Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Why take a course in Hospitality, Tourism and Events?
Do you like the idea of having a job that you can travel with and meet different people from all walks of life through? A career in Hospitality, Tourism and Events might be a rewarding choice for you.
Did you know that the tourism and hospitality industries are the world’s largest employers? Plus there is an increasing demand for tourism graduates who have business management skills and training.
Choose your own adventure.
Hospitality, tourism and events courses will give you skills you need to achieve your career goals, whether that’s working as a head chef, opening your own restaurant or organising large events. There is no limit to where you can go and what you can achieve with a qualification in hospitality, tourism and events.
At Central Regional TAFE, we believe in providing practical, industry-relevant training that prepares you to excel in real workplaces. Our state of the art facilities and industry partnerships will ensure that you have everything you need to get where you want to go.
Did you know?
Tourism encourages and creates leisure activities for travellers in new places while hospitality includes all accommodation, food and beverage services. Together it is a large and very important industry for Australia’s economy.
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Reasons to study in this industry
- Travel agents often get to travel the world as a part of their job.
- Careers in tourism and hospitality are diverse, creative and people-centred so they offer a wide variety of interesting roles.
- This industry many opportunities for young people looking for their first job, or for mature aged workers looking to re-enter the workforce.
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Baking has long been celebrated as a way to create good food and sustenance throughout the years. Over time, humans have honed the craft and produced gorgeous creations by baking. In France, there’s even a specific term that’s been used worldwide for bakeries that specialise in pastries and sweets. Patisseries have master pastry chefs creating delicious cakes, tarts, and pastries, and that could be you.
The cookery and hospitality industries are seeking talented and qualified staff in Western Australia. Achieve your career goals, whether you want to be the head chef at a top restaurant, open your own restaurant, organise events, or produce fresh baked goods; the career paths you can follow are plentiful.
Join this dynamic and fast-paced industry which offers a variety of career opportunities. Learn skills in coaching and managing staff, marketing, developing event proposals, bids and programs, developing sponsorship programs, managing projects, finance and budgeting, implementing and monitoring business systems and providing on-site management of events. You will also learn about the legal requirements for work in this area.
Want to work in a dynamic and growing industry? Like fast-paced, collaborative environments? A career in hospitality might be a good fit for you. Take a hospitality course at TAFE and get hands-on practical training at our award-winning Zeewijk Training Restaurant at the Geraldton Campus or at state-of-the-art facilities at other campuses. You will also gain practical experience and opportunities to make industry connections by working at real events as part of your training.
If you are particularly interested in commercial cookery or baking and patisserie, we offer specialised courses and traineeships to get you the skills and experiences you need for a rewarding career in hospitality.
Want to learn the skills and knowledge to sell goods to customers? Our Retail Services courses will teach you about controlling and maintaining stock, how to prevent theft, how to provide excellent customer service and how to work effectively as part of a team. These courses can lead to a career as a sales assistant, point-of-sale operator or customer service assistant.
Do you want to work with people who are visiting Australia, providing them with advice or showing them attractions? Study tourism with us at Central Regional TAFE and kickstart a career in an industry with growing job demand. Tourism courses at TAFE will give you extensive knowledge and practical skills to excel in the workplace, including how to arrange travel bookings, use reservation computer systems and plan international and local holidays for clients.
Barista Coffee Short Course
Fast track into a steaming barista career
In this short course you will learn and gain knowledge in the basics of espresso coffee, as well as coffee cultivation and processing, roasting and blending, different coffee styles, coffee bean storage, grinder setting, milk texturing, and how to operate and clean a commercial espresso machine.
No experience required.
Beginners Cake Decorating
Getting paid is just the icing on the cake.Your cakes will be the talk of the party with the skills you'll learn in this super-creative short course. Dig in and level-up your cake game today.
Get heads turning with your amazing cake creations.
Learn the best tips and tricks from an experienced and licensed cake maker. Students will learn the basics of covering, decorating and colouring a cake. Students will work with fondant and learn how to cover a cake and create fondant flowers that can be used to decorate.
This short course includes a comprehensive starter kit to complement your new skills.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
The recipe behind becoming a great chef.Gain the practical skills and knowledge to plan, organise, prepare and cook food in a commercial kitchen environment and graduate as a qualified cook with a wide range of culinary skills.
