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

Doorperson and Luggage Porter
Doorperson and Luggage Porter

Doorpersons or Luggage Porters assist guests in accommodation establishments or passengers in transport terminals by attending…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Hospitality Worker (not covered elsewhere)
Hospitality Worker (not covered elsewhere)

Hospitality Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs not covered elsewhere like Cellar Hand (Hotel) and Uniform Room…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Fast Food Cook
Fast Food Cook

Fast Food Cooks prepare a restricted range of foods in fast food establishments.

Estimated pay
$927/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Manager
Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Manager

Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers organise, control and promote the activities, facilities and resources of…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Amusement Centre Manager
Amusement Centre Manager

Amusement Centre Managers manage amusement centres, showgrounds or theme parks.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Golfer
Golfer

Golfers play golf professionally in tournaments, or as a resident professional, and organise golf-related activities.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Handyperson
Handyperson Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.
Estimated pay
$1,068/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Bar Attendant and Barista
Bar Attendant and Barista

Bar Attendants and Baristas prepare, mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to patrons in bars in licensed…

Estimated pay
$1,154/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Delivery Driver
Delivery Driver

Drive vehicles to deliver goods and stock as scheduled.

Estimated pay
$1,010/week
Future demand
Strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Receptionist (General)
Receptionist (General)

Receptionists (General) greet clients and visitors, and respond to personal, telephone, email and written inquiries and…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Hotel and Motel Receptionist
Hotel and Motel Receptionist

Hotel or Motel Receptionists greet and check in guests, and look after their needs on arrival and during their stay in a hotel…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager

Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers organise and control the operations of caravan parks and camping grounds to provide…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable