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 2nd or 3rd 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.
    • Day time cafe operation - With monthly event dinners
    • Prepare only the best local produce.
    • Work with and under fine dining trained chef Nathan West
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Fri 21 Jun , 2019
  • Bowral, New South Wales
  • Wed 17 Jul , 2019
  • North Haven, South Australia
  • Tue 16 Jul , 2019
  • Kurmond, New South Wales
  • Junior Chef - Asian Cuisine

  • Plaza Premium Lounge Australia
  • • Chef responsibilities include studying recipes, setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. • You should be able to delegate tasks to kitchen staff to ensure meals are prepared in a timely manner. Also, you should be familiar with sanitation regulations. • Ultimately, you’ll prepare and deliver a complete menu that delights our guests.
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Sun 14 Jul , 2019
  • $40,001 - $50,000
  • Mascot, New South Wales
  • Thu 11 Jul , 2019
  • Mudgee, New South Wales