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.

Our Covid-19 Guarantee gives you reassurance and helps you plan ahead in turbulent times. 

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. 

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Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in Australia

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 info@placement-year.org so we can check your eligibility. 

Professional training

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.

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Apply Now for 2021/22 Find out more

We keep our application process simple to make it fast, secure and easy for you and us.

Accommodation

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.

Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in Australia
Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in Australia

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. 

Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in Australia
Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in Australia

Prices & what’s included

It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.

Please see our main Prices & what’s included page for full information.

Remember we’ll give you advice about the flight prices, airlines and routes and we’ll assist with your visa application.

Some universities provide insurance for overseas placements on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.

Got a Question? Contact us Find out more

We are here to answer your questions. Send us a message or call us on +44 (0)1273 710569.

How do I apply?

It's easy and quick!

Send your CV and Cover Letter to us using our short application form.

Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

Got more questions? Send us a message!

We have hospitality placements available with prestigious global hotel brands and many other businesses. 

Sheraton
Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Marriot
Tonino Lamborghini

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

“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)

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

“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

Jason Billam - Plymouth University
“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

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Notice about placements for 2022 

 

Due to the continued unpredictability over international travel and border restrictions we have taken the decision to stop accepting new inquiries until May 2022, except Australia Virtual internships which continue to be available wherever in the world you live. 

If you want to start a placement or internship from September 2022 onwards, please submit your CV on our Apply Now page and we’ll contact you in May 2022 to discuss options. 

We continue to support all our interns who have already joined us.

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