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Your one-stop source for tourism qualifications and education opportunities. Find out about the industry's best courses, respected by employers, the best places to kickstart your career in tourism, hospitality, and events management.

ICC Sydney is Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, underlining Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and event destinations and providing the ideal platform to collaborate and innovate.

ICC Sydney Careers

Visit www.iccsydney.com.au for more information.

Staff Profile: Mathew Paine
Director of Human Resources

Mathew Paine is currently the Director of Human Resources at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). Mathew is a HR practitioner with over 16 years of senior Human Resource Management experience within the private and not for profit sector in both Australia and the UK. As ICC Sydney’s Chief Human Resource Officer, Mathew is helping to create a world-class HR department at ICC Sydney, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Under Mathew’s leadership, ICC Sydney has instituted best practice and industry leading human resources practices.

Mathew earned a Masters Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management from East London University and a Masters Degree in Labour Law & Relations from Sydney University. He is accredited as a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD, U.K) and a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI, Australia). Mathew is a strategic thinker with the ability to practically implement human resources initiatives and deliver results in complex and fast paced environments.


Intensive 8 Week Program: ASPIRE

Gain entry into the world of cooking through a guaranteed  placement in some of Australia’s best kitchens. Total Chef Aspire is a selective program which includes an intensive 4 week course, followed by a paid work placement – a quality apprenticeship,  supported by dedicated Mentor Chefs.
3 days practical tuition per week (for 4 weeks)
2 days work placement (for 4 weeks) in some of the best establishments
Upon Competent Completion - the potential for paid placement in a high end commercial kitchen. Learn while you earn. HTN is now welcoming all applicants - START your career today! ASPIRE starts soon… Apply today!

2-3 Year Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Stand out from the crowd and learn from masters of their craft in a wide range of industry settings.

Chef’s Career

A career as a professional Chef is both fulfilling and indeed rewarding with very real opportunity for career advancement, travel abroad, and job satisfaction.
How does it Work?
“Professional” is HTN’s baseline apprenticeship offering for prospective cooks and will provide a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30813) outcome. Anyone can apply, candidates who can demonstrate commitment and a sincere passion for cooking are selected and contracted to HTN. After extensive discussion regarding experience and career expectations, apprentices are then matched to a suitable Host within the Network. Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship, there are opportunities to train and work with a number of Host Businesses.
HTN’s experienced Industry Advisors will visit you and your Host Business regularly to discuss your performance and progress, ensuring that you are receiving quality “on the job” training every step of the way. Your Industry Advisor will be available at any time to discuss your career development and assist you where possible.

Advanced Study: Executive

Be fully equipped to run a hospitality business, by completing this supervisory skills program. Total Chef EXECUTIVE Program Be fully equipped to run a hospitality business. Total Chef Executive builds your skills and knowledge to be a leader in the industry. Refine your career goals and build the connections you will need to advance your career. Achieve a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Workshops and real life scenarios will provide you with the skills required to manage staff and a business effectively. Read more about our Total Chef Programs

Career Pathways

Butchery Develop and take pride in a unique expertise that you can utilise in the retail and food industry. Artisan Butchers are in high demand. A Retail Butchery apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a trade qualified butcher. An apprentice butcher will typically:
  • Cut, trim and shape standard cuts of meat to size
  • Process carcasses into primary and secondary cuts
  • Pack and store products for display and sale
  • Order supplies from wholesalers using AUS-MEAT Language, and weigh and check stock on receipt
  • Assemble and operate mincers, grinders, mixers, patty-forming or sausage-forming machines, and bandsaws
  • Use correct detergents and sanitisers to prevent food poisoning and contamination of premises and equipment
  • Assist clients (including hotels and restaurants) with menu planning, estimating food portions and production costs
  • Collect payment for sales
  • Prepare marinated meats and ready-to-cook dishes
  • Advise customers about alternative cuts, cooking methods, storage requirements and nutritional aspects of meat.


