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The kitchen and simulated restaurant … has given me an insight into what it is like to work in a restaurant. You can try a bit of everything from learning how to make coffee and responsibly serving alcohol, to perfecting customer service and wine pairing.
In hospitality time is of the essence. Employers are crying out for graduates who know their way around a kitchen and have skills to hit the ground running. That’s why TAFE NSW is focussed on hands-on learning experiences, in real or closely simulated environments.
For TAFE NSW Hospitality student Meg, our fully-licensed training restaurant, Dharra Ngurang (Wiradjuri for eating out) is the perfect learning location.
The restaurant is run by our Commercial Cookery and Hospitality students and is open to the public. You can experience 3-course meals, table service, wine pairing and, of course, excellent customer service. It’s these skills that secure employment for our graduates.
There is no experience substitute for a full-service dining room with paying customers and real-time demands, to prepare students for life in this dynamic industry.
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By studying the theoretical and practical course work of a TAFE NSW hospitality course, you will develop essential hospitality industry skills like:
- teamwork and collaboration skills
- effective communication
- commitment to customer service excellence
- working effectively with others
- providing excellent customer service
- serving skills
- showing social and cultural sensitivity
- participating in safe work practices
- delivering hospitality services
- progressive leadership and management skills
- advanced sales techniques and relationship management
- developing and implementing marketing strategies
- managing finances, assets, budgets
- preparing and implementing business plans
- advanced ability to multi-task and solve problems
- great communication
- commitment to providing high levels of customer service
TAFE NSW has a variety of courses to help you gain the skills needed for a wide range of careers in the hospitality sector, such as:
- Bar manager Café manager
- Restaurant manager
- Licensed club manager
- Hotel manager
- Area manager or operations manager
- Café owner or manager
- Club secretary or manager
- Executive chef
- Executive housekeeper
- Executive sous chef
- Food and beverage manager
- Head chef
- Hotel owner or manager
- Rooms division manager
- Food and beverage attendant
- Espresso coffee machine operator
- Function host
- Gaming attendant
- Café attendant
- Senior bar attendant
- Guest service agent
Depending on the specific hospitality career you’re interested in, TAFE NSW can help you to develop the skills and knowledge, as well as the qualification you need to kickstart your career. Contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 today, and discover the perfect course to help you become qualified for your hospitality career.
If you’re looking to begin a hospitality career, TAFE NSW has courses to help you build the skills, knowledge, and job ready experience, you need. That, combined with TAFE NSW’s more than 25,000 employer connections, you could be starting your hospitality career sooner than you think.
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What job opportunities could a hospitality course lead to?
A hospitality course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from running a cocktail bar to working in silver service for five-star hotels and venues.
Qualifications in hospitality can lead to a job as:
- services manager
- hotel manager
- cafe owner
- bar supervisor
The average weekly salary for a services manager is $1,415.
Whether you’re just starting out in your hospitality career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE courses in this area include:
- Responsible Service of Alcohol
- Event Management
- Food Handling
- Hospitality Management
- Leadership and Management
- Kitchen Operations
- Food Safety Supervision