Accommodation and Food Services

Customer service, food preparation and accommodation services

Overview

The Accommodation and Food Services industry provides hospitality for people both living in and visiting Australia. This includes short-term accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as take-away food and drink services.

Most jobs are in hotels, motels, cafes, restaurants, take-away shops, bars and pubs. Other businesses providing hospitality services include catering, short-stay accommodation such as bed and breakfast and serviced apartments, caravan parks, holiday houses, ski lodges, student and youth hostels.

Industry Considerations
  • Casual and part-time work is common.
  • Varied hours and work schedules can be expected as patterns of demand change by day and by season.
  • Excellent prospects for entry level jobs.
  • Students can combine part-time or casual work with their studies.

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Interests
Dealbreakers

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Cafe and Restaurant Manager
Cafe and Restaurant Manager

Manage the daily operation of a cafe, restaurant or catering service.

Estimated pay
$1,346/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Waiter
Waiter

Serve food and drinks to customers at dining establishments.

Estimated pay
$975/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Chef
Chef

Plan and prepare food for customers and guests.

Estimated pay
$1,250/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Bar Attendant
Bar Attendant

Bar Attendants prepare, mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to patrons in licensed establishments.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Barista
Barista

Baristas prepare and serve espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in cafes, coffee shops, restaurants or dining…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Cafe Worker
Cafe Worker

Prepare, serve and sell food and drinks to customers at cafes and similar establishments.

Estimated pay
$1,030/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Property Manager
Property Manager

Property Managers supervise the leasing of rental properties on behalf of owners.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Other Accommodation and Hospitality Manager
Other Accommodation and Hospitality Manager Other Accommodation and Hospitality Managers includes occupations such as Bed and Breakfast Operators and Retirement Village…
Estimated pay
$2,068/week
Future demand
Strong

Other Hospitality Worker
Other Hospitality Worker

Other Hospitality Workers includes a number of jobs like Bar Usefuls or Bussers, and Doorpersons or Luggage Porters.

Estimated pay
$1,015/week
Future demand
Strong

Bed and Breakfast Operator
Bed and Breakfast Operator

Bed and Breakfast Operators organise and control the operations of bed and breakfasts to provide a short term, highly…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Bar Useful and Busser
Bar Useful and Busser

Bar Usefuls or Bussers clean and maintain public areas in bars, clubs or dining establishments by collecting and returning…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Accommodation and Hospitality Manager (not covered elsewhere)
Accommodation and Hospitality Manager (not covered elsewhere)

Accommodation and Hospitality Managers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Backpackers Manager, Boarding House Manager…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong