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How are my career prospects shaping up in the Australian hospitality industry?

Anyone who has ever worked in the hospitality industry will know what a gratifying, exhilarating experience that life in this very important sector can bring. Perhaps it's the buzz of being an integral cog in a busy kitchen, or enjoyment of meeting hundreds of people every week as you tend the bar in a trendy nightspot nestled in a cool Sydney suburb.


The hospitality industry can be hugely rewarding for those that persevere with it, and if you're really looking to get ahead of the pack and make your mark in this sector, taking a hospitality management course at Kenvale College will stand you in excellent stead.

Why is a qualification in hospitality worth it in Australia?

When you enrol in a hospitality management course at Kenvale College, you're opening the door to a great raft of job opportunities that not just anyone can walk into. Once you've graduated, you'll be able to choose from a broad range of jobs, as well as locations. If you want to work in the latest, coolest bar to hit the streets, you can. Fancy working in a five star hotel anywhere in the world? You can do that, too. Work on a cruise ship and see the world? Not a problem! 

The hospitality industry continues to grow, meaning that there will always be the need for skilled, qualified personnel.

According to IBIS World research, the booming restaurant industry is worth a staggering AU$12 billion a year. The same source also states that hotels and resorts generate an extra $6 billion annually. International tourists are also estimated to grow by six per cent annually from 2015-20, with the number growing from the current 7.2 million to over 10 million by 2023-24. This means that there is very little chance of the jobs ever drying up - indeed, the hospitality industry continues to grow, meaning that there will always be the need for skilled, qualified personnel.

What does the skill shortage in the Australian hospitality industry look like?

It is harder than ever to find and recruit quality employees who meet the skill requirement for their position, fit in with the kitchen team and the culture of the venue and will stay for the long term. Here are some facts: the Australian Labour Force Report 2015 to 2020 showed that 71 per cent of businesses in the cafe and restaurant sector reported recruitment deficiencies. Restaurant and Catering Australia claim that currently chefs, cooks and restaurant managers are the most difficult vacancies to fill. To meet the needs of the growing industry, Australia's tourism and hospitality sector will require an additional 123,000 workers by 2020.. What does this mean for those looking for qualifications to enter this industry? Jobs, jobs, jobs!

Many people are attracted to the vibrant rush of a busy kitchen when choosing their career.
Many people are attracted to the vibrant rush of a busy kitchen when choosing their career.

How can I get into the hospitality industry?

By enrolling in a hospitality management qualification at Kenvale College, you're laying a solid foundation for a long and fulfilling career in hospitality. Not only that, but you'll be working on-the-job as you learn, meaning that you'll graduate already in employment..

If you'd like to know more, get in touch with Kenvale College today to find out how we can help get your career in hospitality off to a flying start!

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At Kenvale College, we work with a range of industry partners to find the best possible placement for each student.

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