HTN Peter Howard CULINARY Scholarship The annual HTN Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship is another benefit that is exclusive to HTN Apprentices and Trainees. This scholarship, named after HTN’s official patron, is designed to provide a HTN apprentice with the opportunity to design their own culinary adventure, learning from the worlds best as they go. The annual scholarship includes return airfares to the UK or China plus $5,000 in spending money. HTN Apprentices can “self nominate” by creating a video submission of no more than 3 minutes duration addressing the following criteria:
  • Evidence of extra curricular activities relevant to their trade
  • Show a sincere passion for the industry
  • Outline how they would be a good ambassador for HTN and the industry in general
  • Outline what they would do with up to $5,000 in the UK or China to progress their hospitality career
Sounds exciting, right? Apply Now HTN Peter Howard FUTURE CHEF Scholarship One week of a culinary adventure, including travel and accommodation. Each year, HTN selects two (2) Year 12 students to be the recipients of the prestigious HTN Peter Howard Future Chef Scholarship. This opportunity awards tomorrow’s chefs with a week’s supported culinary adventure, including travel and accommodation, to train and gain valuable hands on experience with a leading industry partner. This scholarship is open to all Year 12 students throughout NSW and ACT who are studying hospitality as part of their HSC and is awarded to passionate, enthusiastic students who are going make the most of this invaluable opportunity to launch their future career as a chef. Ready to go? Apply Now


HTN provides support and guidance to trainees and apprentices in NSW and the ACT. We have offices in Sydney (Roseville), Newcastle (West), and Canberra (Phillip). If you are interested in any of our apprenticeship programs, or becoming a host or sponsor, please contact us today using our toll free number. HTN Sydney 83 Pacific Highway, ROSEVILLE NSW 2069 PO Box 198 Toll Free 1300 139 108 Toll Free Fax 1300 656 139 HTN Newcastle Building A, Room AG.74 91 Parry Street, NEWCASTLE WEST NSW 2302 PO Box 2568, DANGAR NSW 2309 (02) 4969 9560 (02) 4969 9590 HTN Canberra Unit 3, 1st Floor 31-37 Townshend Street, PHILLIP ACT 2606 Toll Free 1300 139 108 Toll Free Fax 1300 656 139

For Educators

Discover Your Career, with its sister sub-sites Discover Hospitality, Discover Tourism, and Discover Staff are targetted at school leavers and others seeking to enter these industries. As such, many visitors are seeking information on the types of training available and what kind of training they need to undertake to start their career.

We will be incorporating additional information on institutions and courses available but in the meantime we encourage you to review our information for advertisers with regard to advertising your courses.


Hospitality at TAFE QLD, Brisbane

 A hot career in hospitality at the College of Tourism & Hospitality at TAFE QLD, Brisbane!

A TAFE Queensland Brisbane qualification is the secret ingredient you need for a hot career in hospitality.

From developing gastronomically delightful menus to creating star-studded events, you’ll learn the skills you need to take on the world with our range of certificate and diploma courses.

TAFE QLD Brisbane teachers will give you the recipe for success at the state-of-the-art College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH). Boasting a 200 seat fine-dining restaurant, 100 seat bistro, 10 professional kitchens and a 60 seat theatre and demo kitchen, this world-class facility will have you mastering the art of working in a commercial kitchen, catering for events and functions and much more!

Major Industry Employers:

  • Echo Entertainment Group including Treasury Casino, Jupiters Casino and the new Queen’s Wharf complex
  • Royal International Convention Centre (RNA)
  • Hilton Hotel Group
  • Sofitel Hotel Group
  • Rydges Hotel
  • Parliament House
  • Watermark Hotel

Qualifications you can take anywhere:

 Top reasons to study hospitality with TAFE Queensland Brisbane

  • TAFE QLD Brisbane is an award winner! In 2014 they took home the gold award for Tourism Education and Training at the Queensland Tourism Awards.
  • Working in our restaurant preps you for the real world of cooking and hospitality.
  • Each year, recruiters from Disney World in Florida, USA will come and hand-pick COTAH students to work at Disney World during semester breaks.
  • COTAH’s instructors are industry professionals and great teachers – two for the price of one!
  • Study now and pay later with VET FEE-HELP for a range of diplomas.
  • Flexible classes with online and evening modes of study available.

 Did you know?

  • Another 42,700 people are expected to be employed in the Australian hospitality industry by 2017.

 I’ve done it!

“TAFE Queensland Brisbane gave me confidence and ammunition to succeed. They have pretty phenomenal teachers who have great connections with workplaces around Brisbane and afar. It’s an education with a difference.”

