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Gain in-demand skills to travel the world...

Want both practical and people skills that will allow you to travel the world? From cookery to event coordination, our courses, delivered in industry-grade kitchens and open to the public restaurants, will see you qualified to find work at your "local" through to employment at exciting 5-star overseas hotels.

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About the Industry

The tourism and hospitality industry is big business - responsible for employing almost 1 million people or 8.1% of Australia's total employment.

The great news here is that the industry is just getting bigger. The number of inbound international airline seats has increased by over 240% since the mid-90s and domestic holidaying has increased too. The tourism and hospitality industry now contributes around $40 billion to Australia's economy every year.

From table service to restaurant management, from kitchen-hand to sous chef, from travel consultant to business owner - discover an industry that offers you a world of opportunity.

Find out more about industry trends, job satisfaction, salaries and key benefits by downloading TAFE Queensland's Tourism and Hospitality Industry Insights (PDF, 423KB).

Career Outcomes

  • Bar attendant
  • Barista
  • Chef
  • Concierge
  • Event Coordinator
  • Food and beverage supervisor
  • Short order cook

Contact us

Call 1300 914 754 or enquire now