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Careers News – TAFE


The Top 5 careers in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

If you have a passion for tourism, hospitality and events, then you are going to enter an exciting and dynamic career that shows huge growth over the next three years. Check out the top five career areas that represent the largest employment opportunities in this industry:

  1. Chef
  2. Waiter
  3. Bar Attendant
  4. Cafe / Restaurant Manager
  5. Conference and Event Organiser

Take a further look at the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Career Snapshot to discover how many jobs were posted, the average salary and the TAFE NSW pathways for these and more career opportunities.

It’s not news to you that we currently have a national skills shortage. Employers were unable to fill, or have considerable difficulties filling roles within this industry area. Check out the portion of advertised job positions that went unfilled in 2017:

  • 65 percent of Chefs
  • 60 percent of Pastry Cooks
  • 50 percent of Bakers

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TAFE NSW –Information Week 2019

21 to 25 January

Come along to TAFE NSW’s Information Week from 21-25 January to explore your course and career options for 2019. Our program of events include info sessions, campus tours, and live demos – program to be released soon. Talk to our teachers, career counsellors, find out about scholarships, support services, and much more. Whether you want to be qualified faster, be in a career you love, or be the boss – Be Ambitious, take charge of your future and plan your visit today. Register your interest to receive program and latest event updates as they are released.

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Master Builders Pre-apprenticeship Program

26 November to 7 December and

10 December to 19 December

Pre-apprenticeship Programs for students who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship in carpentry. We have places in our program for VET Construction students. Students find out if the trade is right for them, before commencing an apprenticeship. No cost to participants. Call 02 8586 3533 or email


Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Courses

Apprenticeships Are Us alongside My Trade Start is running automotive pre-apprenticeship courses these school holidays. Courses run for a duration of two weeks, followed by work experience. This course is NSW Government funded for individuals aged 15 to 24. Please call 02 9891 6900 to enrol or find out more info about the next round of courses.


Master Painters Australia – Apprenticeships

If you’re considering your options post-secondary school, then an apprenticeship may be what you’re looking for. An apprenticeship offers young people employment and on-the-job training opportunities and has the great benefit of a career in the making upon completion.

They also run 3 day pre-apprenticeship programs –register hereto find out when the next one is on.

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