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Graduates of hospitality courses may seek employment in a wide variety of operational, management and team member roles in a range of restaurant, venue and hotel settings, which means your day-to-day responsibilities will vary. However, your work will likely include tasks such as:
Roles you may choose to take on after completing a course in hospitality include:
You’ll thrive working in hospitality if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts moderate growth in job opportunities for hospitality managers over the next decade, predicting the profession will grow to employ approximately 1,000 more people by 2020. Employment opportunities in the profession have grown steadily for the past decade.
Currently employing approximately 25,500 people, the hospitality industry is considered large, and roles are available in most areas of Australia. Job Outlook notes that a significant proportion of hospitality workers work in Queensland, with around one in three workers employed in the state, which employs approximately one fifth of the country’s workforce.
According to PayScale, a hospitality manager can expect to earn a salary between $41,000 and $75,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $53,000. PayScale notes that earning capacity rises with experience and reports that approximately 40 per cent of hospitality managers have more than 10 years of experience in the industry, indicating many employees choose to build a career in hospitality. A hospitality manager with 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average salary of approximately $59,000 per year.