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Grow Your Own Staff

Are you looking for a long-term solution for procuring skilled, reliable, and local staff? Why not grow your own?

ICAE traineeships and apprenticeships are a great way of attracting new staff and retaining existing staff who are genuinely interested in a career in hospitality. Traineeships and apprenticeships are available for F&B Attendants, Accommodation Receptionists, Baristas, Bar Attendants, Housekeepers, Chefs, Cooks and Kitchen Hands. Find out more here.



Free training (includes Food Safety, RSA and Responsible Gaming where appropriate) resulting in Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Local residents (internationals not eligible)

Create your own pipeline of dedicated long-term staff

Receive tax-free incentives for each trainee (up to $4,000 each)

No payroll tax payable on trainee/apprentice wages

Minimal off-site training (4 hrs per week)

Recognition of Prior Learning for experienced staff (new and existing staff are eligible)

New or existing Part-time, Full-time, or School-based* (attending school and working one or two days per week) staff

*School-based apprentices and trainees (SBaTs) are an excellent way of procuring loyal, long-term staff who can work up to two/three days per week throughout the school term, on weekends, and throughout school holidays. SBaTs tend to be very reliable and committed staff members, who often go on to work permanently at the venue after finishing school. Their hospitality training (front or back of house) contributes to their NTCE.

So if you are looking for committed local hospitality staff and/or wish to provide existing staff with formal recognition of their qualifications, contact Mark Erasmus at ICAE on 8941 5959, or 0421 619104, or mark.erasmus@icae.edu.au, to see how we can help you Grow Your Own.