Hospitality & Tourism

Industry Overview

If you are outgoing, like dealing with people and enjoy working as part of a team, then you should explore the possibilities of a career in the Hospitality & Tourism industry. Employment in this industry has been rapidly increasing, with the hospitality industry offering the largest number of jobs and there are a huge variety of roles available! The Hospitality & Tourism industry encompasses many different sectors including catering and events, restaurants, cafés, clubs and hotels. This gives you the opportunity to work in a vast range of establishments, depending on your qualification. 

Many of the jobs in the hospitality industry include food, therefore a lot of positions involve working in kitchens. “Front of house” roles require you to work directly with customers in a fast-paced environment. This could be as a waiter, bar attendant or function coordinator. Supervisory and management positions are also available in all of these areas, You could possibly even end up running the show in your own business. 

If you like helping people and making them feel comfortable; you should explore career pathways in accommodation services (such as in reservations, reception, or housekeeping). People working in smaller hotels, motels and holiday parks are often responsible for a variety of tasks, from reception duties to room service, making for a very interesting and rewarding experience.

With Australia being a popular travel destination, and fast become ‘foodie’ destination this industry is growing! It’s a great industry to explore if you love both food and/or and travel.


Training & Qualifications

The types of courses and qualifications you can use to make a career in this industry begin at the Certificate II level and progress to Certificate IV and diploma level. 

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • Cert III in Hospitality
  • Cert IV in Hospitality
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Apprentice Chef

  • Heartattack and Vine
  • Busy day and night venue specialising in Italian/Spanish influenced food and wine. Small, friendly and cooperative kitchen team with opportunities for creative input and increasing levels of responsibility for the right candidate.
    • Small team of passionate career-hospitality types
    • Supportive and positive work environment
    • Wide range of learning experiences and opportunity for creative input and responsibility
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Thu 11 Jan , 2018
  • Carlton
  • Chef Opportunities - Apprentice or Qualified

  • Jamaica Blue - Gateway
  • We are keen to find the right person for our business - maybe that person is an apprentice still learning their trade, or maybe that person is a qualified Chef, ready to launch into it and show their stuff. Either way, we welcome applications from candidates seeking their start, part-way through an apprenticeship, or fully qualified chefs.
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Tue 23 Jan , 2018
  • Success
  • Cafe Attendant

  • Oz Funland
  • We have part-time opportunities for Café attendants to join our Team! We are hiring outgoing and enthusiastic people whom are able to work in a team capacity in a fast paced working environment while facilitating an unforgettable experience for all. This role is perfect for students looking for weekend work.
  • Hospitality & TourismCafe Workers
  • Sun 21 Jan , 2018
  • Leumeah
  • Fri 19 Jan , 2018
  • Nedlands
  • Fri 19 Jan , 2018
  • Sydney