Grow with us
In Victoria, hotels and pubs, and the wider hospitality and tourism industries, are huge contributors to the economic wellbeing of the state. If our industry is thriving then the rest of the economy benefits.
Tourism industry’s contribution
to Victoria’s Gross State Product (2018/19)
Expenditure up $10.4b
over five years (2015-2019)
Annual visitor spend growth in Victoria
Economic contribution to Victoria -
6.6 per cent per year (2014-2019)
7.8 per cent of employment in Victoria (2018-19)
Estimated another 110,000 jobs required by 2025
The ‘Experience Economy’
Now’s a great time to be considering a career in the hotel and pub industry.
Victoria’s renowned hospitality culture is being driven by innovative and unique product and service offerings located in iconic local pubs. The modern Victorian pub continues to evolve, opening opportunities for creative and unique skills to blossom.
Over 6,800 new hotel rooms are currently under construction across Melbourne, with 2,000 added in 2021. They included many luxury and lifestyle hotel brands, making their ‘debut’ in Melbourne.
This construction blitz represents an 18% increase (approximately) in Melbourne’s existing hotel stock of 36,500 rooms. Regional Victoria has also seen 700 new hotel rooms added in the past three years, with an additional 500 rooms coming online within the next 18 months.
Put simply, we’ve generated a number of new exciting employment opportunities that we need to fill.
Do you have (or are you willing to develop!) the right attitude, skills and experience?
Are you ready to join us?
The future growth and success of our industry is wholly dependent on one thing – YOU! We need people of calibre to enter our industry now and into the future. What awaits is a job with flexibility, variety and purpose. There are a multitude of opportunities for apprenticeships, traineeships and ‘on the job’ training. Find out more about the varied job roles and career paths available and discover your future with hotels and pubs by exploring this site.
Tourism on the rise,
after COVID-19 pandemic
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room for a moment. COVID-19 has shocked the world and the hospitality industry has been one of the most significantly impacted industries for a couple of reasons.
Hospitality relies on tourism and, for the accommodation sector, city hotels particularly are very reliant on the international or interstate traveller. Border closures and restrictions on people movement have severely impacted leisure and business travel. Yes, people will visit their local pub, or have a ‘staycation’ in a hotel, which has lessened the impact slightly but in some form or another, travellers are vital to all parts of the hospitality industry.
It is wonderful to see people deciding to holiday inside Australia more than ever, so there is already a steady recovery of the industry. Many regional areas (typically less reliant on interstate and international guests) are seeing business returning to pre-pandemic levels, particularly on weekends.
As interstate and international borders continue to reopen, travellers have shown an eagerness to resume business and leisure trips which significantly assists the hospitality industry to flourish again.
Of course, Victoria’s tourism offer is incredibly diverse and ever-changing. Reasons to visit our state are many and varied and Melbourne is frequently voted the most popular travel destination within Australia For your young adult, the opportunities are right there to grow and develop as our industry recovers.
Looking to sharpen your skills and knowledge to secure a role in a hotel or pub?
There are a wide range of training providers, offering different hospitality-related study options. Online, face to face, accredited or non-accredited, intensive, full time or part time study modes.
The training you undertake doesn’t necessarily need to result in you being awarded a formal qualification (i.e. a degree), on its completion. A range of short and compliance courses can be very beneficial too.
Click below to learn about training options delivered by our trusted partners.
William Angliss Institute
Specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality & events
Hospitality Training Experts