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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!


From little things big things grow - hospitality grows careers

Norwood in South Australia is home to Silvia Hart’s fourth Seasonal Garden Cafe. From little things big things grow



HTN Recruit

The hospitality landscape is changing and HTN has adapted to the increasing demand for qualified, talented and knowledgeable hospitality staff.
HTN have a plethora of experience and expertise within the company to transition the apprentices that HTN currently mentor and support into a new section of the business, HTN Recruit. HTN Recruit will employ:

  • Newly qualified chefs from the HTN group

  • Qualified chefs that HTN recruit and engage for permanent placement

  • Experienced cooks who have a proven track record of experience and knowledge

  • Front of House staff



Leith Gooding of Endota Spa, Red Hill

Leith tells us about her role as a business owner in tourism. She shares her vision for customer service and what it means to be a true tourism professional, ensuring that every customer is totally satisfied. She shares her tips for those seeking employment in tourism and hospitality; it's all about passion for what you do!


QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network

The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment. Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry. Click on image below. image020


QLD Young Tourism Leaders

Job opportunities in tourism range far and wide to include media and marketing specialists, graphic designers, business managers, developers, hospitality roles, tour guides, pilots, flight attendants, cruise industry jobs, boat captains, finance specialists, travel agents and event managers.



Great Chefs Series 2018

Running for over 20 years, the Great Chefs program provides our cookery and hospitality students with the opportunity to work alongside some of Australia's most recognised chefs.



The Star Entertainment Group - Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award 2017 Finalist NSW

The Star Entertainment Group is a 2017 NSW Finalist for the Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award

The Star Entertainment Group’s objective is to create thrilling and memorable guest experiences.

The Star Culinary Institute is a dedicated training unit of The Star Entertainment Group, created by some of the best chefs in the business. It provides on-the job training and prospects for future work placement at some of Australia’s top culinary and entertainment destinations. It has collaborative partnerships with TAFE NSW & QLD TAFE to deliver bespoke programs.

The Star Culinary Institute provides a dynamic, friendly and supportive environment for apprentice chefs to achieve and excel. The host chefs and subject matter experts play an important part in the apprenticeship experience by providing a strong mentorship program.

The apprenticeship program attracts candidates with a positive outlook, team player mentality, hardworking attitude, a natural flair for flavour and ingredients and an innate understanding that being a chef is a way of life; it’s not just a job.





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.


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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.