Top reasons to choose a career in hospitality

A career in hospitality, tourism, and events is fulfilling because you will have a direct impact in creating positive experiences for people. If you are a people person and have an interest in food, events, tourism, and everything in between – this career may be perfect for you!

The employment opportunities are endless

Join one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia. All hospitality-related occupations are in high demand and are projected to show growth to 2026(external link)*. This sector has been growing steadily due to factors such as the foodie culture especially in Melbourne, population growth, and an increase in consumer demand.

Key hospitality occupations, to name a few, are:

  • cafe and restaurant managers
  • retail managers
  • baristas
  • cafe workers
  • food and beverage attendants
  • bar managers
  • receptionists
  • hotel and motel managers
  • hotel service managers.

Meet new people and have fun

No two days are the same in hospitality. You will come across new people each day and your impeccable services will only brighten up people’s days. Plus, the hospitality industry has employees who are vibrant, passionate and proud of what they do!

Be part of the iconic Melbourne dining and events scene

Fancy working at a VIP/corporate suite at the MCG at the AFL Final, or maybe at the Australian Open? Keen to be part of the thriving Melbourne restaurant scene? It’s more accessible than you think!

VU Polytechnic is connected with leading industry partners and venues such as Delaware North and LUCAS Group. You will benefit from industry exposure such as our career days that will help you build connections and reach closer to your dream career.

Free TAFE training at VU Polytechnic

Kick-start your career with free training at VU Polytechnic. We offer a Free TAFE course in Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30616.

If you’re eligible for this program, you won’t pay any tuition fees for your training (student services and material feels still apply).

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand from Victorian employers.

Room to grow

Not only you develop the technical competencies in food and beverage service and, workplace health and safety, but you will also gain lifelong skills in customer service.

Working in hospitality will allow you to develop yourself professionally and as a person. You will also fine-tune your business skills such as communicating effectively, teamwork and organization skills so that you can be ready to move into leadership roles when the opportunity arises.

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