide a 'consultative style' of learning, which allows students to enhance real hotel operations and assist businesses with their daily performance. Key industry project partners include the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) Ekka Showgrounds, the Jephson Hotel, the Point Hotel and QPAC. These partnerships engage the local business community, and build strong partnerships with the local tourism industry.

Students can also access 'real-world' training through the Disney World International Program - COTAH is the preferred provider for the prestigious program at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

 Major Industry Employers:

  • Tourism Australia

  • Tourism and Events Queensland

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • Contiki Tours

  • Disneyland

Start your adventure with qualifications in:

Top reasons to study tourism and events 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.

  • Experience the industry with exciting work placements.

  • Travel the world with nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.

  • Benefit from flexible classes with online and evening modes of study.

  • You could go to Disneyland! Disney visits TAFE Queensland each semester to recruit students to work at Disneyworld Florida, USA.

  • Get VET FEE-HELP or study now pay later options for some diploma programs.

Did you know?

  • Tourism directly employs almost 6% of all working Queenslanders

  • Nine in 10 tourism businesses in Queensland are small business employing 1-19 people.