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Discover Hospitality Apprenticeships

Did you know that hospitality has the highest growth of any sector? Getting into hospitality at a young age is a great way to learn skills, meet industry leaders and travel the globe. Completing an apprenticeship can also help in the long term also by enabling you to one day potentially opening your own business.

Restaurant & Catering Australia aims for an additional 250 apprenticeship commencements each in Queensland, Victoria and NSW in the hospitality sector to meet the demands of the industry


  • Strengthen employer and community engagement with apprenticeship and training
  • Increase uptake and completion of apprenticeships and traineeship
  • Improve and enhance the quality of training being delivered
  • Create more streamlined systems and processes both for employers and learners

Give us a call if you are interested on 1300 722 878!

This Advancing Apprentices Fund initiative is proudly funded by the Queensland Government

Claire Van Vuuren, Chef and Owner of Bloodwood Newtown  talks about strengthening employer and community engagement with apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a great way to commence your career in the hospitality industry. Claire Van Vuuren, Chef and Owner of Bloodwood Newtown, talks about her experience of working hard and getting noticed in the industry. Like Claire, you too can be mentored by industry leading chefs and succeed in a fast-paced industry. Travel the world and commence your career in an exciting industry with a hospitality apprenticeship!

Register your interest in undertaking an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry by emailing us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au

Nino Zoccali of Pendolino Restaurant discusses the importance of on the job training and what doing an apprenticeship could do for you.

Nino Zoccali of Pendolino Restaurant talks about how great it is to complete an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a great way to get paid while you learn skills on the job.  For those who love food and wine, an apprenticeship within the hospitality can be a great career!. An apprenticeship not only teaches you on-the-job skills, but also how to run a business, gaining skills in finance, business operations, and marketing.

Register your interest in undertaking an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry by emailing us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au

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!

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Get noticed!

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!

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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!


Dan Hunter to give the world a taste of Australia

After featuring at #44 on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Australian chef Dan Hunter will undertake a world tour this month with the support of Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria.

Dan will share his uniquely Australian dishes with diners at some of the best restaurants throughout North America, Europe and Asia and will also speak at iconic culinary venues including Le Cordon Bleu in London and Culinary Institute of America in New York.

Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said that supporting Dan’s global tour was an important way to generate advocacy and tell the Restaurant Australia story to the world, continuing the momentum of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Find out more .


American foodies get a taste of Restaurant Australia

Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria showcased Australian food and wine at Los Angeles’ largest food festival in May, the Los Angeles Times Foodbowl. Chef Ben Shewry of Attica joined Curtis Stone at his LA butcher shop and restaurant Gwen on Saturday for a Fireside Chat and Dinner.

Both Friends of Australia, the chefs hosted a multi-course meal with wine pairings and shared stories about Aussie culture and food. The following day, Chef Ben Shewry returned for ‘Attica Invades Everson Royce Bar’, a party celebrating Australian food, beer, cocktails and wine.

Tourism Australia is also partnering with the LA Times to host their first Reader Expeditions with American food critic Jonathan Gold to Australia. In 2017, the USA was Australia’s third largest inbound market for visitor arrivals, the second largest market for total visitor spend and fourth for visitor nights.


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,



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!



Proud to be a chef mentoring program

Once again 32 apprentice chefs from all over Australia have participated in a truly life-changing experience—the 2018 Fonterra Proud to be a Chef mentoring program.

Four days last month of culinary experiences, workshops, masterclasses with industry leaders and mentors, and dining at prominent restaurants culminated in a cook-off at William Angliss College and a presentation night in which several finalists were honoured with special awards.

The $7,500 Fonterra Proud to be a Chef International Culinary Scholarship for 2018, which is tailored to the winner’s personal interests and goals as a professional chef, was awarded to Rebekah White from The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay, NSW.

“Rebekah was very well organised and a natural born-leader,” Fonterra Foodservice executive chef Peter Wright said. “Over the four days of mentoring, people’s true colours shine through and Rebekah was so impressive that the decision to award her the scholarship was unanimous from all the judges.”

The award for Best Savoury Dish at the cook-off event went to Sam Lawrie of Long Chim, Sydney, for his Miso Butter Ramen. Frank Camorra, who presented the award, said: “Sam’s dish was not only delicious and interesting but he utilised some very innovative techniques to produce it from scratch in the allotted hour and a half.”

The award for Best Sweet went to Josh Nickl of Gumnut Patisserie in the NSW Southern Highlands for a cheesecake with mango gel, which award presenter Tony Twitchett described as “a deceptively simple concept with added wow factor”.

All finalists were asked to make regular social media posts using the hashtag #ptbac2018 with the award for Best Social Media Marketing going to Michelle Murray of The Olde Bakehouse in Morriset, NSW.

As an industry mentoring program, Fonterra Proud to be a Chef is committed to encouraging the most promising apprentice chefs and supporting them over the longer term, nurturing their passion and enthusiasm for the foodservice industry.

“While we do give out special awards on our presentation night, it’s very important to recognise that all 32 finalists are the winners of this year’s Proud to be a Chef program,”  Fonterra Foodservice Channel marketing manager Kym Gill said.

For full details about Proud to be a Chef, including video interviews with winners, finalists and mentors, entry forms and contact information please visit the Proud To Be a Chef website.

This great content is produced for members of the Restaurant & Catering Association. Find out about becoming a member 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.



ICC Sydney - current jobs and future careers

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



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.