 Nicole Blums, student, Diploma of Hospitality

Sounds like you? Learn more…

Tourism & Events

Guide others through travel and new experiences!

It’s been said that the world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.

An internationally-recognised qualification from TAFE Queensland will launch you into a career that expands people’s horizons. As a tourism or events manager, you’ll experience new things too.

Past TAFE students have gone on to work in far flung places like Germany, Switzerland, the US and France.

 Major Industry Employers:

  • Tourism Australia
  • Tourism and Events Queensland
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Contiki Tours
  • Disneyland

Start your adventure with qualifications in:

Top reasons to study tourism and events with TAFE Queensland Brisbane

  • TAFE QLD Brisbane is an award winner! In 2014 they took home the gold award for Tourism Education and Training at the Queensland Tourism Awards.
  • Experience the industry with exciting work placements.
  • Travel the world with nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.
  • Benefit from flexible classes with online and evening modes of study.
  • You could go to Disneyland! Disney visits TAFE Queensland each semester to recruit students to work at Disneyworld Florida, USA.
  • Get VET FEE-HELP or study now pay later options for some diploma programs.

Did you know?

  • Tourism directly employs almost 6% of all working Queenslanders
  • Nine in 10 tourism businesses in Queensland are small business employing 1-19 people.

 I’ve done it!

“TAFE Queensland Brisbane graduates are given many chances to work with industry professionals via volunteer work, classes and workshops – providing an edge in the workforce.”

Sofia Darveniza, student, Diploma of Event Management

Ready to get travelling? Learn more…

Contact TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Get in touch

No matter your question, TAFE QLD Brisbane can help!

  • Call 13 72 48 8.30 am – 4.30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 9.30 am – 4.30 pm on Wednesdays
  • Get typing: email brisbane@tafe.qld.edu.au
  • A good old-fashioned letter: Locked Mail Bag 14, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Even better still, come and see TAFE QLD Brisbane in person: visit a Student Services Centre at one of our Brisbane locations.
  • International student or corporate enquiries: Head over here

The Star Sydney

The Star is Sydney’s only world-class casino and entertainment destination. The Star offers award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 14-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee.

The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 250 events since opening in January 2013, including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Starlight Foundation and Tour de Cure and international talent such as Ricky Martin, Seal, Cold Play and Alicia Keys.

The Star Sydney Employee Education

The Star provides employees with education and training across a number of professional development areas, including:

  • Welcome Day
  • Star Quality Program
  • Communicating with Impact
  • High Impact feedback and listening
  • Owning your career
  • Time management
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Communication for leadership success
  • Coaching for Peak Performance
  • Driving Change
  • Resolving Workplace Conflict
  • Delegating With Purpose
  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Performance Management Training
  • Recruiting Quality People.

For more information, please visit careers at The Star Sydney.

William Angliss

At William Angliss Insitute’s Sydney campus we offer a streamlined range of courses across foods, tourism, hospitality and events, including a select range of courses that are exclusive to Sydney-based students.

Whether you have a passion for travelling the world or coming up with exciting new culinary creations, we have a range of study options for you.

Our courses include:

Travel, tourism and hospitality

Triple diploma course – Diplomas of tourism and travel, events and hospitality

Diploma of Hospitality

Superyacht Crew Training Program


Certificate III Commercial Cookery (full time)

Certificate IV Commercial Cookery (full time)


Certificate III Patisserie (full time)

Certificate IV Patisserie (full time)

Short courses

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) NSW

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Online NSW

Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) NSW

Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) NSW

Food Safety Supervisor Refresher Online (FSS) NSW

ABC of Espresso

First Aid NSW

Fee information is available here.

We also offer many other seasonal and lifestyle courses available on our short courses website.

For more detailed information about our campus and courses available, download our course guide.

Enquire now online via our web form or call 1300 ANGLISS

Training Programs

Find out about our comprehensive training programs, covering the following:

  • Skill Set Training
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Traineeships
  • Skill Set Training
  • Workshops
  • Compliance Training
  • Coffee Training

We also run a range of specially-designed short courses for industry professionals. Find out more here.

