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Hospitality and Tourism courses in Australia

Why study hospitality and tourism in Australia?

Hospitality and tourism is hugely varied and ever-changing industry. You’ll meet new people, constantly be challenged to try new things, and have a huge range of career options. This dynamic industry also could be pathway to PR, giving you a new life in Australia.

Job outcomes and future growth

Between hospitality and tourism, this industry contributes a whopping $89.6 billion to the Australian economy every year. More than 1.5 million people are employed in the sector, from tour guides to chefs, from flight attendants to wait staff. 

Before COVID-19, it was projected that within the accommodation and food industry alone, there would be an increase of employment levels from 925,000 to over a million people in 2024. While COVID resulted in a drop of employment, it’s expected that Australia will quickly grow back to the projected levels. The time to get qualified is now, so that when borders reopen and tourism booms, you’ve upskilled and are ready to be employed.

Why live in Adelaide

Adelaide is one of the most affordable cities in Australia. Rent and cost of living is lower than in the main centres, making your dollars go further. It’s a beautiful city with a temperate climate year-round. The lifestyle in Adelaide is amazing, with easy commutes and low volume traffic, beaches close by, and a growing cultural and food scene.

Adelaide also has a number of institutions that offer a huge variety of short courses, degrees, and diplomas in hospitality and tourism. If you’re considering a hospo degree, Adelaide is your place to be.

Hospitality education options in Adelaide

Studying hospitality in Adelaide gives you an advantage that many other cities do not. You’re only a stone’s throw away from the Barossa Valley. One of the premiere wine regions of Australia—and the world—their full bodied red wines are the main lure. Wineries with restaurants offer employment in upscale, beautiful locations.

Australian Hospitality Training School (AHTS)

Since 1981, AHTS has been creating hospitality staff – over 14,000 local and international graduates. Whether it’s a short barista course or bar operations certificate, or a full length degree in commercial cookery, AHTS is South Australia’s first nationally accredited hospitality school. Located in the CBD of Adelaide, there’s an onsite training café and you’ll be expected to complete work placement too; truly a course that equips you with what employers want.

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)

ICHM is the best hotel and hospitality school in Australia for a quality student experience. They offer the most number of work placements than any other school, and have purpose built facilities at their Adelaide campus that allow realistic learning. 87% of graduates are employed in the industry immediately once they graduate.

Salford College

Salford college offers Certificate in Baking, III and IV, Commercial Cookery Certificates III and IV, Diploma of Hospitality Management and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. They foster innovation in their diverse student body, encouraging them to not just achieve academically, but also as future leaders and global citizens.

Skilled occupations in demand in Australia

If you wish to ensure employment in Australia once qualified, there are a number of different careers that are on the short to long term skill shortages list. 

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers ANZSCO 141999

This occupation group encompasses:

  • 141911 Bed and Breakfast Operator
  • 141912 Retirement Village Manager
  • 141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers

This group allows specialisation as a manager of a backpackers, boarding house, casino, guest house, hostel or reception centre. This skill group is on the short term skilled occupation list. This could allow you to apply for one of these visas:

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