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
  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

Head to the Career pages to find out more >

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
  • Commercial Cookery program

  • IllawarraYES
  • The Commercial Cookery program is a 6 week program incorporating 4 units from the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, work experience with a local restaurants / cafes and mentoring to prepare young people to seek apprenticeships and other paid employment with local employers. The training will be in the Wollongong area. Many employers have noted they are ready to offer apprenticeships to young people who complete the program and display the right attitude and passion for this career area.
    • Get the skills to start an apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery
    • Get work experience with local restaurants
    • We have employers looking for the right staff NOW
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Wed 5 Aug , 2020
  • North Wollongong, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Chef (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery)

  • Lagune Artisan Pizza Co
  • Lagune Artisan Pizza Co. is an authentic woodfired pizzeria situated in the beautiful Wamberal beach NSW, Central Coast. Our emphasis is on traditional artisan pizza and south Italian inspired dishes including antipasti, salads and desserts all crafted with passion. We are a fast-growing business seeking a career focused Apprentice Chef (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery) to join our team. The ideal candidate should be a 1st or 2nd year apprentice who is passionate about Italian food and wants to learn more about their craft.
    • Considered one of the best wood-fire pizzerias in the Central Coast
    • Fast growing business with career opportunities
    • Casual and friendly atmosphere to work and learn
  • Hospitality & TourismChefs
  • Tue 14 Jul , 2020
  • Terrigal, New South Wales
  • Apprentice Pastry Chef 1st/2nd Year

  • Wholegreen Bakery
  • Full time apprenticeship available working Monday-Friday in our award winning artisan gluten-free bakery. Our very busy Waverley bakery trades 7 days a week for take away and as well, online orders, deliveries, catering and wholesale. Accredited by Coeliac Australia, our range of innovative sweet and savoury products are all hand-made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
  • Hospitality & TourismBakers and Pastrycooks
  • Wed 5 Aug , 2020
  • Waverley, New South Wales
  • Wed 5 Aug , 2020
  • Lower Chittering, Western Australia
  • Wed 5 Aug , 2020
  • Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia