Hospitality placements in Australia
Develop your skills and boost your CV on a Hospitality placement in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Our hospitality placements in Australia allow participants to experience their chosen fields and fast-track their career in a globalised context, building the international networks and experiences that are foundational for future leaders.
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Your hospitality placement in Australia
Australia is one of the world’s top tourist destinations with attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Sydney Opera House. Australia’s hospitality industry is well established and offers all types of accommodation from simple back-packers hostels to 5 star hotels.
Roles include: Banqueting, Culinary Arts, Events & Catering, Food service & bar, Front Office & Guest services, Restaurant management, Sommelier.
Hospitality placements in Australia are available with global luxury hotel chains, small boutique hotels, backpackers hostels and everything in between according to your preferences, skills and previous experience.
Who can join our Australia hospitality placements?
Hospitality placements in Australia are available to university students, recent graduates and those already working in the hospitality industry. Accepted degrees include:
- Culinary Arts
- Hospitality Management
- Hotel Management
- Tourism Management
We can accept students or graduates of other degrees, such as Business, Languages etc, if you have at least 6 months’ work experience in the hospitality industry and want to gain some international experience to help develop your future career and make your CV stand out.
If you have a different background then please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check your eligibility.
We ensure your training experience in Australia is professionally managed.
You will have a local work supervisor. This is your main daily contact for any queries about the job role you may have. They will ensure your work schedule is prepared, and you will be given your own tasks and responsibilities. They will also give you feedback on your work which should help to develop your career skills.
If you work hard and impress your colleagues you may be offered opportunities you never expected. Participants can also be offered further work opportunities at the end of their placement.
You can either choose to live with a local Australian family or in your own rented apartment.
Some interns like the home comforts and support of a host family, especially while they’re settling into life in Australia. Other people prefer the independence of living in their own apartment or sharing with other interns. We can give advice about both options.
Orientations & Staff support
You will receive an orientation on arrival and ongoing support from our in-country representatives in Sydney.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your hospitality placement in Australia. They will also keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk and give advice and support on Skype, Whatsapp or by email.
If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office or Employability Office when necessary.
Health and safety
Your safety is our first priority.
We complete comprehensive checks before you arrive and if you join as part of your degree, we will help ensure that your university health and safety documents are checked and signed by your Hospitality placement in Australia.
This means your university is able to verify the work placement meets their criteria. We work directly with universities on this.
We also work with a great insurance provider, who offer a comprehensive working holiday travel insurance policy. We will share this information with you to make you feel at ease during your trip.
Prices & what’s included
It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.
We charge a £200 Acceptance Fee to ensure your commitment to the programme and a Placement Fee of £1,600. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable placement.
In addition, you should budget for flights, visa, insurance, accommodation & food. Most students receive a monthly stipend which helps towards the cost of your accommodation & food and it’s fine to do your placement 4 days a week if you want to get a part-time job on the side to earn some extra money 1 or 2 days a week.
If you would like advice on the best flights then we are happy to provide a quote. We will also assist you with your visa application. Some universities provide insurance on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.
Placement Year International arranges and pays for pre-departure support and support and advice throughout your stay in Australia, as well as 24-7 emergency assistance.
We have hospitality placements available at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels.
“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”
Jason Billam - Plymouth University
"Thank you very much for everything, you found the internship I really wanted."
Gabriela Arevalo, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)
“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!”
Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University
"I would really like to thank you for being so involved in finding my internship. It was a great thing to discover your program."
Marko Djukic - Switzerland
“I have always wanted to travel with my work, and experience different cultures and lifestyles. China is now a place with so much to offer due to its phenomenal growth in the last few decades.”
Jason Billam - Plymouth University