If you have a passion for food and want to become a chef, this is the course for you.
Upon successfully completing this course you'll be qualified to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food. You'll produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Cook yourself up a great career — FREE IN '23!
If you dream of being a chef or cook, this is the course for you! You'll get all the skills and knowledge needed to start your career in a commercial kitchen team and be able to plan, prepare and cook food.
Throughout this course, you will produce dishes suitable for different cultural and dietary requirements and learn about cleaning, first aid, food safety programs, hygiene and workplace health and safety.
Upon successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a cook or chef in a range of kitchens.
Commercial Kitchen Skill Set
All the ingredients you need to get cooking.No one wants a half-baked chef - give your career in commercial cookery the best base with this skill set covering all the essential skills that employers are looking for.
Learn the skills to prepare for a career in a commercial kitchen.
This skill set covers how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working safely.
In the Commercial Kitchen skill set, you'll learn about the safe use of commercial kitchen equipment, how to clean food preparation areas, storage areas, and equipment efficiently and minimising negative environmental impacts, preventing food contamination including how to identify and control food hazards, and gain general kitchen and food preparation skills.
Jobs that could lead from this skill set includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, and bar and food and beverage servers and attendants.
Want to study online?
This course has an online study option with the practical aspects of the course to be completed in a workplace or at our Geraldton campus (see the study options below).
Certificate II in Hospitality
Don't wait - your career serving others starts here.Lean practical skills and basic knowledge to prep you for work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and more.
Get your hospitality career started.
If you want to work your way up the hospitality ladder, then the Certificate II in Hospitality is a great place to start. This qualification provides you with the opportunity to work under direct supervision in restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Students will gain practical skills in food and beverage preparation, and learn how best to interact with customers, while gaining skills in social and cultural sensitivity.
The hospitality industry employs hundreds of thousands of people across Australia. Demand for workers in this sector has traditionally been strong and employers are looking for those who are willing to develop their hospitality skills and knowledge.
Certificate II in Hospitality
This qualification will provide you with the necessary skills to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. It will give you the opportunity to acquire a range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge.
Certificate III in Hospitality
Prepare yourself for a career with unlimited possibilities.Broaden your skills behind the bar, at the café, or anywhere food and drinks are served. Develop your knowledge with this qualification and embark on a career can take you anywhere.
This career can take you into some of the coolest and sophisticated places all over the world!
When you complete the Certificate III in Hospitality you will be able to work anywhere as:
- A bar attendant,
- A barista,
- A waiter,
- A housekeeper, or
- A gaming attendant.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to:
- Work effectively in the hospitality industry,
- Be able to serve alcohol responsibly,
- Make espresso coffee,
- Serve food,
- Provide excellent customer service,
- Comply with hygiene standards and workplace health & safety.
Certificate IV in Hospitality
Learn service and skills that will leave the workforce competition cold.Here's a great tip - refine your serving, financial management and customer service skills with this qualification and you'll be ready to lead teams in providing excellence in the hospitality industry.
Don't just serve people - work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader in a career with endless possibilities.
When you complete the Certificate IV in Hospitality you'll be able to work as a hospitality supervisor or team leader. Job roles include bar supervisor, food and beverage manager, duty manager and concierge.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work and supervise effectively in the hospitality industry, providing responsible service of alcohol, financial management, and enhanced customer service. You'll also learn how to manage workplace conflict, and comply with workplace health and safety.
Hygienic Food Safety Practices
Discover the essentials in practicing food safety and hygiene
Gain skills and knowledge to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
This unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.
Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)
Skills that will keep people safe.Designed for those working in Hospitality, particularly in food handling and front of house. Learn how to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for you and your customers.
Keep yourself and your customers safe.
In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while providing food to the general public.
You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. Skills can be applied to specific food handling industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, front of house, staff rooms and offices, food stock deliveries and vehicles, equipment storage, and bathrooms and toilets.
As part of this course students will complete:
- Course pre-reading requirements
- 1 day workshop on campus
- Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.
Gain these skills:
- Introduction to Infection Control
- Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
- Breaking the Chain of Infection
- Contamination and Cleaning
- Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting
Introduction to Commercial Cookery Skill Set
Your commercial cookery journey starts here.
This skill set aims to provide you with the introductory skills needed to start working in kitchen operations. Learn the basics that will open doors to roles in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, aged care facilities, schools and more!
