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Your online source for igniting your career in Hospitality. Discover how we can help with career information, training opportunities, exclusive job vacancies, and industry news and tips.

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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!

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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HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

Each year, HTN selects a winner of the prestigious HTN Peter Howard AM Future Chef Scholarship.



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,



Tourism, Hospitality & Events - Study them all at TAFE NSW


If you savour fine cuisine and coffee, love organising events or simply enjoy the feeling of walking into an outstanding hotel – a career in tourism and hospitality is for you.

Tourism and hospitality is a leading export market with a range of businesses and jobs for a rewarding career. You might train to be a chef, waiter or bartender of a restaurant; manage a five star hotel; plan and organise events; or join a tour or travel agency and see the world.

In the next five years alone the industry is expected to create 43,900 jobs nationwide and will grow to 1.5 million jobs by 2022 with many opportunities for casual and part-time work as well as full-time jobs.

Entering tourism, travel, events management or hospitality gives you a career that really is 'on the go'. You can work all across Australia or take a leap and move your career overseas. You have a qualification that allows you to roam the world, and work with people from all walks of life.

On average hospitality workers can expect to earn $900 per week, tour guides from $800 and tourism management positions from $1,200.


TAFE NSW Success story 

Famous winemaker and owner of Lisa McGuigan Wines, Lisa studied Hospitality and Catering in 1987 at Hunter TAFE. Watch and listen to Lisa's success story here


Contact TAFE NSW now by clicking here or call 131 601.


Patisserie course at William Angliss

William Angliss taking applications for their Melbourne Patisserie program STARTING IN FEBRUARY!

Apply now.

This specialist course offers the opportunity to learn unique skills of professional gateaux, pastries and restaurant desserts. You will be trained in innovative techniques and expert knowledge in patisserie creations required by the hospitality industry.

Students are involved in on site training restaurants providing a holistic approach to their development. Other specialised units include petit fours, pastries, breads, and artisan skills of chocolate and sugar decorations.

A qualification in patisserie opens up global opportunities to work in leading hotels, restaurants and boutique patisseries worldwide. William Angliss Institute's trainers are internationally experienced and are recognised leaders in their specialised field.







Certificate IV in Patisserie

Bachelor of Culinary Management

Certificate IV in Advanced Baking 

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) - Apprenticeship 

Diploma of Food Science and Technology

Certificate IV in Patisserie - Traineeship

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) 

Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Service) 

Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

Certificate III in Patisserie

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Patisserie - Traineeship

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread) - Apprenticeship

Dual Qualification: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery / Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Service)

Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry) - Apprenticeship

Dual Qualification: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery / Certificate IV in Patisserie


For Short Courses at William Angliss, click here.


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.



Tourism & Events Courses at Sydney TAFE

Take off to an exciting future

Right at this moment, right around the world, from Tippaburra to Timbuktu people are dreaming about their future travel experiences. Helping people to make those dreams come true is what people who work in the travel and tourism industry do.

Sydney TAFE travel, tourism and event courses can open up the world.  Become an events manager, travel agent, tour guide, sales and marketing manager or business development manager responsible for exclusive products and large corporate accounts.

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Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options, with the diploma and advanced diploma-level courses in both travel and tourism available online.

Towards a rewarding tourism career

Sai Pesanan came to Sydney TAFE to study events and then decided to go global. With her interests broadening, she redirected her study program towards travel and tourism.

Sai’s knowledge and experience gave her the training she needed to gain a position with LesConcierge as a lifestyle consultant, a role which combines both events and tourism. She is now doing further study specifically in travel to gain even more skills and opportunities in the tourism industry.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course right through to a Bachelor of Hospitality (Management) at Sydney TAFE.

Some higher level Tourism courses offer credit transfer so you may can fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course, with a number of universities across Australia offering bachelor degrees in tourism, tourism management and hotel management.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

•Advertising, Marketing and PR

•Languages other than English (LOTE)

•Business Management and Office Administration



Plan an eventful future

Are you the ‘go-to’ person for family and friends when it’s time to plan special occasions? Are you happiest when you’re participating in community, cultural, culinary, tourism, sporting or music events?

With Sydney TAFE events management courses, you could find yourself coordinating and managing fabulous functions, parties and conferences through to large-scale public and industry events. Or channel your creativity into live production design courses and you could design for theatre productions, festivals, exhibitions and media performances.

More details and contact info

Download the course brochure here

Phone 1300 360 601 and talk with a course advisor

or Email for course details

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Fancy a career in resorts?

The William Angliss Institute is an industry leader when it comes to developing world-class travel and tourism graduates, and its resort training is no exception.



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!



Live and love hospitality...

Hospitality - it's not a job, it's a lifestyle