Training Programs

Travel and Tourism



Industry Short Courses

Hospitality and Small Business

Meat Processing and Manufacturing

Commercial Cookery and Patisserie


Skills for All (SA)

WELL Resources

Restaurant & Catering Australia

 The Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia (Provider number 6868) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and as such is able to deliver nationally recognised certificate level training and industry short courses.

We help members, restaurant, café and catering organisation owners and their employees with learning and development opportunities that enhance capability, competency and ultimately competitive differentiation.

Competitively priced regulatory and professional development courses are available across multiple states and in a variety of delivery methods:

  1. Face to face at client premises
  2. Face to face at selected venues
  3. Distance learning online and onsite

Noma has chosen R&CA as their training partner for the Noma Australia pop up restaurant at Barangaroo, Sydney from 26 January to 2 April 2016. Noma has been consistently voted one of the world’s best restaurants.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships in New South Wales


To achieve a SIT30713 Certificate III in Hospitality, 20 units must be completed:

  • 7 core units
  • 2 compulsory elective units
  • 11 elective units

There are three specialisations to choose from:

  1. Waiter with Sommelier and Barista specialisation
  2. Café Dining with Barista and Waiter specialisation
  3. Bar Operations with Multi-Skilled specialisation

The expected duration is 24 months

Apprentice Cook

 To achieve a SIT30813 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, 25 units must be completed:

  • 22 core units
  • 3 elective units

The expected duration is 36 months

Certificate IV in Hospitality – Traineeship

To achieve a SIT40313 Certificate IV in Hospitality, 21 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 12 elective units

The expected duration is 30 months

Further training

As and when government funded training becomes available Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia (Provider number 6868) extends subsidised places to members and their employees, eligibility criteria applies.

The recent additions of “On Line” course capability provides a great opportunity for regional and metro members to up skill and keep abreast of industry developments in a cost and time effective manner.

Through the Doing Business Better program we also run a number of informal educational seminars across the country covering topical and on-trend areas of interest to our members.  Presentations and interactive sessions range from key trends influencing food, wine, service and fit outs through to social media and consumer activation strategies and innovations.

 Enhancing your capability and competitive differentiation

To ensure the courses and programs offered remain relevant, current and of the highest standard we continually assess and work with our selected trainers to refresh their skills and bring vibrancy to the program.

The training program has been updated to include a number of online options to better meet the needs of our regional members and metro based members that want the convenience of studying from home.

This means that you can now select from a wider range of courses and participate either online, face to face via classroom settings or in your workplace.

The summary below provides an overview of available courses.

Regulatory Training Courses          


Responsible Service of Alcohol (unit of competency SITHFAB201)

Food Safety Supervisor (units of competency SITXFSA101 and SITXFSA201)

Restaurant & Caterer Licensee Course (units of competency SITHFAB201, SITXFSA101 and SITXFSA201) non accredited component is also part of the training.

Professional Development Courses

All regulatory training courses can be delivered at client premises, please contact our Training Department to discuss options and details – on 1300 722 878.


 *SIT20213 Certificate II Hospitality

*SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

*SIT30713 Certificate III in Hospitality

*SIT30813 Certificate III in Hospitality Commercial Cookery

*SIT31013 Certificate III in Hospitality Catering Operations

*SIT40313 Certificate IV in Hospitality

*SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality

*SIT60313 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

Essential Customer Services Skills (units of competency SITXCCS303, SITXCOM401, SITXCCS401 and SITXCCS501)

Total Stock Control (units of competency SITXFSA101, SITXINV202, SITXINV401 and SITXINV601)

Controlling Business Costs (units of competency SITHKOP302, SITHKOP501 and SITXFIN402)

Promoting my Business (units of competency SITXMGT501 and SITXMPR502)

Coaching & Mentoring Team Leaders (units of competency SITXHRM301 and SITXHRM402)

*Qualifications are delivered online although conditions apply for the following units:
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid participant is required to coordinate and attend the course and Restaurant and Catering Association of Australia (Provider 6868).
SITHFAB201 – Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol – This particular unit cannot be delivered online in NSW, VIC and ACT. Participant is required to coordinate and attend the course and Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia (Provider number 6868).

Workplace assessments for the certificate courses can be accommodated in metro areas, subject to availability.

Click on your state to find out more about the courses:


*Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia (Provider number 6868)*


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