When you study hospitality at Kenvale College, you'll be able to access a whole range of career opportunities
Watch our students bringing their careers to life in our 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
1. You're more likely (in fact, 100 per cent likely!) to be employed when you graduate
We're very proud to have a 100 per cent employment success rate. When you study a hospitality management course at Kenvale College, you'll benefit from our incredible range of industry connections, from world-class event venues to five-star hotels and prestigious sporting clubs. You'll be employed throughout your studies, gaining valuable experience that will allow you to dive right in once you graduate.
All Kenvale College's
lecturers and teachers are industry experts.
2. The old adage "those who can't do, teach" doesn't apply here
All Kenvale College's lecturers and teachers are industry experts. From executive chefs to successful business owners, these are people who are right up there in their field, and are passing on their knowledge to students. You can be confident you're learning from the best.
3. You'll start your career in the industry on day one
With our combined work and study approach, students attend classes two days a week and engage in paid work for the rest of the week. You'll also get the opportunity to work at Kenvale events like Kenvale Restaurant, graduation ceremonies and much more - putting the skills you've learned into practice.
A full time industry liaison team helping you get into the workforce the right way.
Your career in Hospitality is just a few steps away
1. Meet our industry liaison team
2. Let’s assess your skill set to match you with a career and employment
3. Let’s see where you can be employed in hotels, restaurants, clubs and more through our partners
Why this is so important, what you need to get there and where it needs to take you...
Tools to think about needed to succeed in your future career.
We have an Industry Liasion Team that will
Provide support and guidance in deciding your career path
Help with interview and resume writing skills
Keep you in the loop of relevant job and experience opportunities
Practical Experience - In addition to the work component our students are involved in all stages of experiential and real life events for the college
These events include pop-up restaurants, graduation ceremonies, open days & Wine Tasting Festivals.
Real Guests, Real patrons, Real employers, observing real industry representatives.
"The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney and Kenvale College's industry placement program develops a strong link between theory and practical knowledge. It successfully nurtures hospitality professionals who are competent and confident on delivering 5 star service and exceeding guests' expectations."
— Peter Tudehope, General Manager, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
How does industry Employment work?
Meet with our Industry Liaison Department
We believe in finding the best fit between an industry partner and one of our students. To ensure this, a team member from our Industry Liaison Department will meet with each student to ascertain their interests, experience and career aspirations.
From here, they will work with and help them secure employment. Our aim is to gradually improve a student's employability skills while increasing their exposure to the industry.
Work out your availability
Students can work in a part-time or in a casual role with one of our Industry Partners. We work with a broad range of companies from restaurants and hotels, to event venues and catering companies.
Get ready to go to work!
It's important for prospective students to understand that their placement is a real job. With hard work, dedication and a willingness to learn, your employer may present you with greater opportunities.
Students will most likely be offered an entry level position in their first year. If they would like, students are also able to organise their own casual or permanent part-time employment to complete their industry placement hours.
Served on a platter to you, by Kenvale and the program it's created over 50 years.
What are some Career pathways and options available to me?
There are a lot of different career options in hospitality. There are front-of-house jobs where you can be customer facing, like being a waiter/waitress, host, hotel general manager, receptionist, door person, concierge and more. There are also behind-the-scenes jobs where you’re more involved in the background operations that keep everything running smoothly. This includes being a sous chef, line cook, kitchen manager, and expeditor. The great thing about studying anything in hospitality is that you will always have transferable skills, which will make you valuable in so many different areas.
Example of some Career Pathways
- Area Manager or Operations Manager
- Executive Sous Chef
- Cafe Owner or Manager
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Club Secretary or Manager
- Head Chef
- Executive Chef
- Hotel Manager
- Executive Housekeeper
- Rooms Division Manager
- Restaurant Manager
Get your first break into the Hospitality industry
Getting your first break into the hospitality industry is a pivotal aspect for those who are ardent about pursuing this career path. The hospitality industry is one of diverse avenues ranging from an event planner, restaurant owner, chef and many, many more!
Australia's hospitality industry is experiencing a skills shortage at the moment, particularly when it comes to more senior positions. The food and beverage industry is growing more competitive, Ferrier Hodgson research has pointed out. This means operators need to increasingly find ways to stand out from competitors. One way they can do this is hiring staff with the business skills to help enhance their offerings and help them succeed.
A vocational education and training (VET) event management qualification incorporates paid work experience into your study, allowing you to earn money while you study. This work-integrated learning structure makes VET qualifications extremely attractive for careers-focused high school leavers, as it means they can gain a wage and experience straight away.
"We believe that by working with integrity and passion we can shape our students to become better people in society."
— Michael Ghazi, Industry Liaison and Fundraising Manager