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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!

Safe Work Australia

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.

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


Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, staged over 23 nights from 26 May to 17 June.

The multi-award-winning winter festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with exciting new precincts to explore, mesmerising new light art to inspire and plenty of entertainment for everyone.


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Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss

Do you want to generate positive change within the food system? Designed to inspire and transform, Australia’s only Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy explores the challenging problems facing contemporary food systems and cultures.

Students will apply their deep understanding of food production, distribution, policy and consumption to issues of contestation within the food system including social inequity, concentration of power, urban and regional land-use and planning, local economies and citizen health and wellbeing.

Subjects are designed to build individual and collaborative problem solving skills and develop students’ capacity to apply interdisciplinary thinking to the problems facing modern systems of food production, provisioning and consumption. Subjects include Gastronomic Discourse and Culture, Food and Urbanism: Past, Present and Future, Taste, Terroir and Place and The Politics of Gastronomy.

Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and experience to real-world government, industry and community settings via elective options and the unique networks that William Angliss Institute engages with.

Refine your critical research and analytical skills as you examine shifting gastronomic narratives and their intersection with public debates concerning the politics, ethics, cultures and ecologies of food system change.


  • Food systems: theory and practice

  • Gastronomic discourse and culture

  • Politics of Gastronomy

  • Community food security and public health

  • Transformations in Agriculture: Theory and Practice

  • Research methods

Find out more, or Apply Now.



TAFE NSW: Cookery and Wine Courses

Do you have a passion for food or wine? A chef or sommelier course will put you in the world of great taste.


Australian Tourism Awards

What I've learnt: Thomas Pash

The CEO of the fast-growing Urban Purveyor Group talks about the importance of deep knowledge, and what the real secret sauce in the hospitality business is.



2016 QTIC Young Tourism & Hospitality Mentoring Program

Are you a young professional in the tourism and hospitality industry or know someone who is? Expressions of interest are now open to participate in one of the most exclusive mentoring programs available in Queensland.

The QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program allows a competitive edge for employees in the industry who are 35 years or younger to gain professional development, knowledge and skills through the sharing of information and experience matched with a senior industry professional.


Date: Monday 22nd February to Sunday 31st July, 2016
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)
30 Makerston Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000


2016 Program

Running from February to July, up to 15 young professionals will be offered the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Program. Scheduled monthly meetings between mentors and mentees are structured to include relevant and individually tailored discussion topics and tasks.

The program will begin with a welcome and induction day, taking place on Monday 22 February 2016. All successful applicants must be available to attend (at own cost) the welcome and induction day in Brisbane to participate in the program.

A LinkedIn group will offer a support network for mentees to discuss their progress as well as providing an important link to other young professionals in the industry.

All eligible applicants will participate in a short interview process via telephone and up to 15 young professionals will be chosen to complete the program.

Eligibility criteria:

Aged under 35 years
Worked at least 12 months (full or part time) in the tourism/hospitality industry
Be employed with a current financial QTIC member OR be a student completing their final year of studies with a current financial QTIC member training institution
Have approval from your employer or institution to participate in the program
Provide a short CV with industry qualifications listed
Provide a professional photo.
Nominations close Sunday 6 December 2015.

NB: Please note that nominating does not guarantee a place in the program. Participants will be selected according to application, interview and the ability to match a suitable mentor in the sector and region of participants. There is a strict limit of 15 places available for this program.

To register your interest you will need to add a "ticket" to the shopping cart and complete the webform.

For more information please contact QTIC on (07) 3236 1445 or via businesssupport@qtic.com.au

NB: You must be logged into the QTIC website to apply. If you are not a member or do not have a login you will need to create an account.


Master of Food Systems and Gastronomy at William Angliss

Do you want to generate positive change within the food system?



Restaurant Australia - Australian Tourism

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Restaurant Australia case study video: Brett’s Outback Tasting Tour

Tourism Australia is producing a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.