Leaving high school? Study cookery, hospitality or events

Choosing a career path straight out of high school is daunting. It\’s hard to know exactly what you want to do with your life before you\’ve had the opportunity to explore the…

Are university work placements really worthwhile?

Over 90 per cent of Australians consider student work placements to be important in preparing young people for the workplace, according to Universities Australia. With more of the country understanding…

Practical career options for young people in 2019

Over your lifetime, you'll experience 17 different jobs and five careers, according to a report by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).Young people today have more power than ever to…

What is VET in Australia? (and why you should care about it)

VET stands for vocational education and training, and is a common term in Australia for nationally recognised tertiary qualifications outside of university. A VET qualification is an extremely attractive alternative…

What’s the career progression like in commercial cookery?

Here in Australia, we're so lucky to have an incredible industry for chefs to flourish in. From celebrities to head chefs of world-renowned Australian restaurants, countless people have already risen…

Is sustainability achievable in Australian hospitality?

Australia is rich with environmental wealth unlike any country in the world – but in order to maintain that, we need to be conscious of how our industries affect it.Hospitality…

Meet the Mentors – John McFadden

The first article of the \”Meet the Mentors\” series was generously contributed by current student Chelsea Hu, who is studying a Combined Advanced Diploma of Event Management and Advanced Diploma…

How to learn about indigenous Australian food culture

  Australia\’s food culture is vibrant and draws on the cuisines and gastronomy of different cultures around the world. Most important of all, but sometimes forgotten, is the food culture…

The best places for hospitality students to work in Sydney

The world is your oyster when you're a hospitality student – particularly when you want to kick start your career in the beautiful city of Sydney! Once you gain a…

What’s it really like to work as a chef in Australia?

  Commercial cookery is painted as a glamorous industry in popular Aussie TV shows such as MasterChef. With successful contestants landing cookbook deals and TV appearances, the life of a…

How a mentor will develop your career while you’re studying

When choosing an events, commercial cookery or hospitality management course, you should look for an institution that offers an outstanding mentoring program. The importance of mentoring in the hospitality industry…

What skills do you need to succeed in hospitality?

  Being successful in the hospitality industry is about more than just a passion for your craft. Of course, you do need passion, but you\’ll also need a whole host of…