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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.


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

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

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.



Study with TAFE NSW

The hospitality, tourism and events industry is one of the biggest employers in Australia and across the world. With the right mix of skills, experience, and qualifications you could have an exciting career working in this industry that can take you anywhere.

We offer a variety of study options; whether you want to commit to full-time, or need to balance studies with work or personal commitments, we have an option that’s right for you.

Career Path

We have a huge range of courses that cover a variety of career paths equipping you with the right tools that you need to pursue your career. Check out the careers below and see where your journey may take you.


Travel and tourism

Cookery and Wine

Events Management

Our qualified teaching staff and state of the art educational resources will make learning as productive and enjoyable as possible, equipping you with the confidence and skills you need.

Hospitality and Tourism Benefits

  • Fully-equipped and licensed training restaurants run by students across the state
  • On-the-job training options
  • Barista rooms, coffee rooms, wine tasting rooms, board rooms
  • Work placement and mentoring programs
  • International study tours (e.g. hospitality management students have been to Singapore)
  • Industry expert trainers who still practise professionally

Cookery Benefits

  • Fully-equipped and licensed training restaurants run by students across the state
  • On-the-job training options
  • Mentoring programs with top restaurants
  • State-of-the-art commercial training kitchens

Famous TAFE NSW Graduates

The proof is in the pudding and we have witnessed some of the Australia’s best, walking out our doors! View these inspirational TAFE NSW graduate stories:

Matt Moran, Chef, Restaurateur, TV Presenter and Author

Lisa McGuigan, famous winemaker and owner of McGuigan Wines

Ed Halmagyi, Chef, TV Presenter and Author

Dean Gibson, Chocolatier, Pastry Chef and Teacher

Tom Walton, Head Chef Bucket List

Morgan Clementson, Bakery Manager

Giovanni Pilu, Chef and Restaurateur

Master a career in the hospitality, tourism and events industry by learning at TAFE NSW. Discover one of the many courses offered by TAFE NSW today.

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Pursue your dream career to become one of the best.

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.

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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