This course will cover:
- Clean kitchen premises and equipment.
- Use hygiene practices for food safety.
- Participate in safe work practices.
- Use food preparation equipment.
- Prepare and present simple dishes.
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Serve up the perfect base for your culinary career.Learn the essential food preparation and cookery skills you need to perform under supervision anywhere food is served. If you love taking direction and working with food, this course is for you.
Get your hospitality career started.
After completing this course you'll be able to work in kitchen operations in restaurants, hotels, catering facilities, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops, aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.
You may be in charge of preparing breakfast, fast food, non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, appetisers, salads and hot/cold desserts.
This qualification does not reflect the skills required by commercial cooks (please see the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery(opens in a new tab) ).
Half price fees apply!
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-Apprenticeship)
Get a taste for the commercial cookery industryThis course is perfect for getting your foot into a commercial kitchen. You'll learn the basic skills and knowledge to prepare and cook food.
Start your career in a commercial kitchen.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in such as in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. You'll learn practical food preparation and cookery skills including hygienic and safe work practices, cleaning kitchen and equipment, preparing dishes and correct storage of perishable items.
After completing this course you'll have the skills and knowledge required to begin a commercial cookery or chef apprenticeship.
Certificate III in Patisserie
This qualification reflects the role of pastry chefs who use a wide range of well-developed patisserie talents and understanding of kitchen operations to produce patisserie products. Students will have the unique opportunity to grow or compliment their existing industry experience and gain insight knowledge from specialist trainers.
Students are expected to use discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.
Learn traditional and contemporary skills and recipes, and create beautiful pastries, desserts and cakes. Presenting and decorating.
Please note: Course SIT31016 is currently in transition.
Petits Fours Skill Set
Get creative in baking delicate sweets
Petit Fours are French words meaning "small oven" and refers to them being made in the stored heat of 18th century brick ovens as they slowly cooled down. They're also known as sweetmeats, fancy cakes, bonbons, or confections.
Enroll into this exciting course and learn how to prepare, glaze, ice and decorate a variety of sweet treats. You will work with ingredients such as marzipan, caramel, chocolate and more.
Certificate III in Retail
Sales, service and so much more.Get ahead of the workforce competition. A qualification in retail will provide you with skills that you can take you into any store or organisation that sells any product.
Launch your career in retail today.
With a Certificate III in retail learn how to engage with customers, maintain daily store operations, understand merchandising and deliver on organisational expectations. Once qualified you will have the skills to perform roles such as frontline sales assistant, customer service representative, shop assistant, retail supervisor, team leader and senior sales assistant.
Certificate II in Retail Services
A career where staff are always needed.Working in retail can be as varied as you can imagine. Take the first step towards a career in the retail industry and learn essential skills that will set your apart from the workforce competition.
Would you like to work in the retail sector?
Gain a competitive advantage with a Certificate II in Retail Services. With this qualification you will learn how to merchandise, market, sell, and control stock. It will equip you with skills in customer service, advising customers, theft minimisation and give you an insight into the global world of sales with online shopping.
Certificate II in Tourism
Start a career that can take you anywhere.This course will give you the essential skills required to begin your career in the tourism, business and events industries. From here, the world is your oyster, and your career possibilities are endless.
Start your career in tourism here.
This entry level course will qualify you to work across a number of strong-growth industries such as tourism, business and events.
You will gain the knowledge to undertake routine tasks in using business technology, providing advice on Australian tourism destinations, providing visitor information, and understanding cultural sensitivity. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the tools you need to get ahead.
Upon successful completion you will qualified to become a receptionist in a travel agency, a museum attendant, or office assistant for a tour operator.
Certificate III in Tourism
Give people experiences they’ll never forget.Make a career of giving people the best time of their lives, anywhere in the world. This course will give you skills in tourism sales, service, judgement and much more.
Everyday can be a holiday with a career in the tourism industry.
This qualification will provide you with well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills. You'll be taught about using discretion, judgement and having a sound knowledge of industry operations.
You will have the skills and knowledge to take opportunities to work in the varied tourism industry sectors and for diverse employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, at attractions, cultural and heritage sites and any small tourism businesses requiring multi-skilled employees.
Upon successful completion you'll be able to work under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered or a combination of both.