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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.
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  • 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!


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!



Patisserie Education - sweet success

At the Australian Patisserie Academy we believe in sharing our expertise and knowledge with those who share our joy in culinary arts and who aspire to master patisserie.

They do this by delivering a series of niche programs that provide you with the confidence and skill to shine in the kitchen.

Whether you want to compete internationally in chocolate showpieces or would like the secrets of baking your own sourdough, the Australian Patisserie Academy will transform your culinary skills beyond all expectations.


The Australian Patisserie Academy was built upon the need to provide culinary professionals and food enthusiasts the opportunity to further their patisserie training. The Academy delivers a suite of patisserie courses that are short, flexible and relevant and ensure that your culinary skills are transformed and upgraded ready for your next adventure in the industry or at home.

Their courses focus on the areas of chocolate, bread, cake design and decoration, sugar and patisserie. They are designed to help you master a range of skills or focus on your chosen specialist area.



Course levels

Build your skills from beginner to master or if you are already experienced you can start at the level that suits you.

  • Beginner Series – will deliver the latest basic skills and techniques at an entry level suitable for beginners wanting to learn foundation skills and techniques.

  • Intermediate Series – suitable for those who have completed a Beginner Series or who have some previous experience.

  • Advanced Series – suitable for those who have extensive experience in preparation and production and want to learn new techniques, trends and styles for business and passion.

  • Master Series – suitable for professionals wanting to refine their extensive experience and enhance their skill with superior techniques for industry and competition.


If you are interested in doing and Australian Patisserie Academy course and would like more information the APA team is ready to help.
Simply enquire online and one of their team will contact you directly.

Call -  02 9448 6222

Email -  nsi.apa@tafensw.edu.au


Students graduate from Frontier Leadership

QTIC was pleased to recently join the celebrations of Frontier Leadership’s Business and Management graduates. The graduating students came from different walks of life with a common purpose - to change their lives and their family’s lives through gaining an education.

The committed and dedicated training team at Frontier Leadership persevered with the students to help them achieve success. Most graduates will transition into employment and others to higher education.img_1072_3_0

Frontier Leadership is a boutique training organisation based in Brisbane delivering vocational education and training for the past six years.  They have recently been awarded “Pre qualified supplier” status by the Queensland government to promote qualifications to boost priority skills within the local economy. Frontier Leadership offers qualifications from Certificate III up to Advanced Diploma levels in Business & Hospitality with pathways into higher education and employment.

Find out further information on Frontier Leadership through the QTIC Member Directory or visit the Frontier Leadership website.


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.



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,



HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

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



Savour App Launched! Sate your cravings!

NEW 'SAVOUR' APP: Have you ever craved a particular dish? Now you can search for that dish in your local area and be your own judge by rating and sharing your food snaps along your food journey. Download Savour, which is currently available on i-phones, here http://buff.ly/1Gi2fVD

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