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Why Study Food and Hospitality Courses in Australia?

Graduates of hospitality degrees in Australia are amongst the industry’s highly preferred applicants, assuring its graduates of competitive advantage. Having a globally recognised Australian education allows you to spread your wings and explore the world with confidence to fulfil your career goals. 

Students who complete a hospitality degree in Australia are known to have boundless opportunities. From restaurants to travel agencies, to hotels and resorts, hospitality degree holders enjoy an array of job openings in the travel and hospitality industries. 
Below are a few career options for international students studying in Australia:

  • Restaurant Manage
  • Resort Manager
  • Tourist / Cultural Tourist Development Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Hotel Manager
  • Airline or Cruise Manager
  • Leisure, Sports, and Events Manager

The number of jobs being created on a global scale places food and hospitality in the upper trajectory. The sector encompasses a wide range of skills, ranging from accommodation to wine tourism, meaning there is a multitude of jobs opening up across the world. 

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee predicted in 2019 that an additional 90,000 jobs would be created by the hospitality sector in the next 5 years, growing the employment rate of this industry by 12.1 %. This data is not just relevant to Australia– the booming nature of tourism in all continents has led to the need for more restaurants, licensed venues, and hotels.

Flexible working hours: The ever vibrant hospitality business offers flexibility in work time, allowing students and professionals to choose the most suitable work timings for them; be it morning shift or night shift or anything in between.

Additional income: While other industries may have (no-pay) company shutdown periods during festive seasons, the hospitality industry is teeming with job opportunities, plenty enough for students and professional hospitality graduates to earn extra income.

Be the master chef: Australia is also known to offer numerous cookery courses and training from reputable universities/institutions that are designed to enhance your cooking knowledge and techniques while providing actual hands-on experience. You can express your passion for food and become a master chef in the future. Additionally, you are at one of the most ethnically diverse nations, that allows you to savour flavours from around the world. So learning and exploring your culinary skills with people from around the world will turn out to be a total joy!

Degrees and certifications: In helping international students realise their dreams, education providers in Australia offer specially crafted courses leading to a diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor’s degree, and masters’ qualification suiting their needs. 

Here are a few examples:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Advance Diploma of Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Patisserie
  • Bachelors of Arts/International Hotel and Tourism Management.
  • Bachelors of Business Management/International Hotel and Tourism Management.
  • Master of International Tourism & Hospitality Management – Master of Business Administration.

Note- Course duration of a Bachelor’s degree: From 6 months to 3 years (full time).

Visa requirements: Here are some of the requirements in securing a student visa. Alternatively, you may contact our education counsellors for a simple worry-free process.

  • A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • Offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • IELTS or other English proficiency tests
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents that are listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklists.

As with most visa types, an assessment procedure of your nominated occupation by a recognised authority is required as part of the visa application for migration purposes such as Permanent Residency. Occupations related to hospitality are listed consistently in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). 

Your future awaits!
Holders of hospitality qualifications can look at a bright future ahead and good job opportunities in this flourishing industry which demands quality professionals and graduates. Sample of which are Café or Restaurant Manager, Hotel or Motel Manager, Bed and Breakfast Operator, to name a few. Graduates of hospitality courses can look ahead in building careers and invest in a bright future in Australia. 

A few frontline food and hospitality jobs salaries in Australia are:

Job Role Salary
General Hotel Manager $78,000 - $82,000
Executive Chef  $70,000 - $75,000
Restaurant Managers $58,000 - $69,000
Head Chef $55,000 - $60,000
Hotel Manager $55,000 - $62,000
Airline Customer Support Officers $55,000 - $69,000
Gaming Hosts $52,000- $63,000
Sous Chefs $50,000 - $53,000
Food and Beverage Manager (General) $58,000 - $62,000
Cook $48,000 - $53,000


We at AECC Global work continually towards building your pathway to success in your chosen career in Australia. Connect with us and we’ll help you choose a food and hospitality course in an Australian university of your choice! 

Fill in the inquiry form today! Our expert counsellors will reach out to help you.


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