Hospitality and cookery: Half price qualifications for 2020!

With 34 half price qualifications available through the new Lower fees, local skills program starting 1 January 2020, you can study, save, and succeed in your commercial cookery or hospitality career! 

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Cooks, chefs and hospitality workers are enjoying exciting careers in Western Australia and all over the world – with opportunities everywhere from restaurants, pubs and cafes through to resorts, hotels, casinos, night clubs and cruise ships. The hospitality industry is thriving — there has never been a better time to get qualified and kickstart your career! 

Use the course list below to find out more about half price commercial cookery and hospitality training, and which TAFE colleges and training providers are offering these qualifications. For full details, select the 'Find out more' button to go to their website. 

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National ID: SIT30816 | State ID: AZU5

Do you have a passion for food and want to become a chef?

When you complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food. You'll produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

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National ID: SIT30816 | State ID: AZU5

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Love cooking and want the formal skills to turn your passion into acareer?

North Metro TAFE'sCertificate III in Commercial Cookeryprovides you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You'll learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene.

When you graduateasa qualified cook with a wide range of cookery skills you'll be able to work in various establishments including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Gain these skills
  • Produce quality foods and prepare food according to dietary or cultural needs
  • Plan menus
  • Control costs
  • Work as part of a team
  • Serve a range of meals in a professional manner
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy cooking
  • High level of personal hygiene
  • Ableto manage time and work under pressure
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Willing and available to work weekends and rostered shifts (including public holidays)

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National ID: SIT30816 | State ID: AZU5

Passionate about the smells, sights, sounds, textures and tastes of the kitchen?

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery allows you to do what you love every day and get paid for it - through a career as a commercial chef!

Students will learn how to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen. Throughout the course, participants will learn how to prepare a range of simple and complex entrée, main and dessert dishes, using their own discretion and judgement. Participants will also gain skills in food safety, cleaning, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

Students will practice the skills they have learnt in a simulated work environment, as well as on the job.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

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Broome Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus

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National ID: SIT30816 | State ID: AZU5

Love food and want to become a chef?

When you complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery you will be able to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food. You'll produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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National ID: SIT30816 | State ID: AZU5

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment. You will learn about effective communication, occupational health and safety procedures and workplace hygiene. You will also learn skills to produce quality foods, plan menus, prepare food according to dietary or cultural needs, control costs, work as part of a team, and serve a range of meals in a professional manner. You will practice the skills you have learned in a simulated work environment or at an appropriate hospitality establishment.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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National ID: SIT30816

The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery course provides learners with the essential skills and knowledge to work in a variety of venues where food is prepared and served. The course includes eight subjects designed to reflect the modern kitchen skill sets required of all chefs.

When you complete the course, you will be able to take responsibilities in planning, organising, preparing and presenting food such as appetisers, stocks, meats, seafood and poultry, desserts and pastries, following health and safety procedures, maintaining kitchen premises, developing hospitality industry knowledge, developing cost effective menus and preparing food according to dietary and cultural needs.

This course is delivered in a mix of face to face training at our campus (40 Lord St, East Perth) and workplace training at an appropriate hospitality establishment as a trainee chef. The face-to-face training includes multi-media demonstrations, hands-on practical training in a commercial kitchen, practical training in a simulated hospitality environment

Graduates are suitable to work as a commis chef, a cook or an assistant cook. This course is suitable for apprenticeship.

Upon completion of Certificate III in commercial cookery, you can continue to study Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery with credit transfer. Qualifying as a chef in Australia is now more flexible than ever. Enrol in the course now and get job-ready for your career as a commercial chef.

Delivery Location: Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth and at the Workplace (for Chef apprenticeship)

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National ID: SIT30816

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures for guided work activities.

This course runs over 52 weeks, 40 weeks of study and 12 weeks of holidays. Delivery is normally 2 days per week, face to face with a supervised work experience component.

Empyrean has delivery locations in Fremantle, Mandurah and Mount Hawthorn.

Empyrean runs both PIT and Equity Participation programs.

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National ID: SIT30816

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Be part of a fast growing industry. Acquire valuable skills and knowledge to be competent as a qualified cook in a commercial kitchen. Learn about the organisation, preparation and presentation of food. Be trained in the different methods of cookery. Learn about workplace hygiene, first aid and health, safety and security procedures. Gain the knowledge to develop cost-effective menus and develop the skills to prepare foods according to dietary and cultural needs.

This course is delivered over a period of 52 weeks including 12 weeks of holidays. This includes face to face training for 30 weeks (20 hours per week) and mandatory work-based training for 10 weeks (20 hours per week = total 200 hours) which is organised by Stanley College.  

Delivery locations:

  • James Street Campus at 171 James Street in Northbridge
  • West Perth Campus at 69 Outram Street, West Perth  

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your wellbeing and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready# at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.

Funding is available under Jobs and Skills WA Priority Industry Training (PIT). You might be eligible for funding; for further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 9227 1797 or select the ‘Find out more button’ to visit our website for further details.

# completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for more information.

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National ID: SIT30816

Vocational Training Services (VTS) is a WA owned and operated training provider servicing Metro and Regional WA with training-staff based in Perth the Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest and Great Southern.

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well-developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, serviced living (aged care) and catering organisations.

VTS offers the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery as an apprenticeship and through Priority Industry Training (PIT) the mode of delivery is dependent on the individual’s workplace and experience, it may be delivered on the job and in a commercial training kitchen. The mix of workplace deliver versus in a training kitchen is determined after consultation with the student and employer. VTS will travel to regional locations to deliver training and assessment. Elective units are selected based on the trainee’s job role.

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Equanimity Consultants Pty Ltd
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Stanley College
Training Institute Australasia
Training Unlimited
Tubal Pty Ltd
Vocational Training Services (VTS)

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National ID: SIT30616 | State ID: AZT7

Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Certificate III in Hospitality you will be able to work anywhere asa bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the hospitality industry and be able to serve alcohol responsibly,make espresso coffee, serve food, provide excellent customer service,comply withhygiene standards and workplace health and safety.

Half price fees apply!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state governmentLower fees, local skillsinitiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.Find out more.

Course information

National ID: SIT30616 | State ID: AZT7

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Make someone's day - handthem a coffee, a canape or an ice cold drink!

Gain the hands-on experience and the skills you need to work in any location in the hospitality industry such as cafes, bars, clubs or restaurants or as a functions and events team member.

Experienced hospitality workers are in demand and can use their skills anywhere in the world working in a variety of roles in many different settings.

Gain these skills
  • Provision of excellent customerservice
  • Effective team work
  • Preparationand service of hot and cold drinks
  • Safe work practices in the hospitality industry
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Energetic and outgoing personality
  • Attention to detail
  • A positive 'can do' attitude
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong work ethic, reliable and flexible

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Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth (Northbridge)

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National ID: SIT30616 | State ID: AZT7

Do you want a career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Certificate III in Hospitality you will be able to work anywhere as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the hospitality industry and be able to serve alcohol responsibly, make espresso coffee, serve food, provide excellent customer service, comply with hygiene standards and workplace health and safety.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

This qualification is offered at our Bentley and Mandurah campus in semester 1 and 2.

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National ID: SIT30616 | State ID: AZT7

Like to work in restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes or coffee shops? If you’re a “people person” with a natural flair for dealing with customers and enjoy the cut and thrust of working in busy restaurants or cafés, tropical resorts, bars, nightclubs, hotels or even on an airliner or cruise ship, then a course in hospitality may be ideal for you. Gaining skills in customer service, effective teamwork, hygiene and food safety could give you a great start in this career. Depending on your choice of elective units, you will also learn about accommodation services, commercial cookery and catering, food and beverage, gaming and tourism sales and operations.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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National ID: SIT30616 | State ID: AZT7

A qualification in the dynamic hospitality industrycould be your master key to new places, new people and new culture!

