There are many training options that will help provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to turn your job into a career. Work and study courses and subsidised training in hospitality and tourism helps improve your job applications. Financial support is available from government programs while you study and work on a casual basis.
Work and study
- Intensive Cooking Apprenticeship Pathway: TAFE Queensland is providing Certificate III in Commercial Cookery free of fees. Students can complete their cookery apprenticeship course in two years while working in the kitchen. Find here.
- Youth allowance: People 24 or younger who are studying can be eligible for financial assistance. Payments depend on factors including work and living arrangements. Find here.
- Austudy: People aged 25 or older and studying full time can be eligible for financial assistance. Payments depend on factors including work and living arrangements. Find here.
Free and subsidised training
- JobTrainer Fund: Access free or low-fee training for skills and training that will help you get a job. Find here.
- Free TAFE for under 25s: TAFE courses in hospitality and Tourism for people under 25 can be accessed to improve employability. Find here.
- Higher Level Skills: Complete a certificate IV or higher in a tourism or hospitality field. Selected courses are subsidised. Find here.
- Queensland Hotels Association training (non-funded): QHA provides courses for mandatory hospitality qualifications including Responsible Serving of Alcohol and Gambling licenses. Find here.
- Free apprenticeships for under 25s: Take part in an apprenticeship with selected providers in hospitality and cookery and have the training cost covered. Find here.