Hospitality & tourism

So you're interested in working in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Jobs in these sectors include:

  • Accommodation services (working in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts etc.)
  • Food and beverage services (in caf├ęs, restaurants and licensed premises)
  • Tourism-related services (such as travel agents and tour operators)
  • Conferences, exhibitions and events industrie.

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Australian Federation of Travel Agents
Australian Hotels Association
Baking Associations of Australia
Exhibition and Event Association of Australia
Hotel, Motel and Accommodation Association
Restaurant and Catering Australia
Tourism Victoria

Career profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the hospitality and tourism industries.

The job involves serving customers and making coffee, mostly.
"I have had the opportunity to work in all areas of the hotel." Find out what it's like to be a bar attendant.
Joy shares the ins and outs of work as a waitress in a fast food restaurant.
From a very early age Kirsten showed a great talent for making and cake decorating. Her education has taken her all over the world to Belgium, France, Switzerland and Singapore.
Advice for people considering a traineeship in hospitality.
What does a croupier do?
How do you become a chef?
Find out more about being a travel agent.

Michael, mid 30s

What does a publican do?

Michael is a publican representing the owners of a South Melbourne hotel.

How do you become a cook?
What does a bar manager do?
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