Students who complete the Certificate III in Hospitality will have the skills to work effectively in the hospitality industry, while coaching junior staff on correct practices. Graduates will be competent in the responsible service of alcohol, food and drink service, complying with food hygiene standards and providing recommendations to customers.

Students will learn how to be a team player and serve food and beverage in a fun and support environment, supported by industry experts who share a passion for the world of hospitality.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

This qualification is part of theLower fees, local skillsinitiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21. This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

Campus information

Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Wyndham Campus

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National ID: SIT30616

The Certificate III in Hospitality is the perfect qualification for those looking for a career in hospitality including working as barista, bar attendant, waiter/waitress. Whether you imagine working in a restaurant, hotel, motel, funky bar, café, club or pub- you will be job ready on completion of our course!

You will learn all the hospitality essentials including Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), food hygiene and food safety as well as how to become a brilliant barista. The course covers providing table services, serving food and beverages, processing financial transactions, working as a team, customer service and working with diversity. 

This course includes a mandatory practical placement component. We take care to match you with a facility that best suits your needs including location and upcoming vacancies to maximise the likelihood of an employment opportunity. Practical placement is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your skills to a perspective employer.

While this course is action packed, engaging and fun the learning environment is supportive and designed to help our students achieve their best. As well as industry experienced and passionate trainers, we have a Student Counsellor and Indigenous Liaison Officer ready to assist. This qualification can also be delivered as a Traineeship and SBT.

Delivery locations:

  • 87-89 Guthrie Street, Osborne Park, WA 6017
  • 241 Ocean Keys Boulevard, Clarkson WA 6030

188 Jull Street, Armadale WA 6112

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National ID: SIT30616

The Certificate III in Hospitality course has an emphasis on front-of-house food and beverage service. Upon completion of the course, you will obtain the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of venues, including restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, function centres and coffee shops.

Besides the face-to-face training at our campus (40 Lord St, East Perth), students will complete a total of 4 weeks in workplace hands-on training to gain work experience in one of APSI’s industry partner locations.

Graduates will be able to take charge of various positions such as a barista (espresso coffee machine operator), a food and beverage attendant, a front desk receptionist, a function attendant, a function host, a housekeeper, a senior bar attendant, a gaming attendant, or a wait staff.

Upon completion of Certificate III, you can continue to study Certificate IV in Hospitality. This course is suitable for Traineeship.

Delivery Location: Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth and at the Workplace 

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National ID: SIT30616

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures for guided work activities.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming.

This course runs over 12 weeks. Delivery is normally 4 days per week face to face with a supervised work experience component.

Empyrean is delivering this course in Mandurah.

Empyrean runs both PIT and Equity Participation programs.

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National ID: SIT30616

The Certificate III in Hospitality will allow you to gain practical skills such as, but not limited to, managing conflict, coaching others and providing responsible service of alcohol.

The Certificate III in Hospitality is delivered as a full or part-time traineeship on-the-job at the employer’s premises and is suitable for those working in food and beverage. The qualification is for individuals who are versed in the basics of hospitality service and want to expand their knowledge and skills.

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National ID: SIT30616

Participation, delivered in the classroom in Bunbury and as traineeship pathway fully on the job through Southwest WA.

Certificate III in Hospitality reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming. Possible job titles include:

espresso coffee machine operator

food and beverage attendant

front desk receptionist

front office assistant

function attendant

function host

gaming attendant

guest service agent

housekeeper

restaurant host

senior bar attendant

waiter

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National ID: SIT30616

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Kick-start a career in the fast growing and diverse hospitality industry. Be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a varied range of positions including food and beverage attendant, function host, restaurant host, senior bar attendant, waiter and espresso coffee machine operator. You will acquire a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. You will learn to work with independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This course is delivered over a period of 26 weeks including 6 weeks of holidays. This includes face to face training for 14 weeks (20 hours per week) and mandatory work-based training for 6 weeks (20 hours per week = total 120 hours) which is organised by Stanley College.  

