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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!


Hospitality and Tourism - TAFE QLD will prepare you for a successful career

Enter the lucrative industry of hospitality and tourism and learn skills that can land you a job anywhere in the world.



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!



William Angliss Institute - Apply now for July start

Interested in becoming a leader in the Foods, Hospitality or Hotel Management industries?



Proud to be a Chef

Entries open next week on 1 August for the 2018 iteration of Fonterra’s Proud to be a Chef—Australia’s number one foodservice mentoring program which gives culinary apprentices from all over Australia the chance to be one of 32 participants in what is billed a life-changing experience.

The program is designed to help create tomorrow’s culinary leaders through the recognition, professional development and ongoing support of today’s apprentices.

“Our focus is on identifying and developing the raw talent of those incredibly passionate young chefs who want to excel in the foodservice industry,” Fonterra Foodservice Channel marketing manager Alastair McCausland said.

“We aim to provide them with the best mentoring experience possible, not just for the duration of the program but over the longer term to ensure they stay engaged and inspired about a career in the kitchen.”

Each February, the Proud to be a Chef judges choose 32 finalists who are flown to Melbourne to take part in an all-expenses paid four-day mentoring program jam-packed with field tours, skills workshops, dining at prominent restaurants and educational classes with industry leaders. At the end of the program, the stand-out apprentice is awarded the title of Proud to be a Chef winner and receives an international culinary scholarship tailored to their personal interests and goals as a professional chef.

Mentors for the 2018 program will be Frank Camorra, chef/owner of award-winning MoVida Bar de Tapas; Tony Twitchett, executive chef of Taxi Kitchen Melbourne, esteemed as one of the city’s best restaurants; and Peter Wright, Fonterra Foodservice executive chef.

“These leading foodservice professionals have made their mark in the industry and are now focused on giving back to the next generation of apprentice chefs—it’s terrific to have them on board,” McCausland said. “The program gives our apprentices the chance to work up close and personal with these mentors through masterclasses and in their own restaurants.”

For full details about Proud to be a Chef, entry forms and contact information please visit the website.


Live and love hospitality...

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



Make Me a Chef - Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney


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.

Available on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 11:30am to 3pm, priced at $165 per person.itemImage_6_thumb

Each class can hold a maximum of 12 people.

For bookings, please call (02) 9250 6247 or email discovertaste.slsn@shangri-la.com.


Tourism & Hospitality at TAFE QLD - jump into your new career now!

It's time we celebrate... the taste makers, the explorers

Enter the lucrative industry of hospitality and tourism and learn skills that can land you a job anywhere in the world.

At TAFE Queensland your classrooms are real life restaurants and cafes where you will learn firsthand how to work in this fast-paced, exciting industry.hospitality-and-tourism

Our tourism courses prepare students for working as a travel consultant, tour guide or tourism promoter.

Courses offered include hospitality, commercial cookery, kitchen operations, events, travel and tourism.

View TAFE QLD's hospitality and tourism course list

Career outcomes

Contact TAFE QLD on

Call 1300 308 233 or by email enquire now


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.



The Inspired Series - Luke Mangan

Luke wanted to create The Inspired Series program, in partnership with Sydney TAFE and Australia’s industry leaders, to help educate and support our young up-and-coming chefs and hospitality students.