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Discover Hospitality Apprenticeships

Did you know that hospitality has the highest growth of any sector? Getting into hospitality at a young age is a great way to learn skills, meet industry leaders and travel the globe. Completing an apprenticeship can also help in the long term also by enabling you to one day potentially opening your own business.

Restaurant & Catering Australia aims for an additional 250 apprenticeship commencements each in Queensland, Victoria and NSW in the hospitality sector to meet the demands of the industry


  • Strengthen employer and community engagement with apprenticeship and training
  • Increase uptake and completion of apprenticeships and traineeship
  • Improve and enhance the quality of training being delivered
  • Create more streamlined systems and processes both for employers and learners

Give us a call if you are interested on 1300 722 878!

Claire Van Vuuren, Chef and Owner of Bloodwood Newtown  talks about strengthening employer and community engagement with apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a great way to commence your career in the hospitality industry. Claire Van Vuuren, Chef and Owner of Bloodwood Newtown, talks about her experience of working hard and getting noticed in the industry. Like Claire, you too can be mentored by industry leading chefs and succeed in a fast-paced industry. Travel the world and commence your career in an exciting industry with a hospitality apprenticeship!

Register your interest in undertaking an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry by emailing us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au

Nino Zoccali of Pendolino Restaurant discusses the importance of on the job training and what doing an apprenticeship could do for you.

Nino Zoccali of Pendolino Restaurant talks about how great it is to complete an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a great way to get paid while you learn skills on the job.  For those who love food and wine, an apprenticeship within the hospitality can be a great career!. An apprenticeship not only teaches you on-the-job skills, but also how to run a business, gaining skills in finance, business operations, and marketing.

Register your interest in undertaking an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry by emailing us at restncat@restaurantcater.asn.au

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!

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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!

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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!


Learn how Discover Your Career can help your career!

Learn how searching for hospitality and tourism jobs and training opportunities is made easy via Discover Your Career and Skills Passport.


Fancy a career in resorts?

The William Angliss Institute is an industry leader when it comes to developing world-class travel and tourism graduates, and its resort training is no exception.



ICC Sydney - current jobs and future careers

Now open, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct.



Angliss students join Matteo and Buddha in North Fitzroy

Leading Australian restaurateur Matteo Pignatelli, with new Executive Chef and Angliss graduate Kah-wai (aka 'Buddha') Lo, and Guest Chef Raymond Capaldi shared their expertise with cookery and hospitality students from William Angliss Institute at Fitzroy restaurant Matteo’s at a special lunch  as part of the Institute’s Great Chefs Program.

Chef Kah-Wai completed his apprenticeship under previous executive chef Brendan McQueen at Matteo’s and then worked under the direction of chef Raymond Capaldi at restaurant Hare and Grace.

Kah-Wai was awarded the 2015 Gordon Ramsay Excellence Award, competing against five other Gordon Ramsay employees at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London. He originally completed his apprenticeship under Brendan McQueen at Matteo’s and then worked under the direction of chef Raymond Capaldi at Hare and Grace before moving to the UK.

Matteo graduated from William Angliss Institute with a Diploma of Business in Hospitality Management in 1989 and went on open Matteo’s in North Fitzroy in 1994. As the President of the Restaurant & Catering Australia (RCA) National Board and a member of the board of William Angliss Institute, Matteo is passionate about industry training.

Matteo said working together for the next generation of hospitality professionals is vital and he wants to encourage more restaurants and hospitality businesses to become involved in industry training. “I believe in training chefs not cooks and restaurateurs not waiters. William Angliss taught me a great deal about management styles, techniques and systems. My diploma studies gave me an excellent insight into all aspects of running a successful hospitality business,".

The 12 apprentice chefs worked closely with Kah-Wai and Raymond to produce and serve the seasonally inspired four course lunch matched with wine to a full house of guests. 12 students studying Certificate IV Hospitality at the Institute performed front-of-house duties working closely under the direction of Matteo and his front-of-house manager.

Hospitality student Francesco Locatelli said he had learned a lot from this opportunity. “It has been great to work in a professional restaurant setting and learn from industry leaders.  Working closely with Matteo today it was his attention to detail that really stood out and how important this is to the whole restaurant experience,”.

Matteo’s has been awarded two hats in the coveted ‘Age Good Food Guide’ for 18 of the past 22 years. The Age Good Food Guide 2015 review said, “For two decades Matteo's has offered fine dining with a cheeky wink. A heritage building, plush fittings and stiff linen bestow gravitas, and the food is ambitious and original, but proprietor Matteo Pignatelli sets a genial, light-hearted tone.”

Traditionally held in the Angliss Restaurant at the city campus, William Angliss Institute’s famous Great Chefs program gives hospitality and cookery students the opportunity to work with the crème de-la-crème of Melbourne’s vibrant culinary scene and offers other industry professionals and the general public a superb dining experience and great value for money.


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.



Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship

Are you a chef? Farmer? Winemaker? Front of house worker? Producer? Anything in between? Each year one worthy person is sent on a trip of a lifetime to learn from the best in the world. It's an unbeatable chance to learn from leading visionaries in the hospitality industry as we swing open doors to world-famous venues.

Applications open until 22 April 2016.

About the scholarship

Our scholarship is open to any area of the food and wine industry – from the paddock to the table – and the prize includes international work experience as well as an exclusive industry mentorship in Australia.

If you’re passionate about learning new skills, this could be the career injection you've only dreamt about! Open to any Australian residents aged 22 - 35 working in hospitality. 

The prize

The winner will work closely with Melbourne Food and Wine to decide on three top venues across the world that relate to their area of expertise.

Prize includes flights, accommodation and spending money. On return, the winner will embark on a money-can’t-buy mentorship to continue their development in the industry.


How do I apply?

All you need to do is complete the application form, filling in detailed answers to every question and then send your CV to scholarship@foodfest.com.au, before 22 April


Who can apply?

Applications are open to Australian residents aged between 22 years and 35 years who are employed and working in any area of hospitality.

The judging process

The judging process is a three stage process:

1. Applications and Cvs vetted by Melbourne Food and Wine

2. Shortlisted applicants selected for phone interviews conducted by the panel

3. Finalists selected for home visits conducted by two panel members

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate ambition and a drive to succeed in the Hospitality Industry

  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable in a specific discipline within the Hospitality Industry

  • Demonstrate leadership with the potential to shape the future of the Hospitality Industry

  • Act in a professional manner and have a willingness to share their skills and knowledge with others

  • Have an understanding and willingness to communicate in the digital space.


HTN's Peter Howard Culinary Scholarship

Each year, HTN selects a winner of the prestigious HTN Peter Howard AM Future Chef Scholarship.



Looking for guaranteed work? Aspire is for you!

How does a guaranteed placement into some of Australia's best kitchens sound to you? Then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!



TAFE QLD Hotel and Hospitality School

TAFE Queensland's Hotel and Hospitality School (QHHS) is training the next generation of five and six-star workers and invites outstanding applicants to join their flagship program,