Career pathways after studying hospitality management in Brisbane or Melbourne

hospitality management Brisbane & Melbourne

Perhaps you dream of putting up your very own coffee shop, restaurant or BnB. Maybe you’re looking for an opportunity to climb the leadership ladder in the industry you love.

Either way, studying hospitality management can take you to positions and places that you always dreamed of!

And thanks to consistent growth in tourism and hospitality industries in Australia, there are also plenty of opportunities for advancement in it for you!

What kinds of careers await you upon completion of our hospitality management courses in Brisbane or Melbourne?

Executive Chef

If you aim to find work managing the kitchen in a 5-star cruise or hotel, or even open your very own restaurant, the position of Executive Chef might be just what you’re looking for!

As executive chef, you’re the head honcho. Despite the word “chef” taking up half the title, this role entails more than cooking – you’ll also be overseeing and managing the restaurant.

In particular, you may be involved in:

  • Overseeing inventory and deliveries
  • Creating recipes and determining the menu
  • Coordinating multiple cooks and chefs
  • Budgeting and reporting

Training to become an executive chef requires learning about administrative and management skills in conjunction with nutrition, food production, food safety, and a deep understanding of the culinary arts.

While a passion for food is important, it’s not the only thing you’ll need to succeed as head chef.

Luckily for you, our hospitality management courses in Brisbane and Melbourne offer just that!

Click here to learn more about our Diploma of Hospitality Management (commercial cookery stream).

Pastry Chef

Are you the kind of person who looks at the dessert menu first at a restaurant?

Cakes, pastries, sweets – you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t get excited thinking about bakery goods!

And we can all thank bakery managers for that.

Does your love for desserts extend to making them as well? Eager to turn your passion into an enjoyable and prosperous career?

If so, the role of pastry chef might be just the direction for you.

As a pastry chef, you’ll be in charge of making all manner of desserts and sweets.

Working either as part of a larger kitchen team or as an independent baker, you’ll be in charge of:

  • Baking
  • Ordering supplies
  • Decorating
  • Mixing ingredients
  • Judging temperature and humidity

While a patisserie course can set you in the right direction, if you want to be the one calling the shots in the desserts department, further education and training in the administrative side of things are a must.

Click here to learn more about our Diploma of Hospitality Management (patisserie stream).

General hotel manager

Are you striving for an exciting an ever-changing job role?

Think of hotel manager as the ultimate in hospitality management.

You won’t just be looking after one area of responsibility – you’ll be in charge of running and administering everything that goes on.

And for larger hotels, that can mean a lot of work and responsibilities!

Strong managerial and leadership skills are needed to hold a position as a general hotel manager.

You’ll need them if you’re going to be responsible for:

  • Managing hotel staff
  • Implementing hotel regulations
  • Hotel administration
  • Marketing
  • Housekeeping

In addition to that, hotel managers need to stay on top of a whole host of legal obligations and requirements.

That includes OH&S regulations, food safety laws, employment law… the list goes on!

All of this usually entails a learning curve – one that studying hospitality management in Brisbane or Melbourne can help you not only overcome, but conquer!

Event Manager

Huge events like conferences, conventions and weddings don’t just happen – a lot of work goes on behind the scenes, making sure these events go off without a hitch.

All of that falls on the shoulders of event managers.

Organising and hosting events is a big job. To succeed as an event manager, you’ll need to be an administration and management superstar!

Hospitality management training can help get started as an event manager.

During your course, you’ll learn important management strategies and administration skills you’ll need to cope with all the work that usually accompanies event management roles.

Click here to learn more about our Diploma of Hospitality Management (operations stream).

Enroll in Academia’s hospitality management courses in Brisbane and Melbourne

Are you preparing for a future career in hospitality management?

Whether you are looking for a managerial career in food service or eager to take on a role in the administrative side of hospitality, the right qualification is a must!

Luckily for you, Academia offers a range of hospitality management courses in Brisbane and Melbourne that will propel you into a career you’ve dreamed of!

Our hospitality management courses are split into three streams:

  • Commercial cookery
  • Patisserie
  • Operations

Each one focuses on a particular facet of hospitality management, preparing you for management roles in that specific field.

For example, the commercial cookery stream combines hospitality management training with practical workshops set in kitchens. Additionally, you’ll also complete a mandatory 10-week placement with one of our affiliated commercial kitchens across many of Melbourne’s and Brisbane’s best hotels.

And if you want to take your career even further, you can enrol in an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT60316).

You’ll be trained by highly-experienced instructors in the finer details of your stream of hospitality, while also learning the ins-and-outs of administration and management from experienced business management instructors.

Do you want to learn more about our hospitality management courses? Contact Academia today, and we will be glad to assist you!