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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.

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The hospitality industry is growing and there’s a shortage of good people to fill these great jobs right now!


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ICC Sydney - current jobs and future careers

Now open, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct.



Private cooking class in Altitude Restaurant!

Enjoy a fun and private cooking class in Altitude Restaurant and learn how to prepare restaurant quality food. The 2-hour class, with stunning views of Sydney Harbour, includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a two-course lunch and a take home apron.

itemImage_491_thumbAvailable on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 11:30am to 3pm. Each class can hold a maximum of 12 people. For bookings, please call (02) 9250 6247 or email discovertaste.slsn@shangri-la.com



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Sydney TAFE delivers quality education for quality careers in Tourism & Hospitality

Sydney TAFE’s Tourism and Hospitality Faculty has had a bumper 2015!  A record total of 6 industry awards have been won this year by both the Faculty and individual students reflecting the high standard .


Most recently, Travel and Tourism won bronze at the NSW Tourism Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement throughout the year. Why not study Travel and Tourism yourself, so that you too can win an award at both the State awards and the national gala event, the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.


In October Sydney TAFE's Going Global program won the 2015 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards Education Award.  These are national awards recognising multicultural marketing campaigns that are innovative and successful. It is wonderful to be acknowledged for Sydney TAFE’s highly successful and popular international study tours that have taken students across the globe from New York to LA, Germany to Denmark, Indonesia, India and Korea.


In November Sydney TAFE won first place for best education and training program Diploma of Events at the Australian Event Awards. As events are diverse in nature this qualification provides you with a pathway to work in events in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. You may work in event management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. You may work in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both.


Sydney TAFE students reaped a record haul of awards this year showcasing excellence and high achievement. Kyle Vaughen won the prestigious TAFE Bicentenary Oliver Shaul Scholarship for Commercial Cookery.  Events student Danae Fitzpatrick won an Industry Award at the Sydney TAFE Student Excellence Awards while studying a Diploma of Events at Sydney TAFE.


Visit Sydney TAFE now or call on to kick start your career in Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

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HTN - Total Chef Professional Program

Take your Passion to a Professional Level. Obtain a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and realise your dreams with workplace experiences, masterclasses, competitions and more!



QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards

The QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards recognises Year 11 and 12 students that are under-taking or have recently completed vocational education and training in tourism, food and beverage and cookery.



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.



2017 NSW Tourism Awards Finalists Announced

The exceptional quality of tourism operators across NSW were acknowledged with the official announcement of finalists for the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards.

Managed by the Tourism Industry division of the NSW Business Chamber and supported by the NSW Government via Destination NSW, the NSW Tourism Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement throughout the year.

Executive Manager, Tourism Industry Division, NSW Business Chamber, Dean Gorddard said “Success in the Tourism Awards doesn’t depend on whether an operator is big or small. It depends on their vision, achieving their business goals and, as a result, the excellent way their tourism product or service is finally delivered. Congratulations to all the finalists for articulating their business and story so well.”

In 2017, there are 100 finalists across 26 categories recognising excellence from a range of tourism areas such as Tourist Attractions, Festival and Events, Ecotourism, Destination Marketing, Accommodation, Tourism Education and Training.

Now in its 28th year, the NSW Tourism Awards acknowledge and celebrate tourism excellence. This program rewards businesses that demonstrate significant achievement throughout the year. With 27 submission categories available, the awards showcase a variety of tourism products and businesses delivering outstanding service to guests in NSW.

Winners will be announced at the NSW Tourism Awards Presentation Night on Thursday 16 November at International Convention Centre, Sydney.NSW_TourismAwards2017_RGB_web

Winners from 25 aligned national categories will then represent NSW at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on

Friday 23 February 2018 in Perth.

All industry members and finalists are invited to attend the NSW Tourism Awards Presentation and Cocktail Celebration on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.nswtourismawards.com



State of the Tourism Industry 2016-17

Why is tourism so important? In 2016–17, tourism contributed $55.3 billion to Australia’s economy and employed 598,200 people