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.  

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Tourism industry’s contribution
to Victoria’s Gross State Product (2018/19)

Expenditure up $10.4b
over five years (2015-2019)

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Annual visitor spend growth in Victoria

Economic contribution to Victoria -
6.6 per cent per year (2014-2019)

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7.8 per cent of employment in Victoria (2018-19)

Estimated another 110,000 jobs required by 2025

Photo courtesy of Visit Victoria; Photographer: Rob Blackburn

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.

Trusted educators

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


About William Angliss Institute

Established in 1940, William Angliss Institute is the specialist training provider for the foods, tourism, hospitality and events industries. Offering short courses, certificates, diplomas, bachelor and master degrees, the Institute also conducts compliance and industry training with flexible learning solutions and training delivery options to suit the needs of organisations across Australia. This includes accredited traineeships and apprenticeships.

If you’re thinking of further study, we have a comprehensive pathways program to assist with your progression from certificate to diploma to degree in all our specialisations.

The Institute is renowned for delivering industry-leading hotel management training programs – including the Angliss International Hotel School and Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management programs – preparing its graduates for the challenges and opportunities that await in the hospitality industry.


Hospitality Training Experts


AVTES is an industry leading provider of training and business services to the hospitality industry.

Working with Victorian hospitality businesses since 1997, we have been helping hospitality businesses and their staff to;

  • achieve their business and career goals
  • increase skills and knowledge leading to better performance
  • build dream teams of confident and happy staff

We offer accredited courses, from Certificate III level courses for entry level staff up to the Advanced Diploma for senior management. As well as a range of accredited Short Courses to meet legislative requirements and build COVID confidence such as Food Hygiene, RSA, Food Safety Supervisor and Infection Control (Food Handling).

As a registered training organisation with current Government Funding contracts we can assist you to access Victorian and Commonwealth Government funded training.

We love the apprenticeships and traineeship model and believe that it can be a secret weapon for hospitality businesses. We are the largest private training provider of the Apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery and are the only provider to offer it fully on-the-job.

The Hotel School


A degree, a career, a future

The Hotel School was founded in 1989 as an integral part of InterContinental Sydney with the vision of creating Australia’s best talent in Hospitality. For over 30 years, it has been operating The Hotel School has perfected education to prepare graduates to deliver World Class Hospitality.

This means students are prepared to live and work in a demanding and challenging globalised environment. The Hotel School is a unique educational partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia, a major player in the hospitality industry. The university courses offered at The Hotel School focus on hotel operational skills, marketing, events, management practice in the tourism and hospitality industry and the skills needed for continued learning in a changing global business environment.