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
  • 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

  • 3rd Year Apprentice Chef

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • This is the trade qualification for commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. It provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. It’s a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification while earning a wage!
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Tue 21 Nov , 2017
  • Geelong
  • 3rd Year Apprentice Chef - SW90

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • This is the trade qualification for commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. It provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. It’s a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification while earning a wage!
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Tue 21 Nov , 2017
  • Geelong
  • Apprentice Chef - SW84

  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • Cooks in large restaurants usually work under the supervision of Chefs. In this role you would perform a range of specialist cooking roles such as planning and preparing food for buffets and preparing pâtés and terrines.
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Wed 15 Nov , 2017
  • Geelong
  • Mon 13 Nov , 2017
  • Geelong
  • Thu 9 Nov , 2017
  • Geelong