Hospitality

Current Demand for:

Waitperson

A Waitperson is a job role within the Australian hospitality sector.

  • A Waitperson ensures customers are receiving appropriate hospitality when at a particular venue.
  • They have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in busy environments.
  • Wait staff need to be willing to work in the evenings, on weekends and public holidays.
  • They are individuals who are comfortable spending long periods of time on their feet.
  • Job growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 42.3% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Most common salary: $60k

Recommended Course: Recommended Course: Certificate III in Hospitality

Kitchenhands

A kitchenhand is a job role within the Australian hospitality sector.

The position of Kitchen Hand is generally an entry-level role and provides an opportunity to learn how a commercial kitchen operates.

  • Assisting with food preparation or assembly and food storage as required.
  • Cleaning and maintaining cooking utensils, dishes, cutlery and other equipment.
  • Perform general cleaning to maintain a safe and hygienic work environment.
  • ob growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 6.9% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Most common salary: $60k

Recommended Course: Certificate II in Hosptiality or Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Sous and Commis Chef

A Sous and Commis Chef is a job role within the Australian hospitality sector.

  • Prepare and design menus, taking into account the profitability and efficiency of each dish.
  • Direct food preparation, order and purchase supplies and take stock inventories.
  • Manage and train kitchen staff, ensuring all staff comply with regulations and safety standards.
  • In addition to being an excellent chef, a Sous Chef also needs to lead a kitchen team effectively and ensure the kitchen is run in an efficient and profitable manner.
  • Sous Chefs need to be calm under pressure and have a solid work ethic. They also need to have excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Job growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 19.4% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Most common salary: $60-70k

Recommended Course: Recommended Course: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.

Barista

A Barista is a job role within the Australian hospitality sector.

Educating staff on coffee and training them how to use the equipment in order to ensure the coffee-making standards are always high.

  • Keeping equipment clean and operating.
  • Making coffee and other coffee-based drinks.
  • Understanding coffee and coffee making techniques.
  • Job growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 10.2% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Most common salary: $50k

Recommended Course: Short course.

Bar Attendants

A Bar Attendant is a job role within the Australian hospitality sector.

  • Serving drinks, including pouring beers and making coffee.
  • Taking food orders.
  • Restocking drinks, snacks and coffee beans.
  • Operating a point-of-sale terminal and EFTPOS machine.
  • Cleaning spills, setting tables and putting out coasters.
  • Tapping beer kegs and cleaning beer lines.
  • Operating TAB and Keno.
  • Facilitating payments from poker machines, or fixing them when they get stuck.
  • Filling in timesheets, safety incident reports and stock control logs.

Job growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 10.2% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Most common salary: $60k

Recommended Course: Certificate III in Hospitality & RSA.

Bar Manager

A Bar Manager is a job role within the Australian hospitality sector.

  • Supervising and supporting staff.
  • Monitoring bar, restaurant and conference facilities.
  • Ensuring compliance with liquor, gaming and associated laws and regulations.
  • Reconciliation and accounting of cash registers and EFTPOS terminals.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction with service and resolving issues when they arise.
  • Supervising stock control and cellar activities.
  • Managing compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Working with security to log incidents and manage clientele.

Job growth for this high demand role and is expected to increase by 10.2% in the next five years, (Source: SEEK).

Most common salary: $70k

Recommended Course: Vocational Qualification in Hospitality Management & RSA.

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