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

  • Hospitality Training Network
  • As an Apprentice Chef, you will be responsible for assisting in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of food to deliver while contributing to high levels of customer service.
    • Hospitality & TourismChefs
    • Mon 13 Aug , 2018
    • Sydney, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Apprentice Chef

    • Ventuno Restaurant
    • We are looking for an apprentice Chef to join our dynamic team. You will be working alongside two of our wonderful Chefs who will teach you everything you need to know to be a Number 1 Chef.
      • Very generous package on offer
      • Fantastic opportunity to work in Sydney's Walsh Bay precinct alongside some of Sydney's best chefs
      • Opportunity to study at TAFE whilst learning the practical skills required to become a qualified Chef
    • Hospitality & TourismChefs
    • Thu 2 Aug , 2018
    • Millers Point, New South Wales
    Featured Job
    • Apprentice 1st or 2nd year Chef

    • The Press Shop Bowral
    • The Press Shop cafe, located in the heart of Bowral (1.5 hours south of Sydney) is searching for an innovative and artisan focused Apprentice Chef to join our dynamic team.
      • Learn with fine dining chef Nathan West
      • Mainly day time operation only.
      • Great location, great locally sourced fresh produce driven menu
    • Hospitality & TourismChefs
    • Sun 22 Jul , 2018
    • $30,001 - $40,000
    • Bowral, New South Wales
    • Tue 14 Aug , 2018
    • Bankstown, NSW
    • Fri 10 Aug , 2018
    • Willoughby, New South Wales