Hospitality workers, rejoice! The travel and tourism sector is thriving in Australia and the days of the Global Financial Crisis look like they are finally behind us. 2014 recorded strong growth yet again in both domestic travel and the numbers of international visitors to the continent.
In fact, TripAdvisor’s recent TripBarometer study indicates that Australia not only remains one of the top dream destinations for many international travellers in 2015, but Aussies themselves are opting to travel local because it’s more affordable.
The sooner than expected depreciation of the Australian dollar along with historically low interest rates spell good news overall for the tourism industry. Employment in Accommodation and Food Services is expected to increase by 13.9% over the five years to 2019, according to the Department of Employment’s latest projections. The latest report released by Deloitte Access Economics also reveals that the tourism and hotel market looks very promising for Australia in 2015 and beyond. Domestic trips grew by over 5% last year, along with a 6.7% increase in overnight stays up to September, which picked up to a record-breaking pace not witnessed in 20 years. Similarly, international arrivals increased by 8.2%, the fastest increase on record over the past decade.
Tourism Australia’s Managing Director, John O’Sullivan announced at the end of 2014 that tourism is the largest services export sector in Australia, totalling a worth of over $101 billion and employing more than one million people nationwide.
In-Demand Job Titles for 2015 – Get Qualified Through RPL
Are you a manager, chef, waiter or kitchen hand? If so, your industry skills will be in the highest demand not only this year, but for the foreseeable future as well, says CEO John Hart of Restaurant and Catering Australia (R&CA).
Are you being served? If you want to move your resume to the top of the pile, get a raise or secure a higher paid position in the industry, make 2015 a time to serve yourself by enhancing your long-term career prospects and gaining some official recognition for your hard earned skills and work experience.
Did you know that you can get qualified in a matter of weeks through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), rather than wasting hours studying in a classroom? For anyone looking to significantly expand their employment and salary horizons, RPL is a winning solution!
Calling all Managers and Chefs, if you’re feeling undervalued, underpaid or simply wish to change jobs, consider the Diploma of Hospitality or Advanced Diploma of Hospitality, depending on your experience-level.
Whatever your flavour, if you’re a Commercial Cook, Chef de Partie or Chef Patissier, check out the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and Certificate IV in Patisserie for a taste of your qualification options.
Working as a Breakfast Cook, Catering Assistant or Kitchen Hand? Prepare your career at record speed with a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.
RPL is a simple assessment endorsed by the Australian government that is becoming an envious choice for those who opted for an education before experience career path. Why? Because if you qualify for RPL, there is no classroom study, no tuition fees, no need to take time off work and no need to wait months to get qualified. RPL examines your industry skills and working background and if you already have what it takes, an accredited qualification is yours within just a few weeks. Not only that, it will cost you a fraction of the normal course asking price. So what are you waiting for? Take a free skills review online today to determine your eligibility for one or more nationally recognised qualifications and get the recognition you deserve!