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.

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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
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate 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

  • Stones Patisserie
  • Learning new skills from a kitchen with great experience and knowledge in not only cooking but great pastry art. Food preparation, presentation is of upmost importance. Weekend work and driving lic. required . No evening work. Passionate about creating both savoury and sweet dishes, with an opportunity to sell on the specials menu.
    • World class experience.
    • Training in top of the range facility.
    • Successful chef will be recommended for employment overseas.
  • Hospitality & TourismBakers and Pastrycooks
  • Thu 10 May , 2018
  • Bowral, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • BAKER/MIXER

  • Rowie's Cakes - a kitchen that bakes wheat, yeast, gluten and dairy free
  • Rowie's Cakes requires an experienced full-time production mixer and baker with a can-do attitude. The suitable individual will have at least two years experience in a food production business and the ability to load and unload ovens and maintain production from weighing up and mixing through to the oven.
    • IMMEDIATE START
    • GROWING BUSINESS - CHANCE TO GROW WITHIN THE COMPANY
    • GREAT SALARY AND INCENTIVES
  • Hospitality & TourismBakers and Pastrycooks
  • Wed 2 May , 2018
  • Alexandria, New South Wales
  • Apprentice Chef

  • Pickle & Lou
  • Brand new cafe opening at Wattle Grove Shopping Village. We are seeking keen young apprentice Chef to help with our vision for great looking food at a fast paced and great environment.
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Mon 28 May , 2018
  • Wattle Grove, New South Wales
  • Thu 17 May , 2018
  • The Rocks, New South Wales
  • Thu 17 May , 2018
  • Subiaco, Western Australia