Delivery locations:

  • James Street Campus at 171 James Street in Northbridge
  • West Perth Campus at 69 Outram Street, West Perth  

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your wellbeing and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready# at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.

Funding is available under Jobs and Skills WA Priority Industry Training (PIT). You might be eligible for funding; for further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 9227 1797 or select the ‘Find out more button’ to visit our website for further details.

# completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for more information.

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National ID: SIT30616

TIAWA caters for companies wishing to match a qualification to a staff members job role in a flexible workplace delivery model to upskill and educate their people. This is undertaken via a Traineeship pathway. Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

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National ID: SIT30616

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming.

Currently Training Unlimited are offering this qualification as Full-Time, Part- Time & School Based Traineeships.

Training is delivered on-site fully on-the-job.

For successful completion, trainees are required to undertake work placement of at least 36 shifts. Practical application of skills and knowledge are assessed in the workplace - on-the-job and application of knowledge is assessed through written assessment.

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National ID: SIT30616

Tubal is a WA owned and operated Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 51679) that specialises in workplace training and qualifications within a range of service-based industries. At Tubal we pride ourselves on our student first approach and we focus on achieving the best possible learning outcomes through our team of industry expert trainers, our flexible models and professional support team.

Tubal is a member of the preferred provider panel for the delivery of funded traineeships in Western Australia, and we have an outstanding reputation for the delivery of Workplace Traineeships, School-based Traineeships and short courses.

We currently offer a number of flexible delivery options for undertaking this qualification including Workplace Traineeship arrangements, Fee for service blended learning and RPL.

Elective units can be selected based on the job role and occupational outcome of the student.

Training Delivered on-the-job.

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National ID: SIT30616

Vocational Training Services (VTS) is a WA owned and operated training provider servicing Metro and Regional WA with training-staff based in Perth the Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest and Great Southern.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

VTS offers the Certificate III in Hospitality as a traineeship and all the training is delivered in the workplace, VTS will travel to regional locations to deliver training and assessment. Elective units are selected based on the trainee’s job role.

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Got a passion for cooking? Get your Certificate III in Commercial Cookery for half price!

Do you love good food? Do you have a passion for trying new things? Would you like a career that could take you all around the world? How about if we told you that from 1 January 2020 course fees are half price and capped at $1,200 for the year (or $400 if you’re on a concession) for the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, through the State Government’s Lower fees, local skills program. What an opportunity !

Cooks and chefs have great career opportunities in Western Australia and all over the world – from restaurants, pubs and cafes through to resorts, hotels, casinos and cruise ships.

The hospitality industry is thriving, but to get those top jobs you will need a qualification and be job ready. And there has never been a better time to get qualified and kickstart your career with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification.

Meet Harrison and hear what he loves about doing his commercial cookery qualification and how he's already winning awards for his skills.

Want a worldwide career? Get your Certificate III in Hospitality for half price!

When you complete the Certificate III in Hospitality qualification, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to work anywhere in the world – from cocktail bars to cafes and restaurants through to five star hotels, resorts, night clubs. cruise ships and casinos and sports and entertainment venues – as a bar attendant, barista, waiter, housekeeper, or gaming attendant.

Hospitality is a jobs growth area in Western Australia, with many fantastic employment opportunities available. Skilled hospitality workers are always in high demand and can be paid extremely well, working in a variety of roles in many different settings.

Completing the Certificate III in Hospitality qualification will give you a competitive edge over non-qualified people, as employers know you’ll be job-ready with the skills they’re looking for. It’s the perfect qualification to help you get into competitive areas such as airline service (flight attendants), top casinos, and Australia’s greatest restorts and restaurants, and at half price what a great opportunity to kickstart your hospitality career! 

Watch this short video to hear from people working in hospitality as they share their career stories and talk about what they most enjoy about the work they do. 

How we can help

If you're considering a qualification in commercial cookery or hospitality but would like some advice or help with information about choosing the right course for you, and what career options are available,  the team at your local Jobs and Skills Centre can help.  All services are free, and confidential.