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This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.


Possible job titles include: banquet or function manager, bar manager, café manager, chef de cuisinem chef patissier, club manager, executive housekeeper, front office manager, gaming manager, kitchen manager, motel manager, restaurant manager, sous chef, unit manager catering operations.


Diploma of Hospitality.

Course Delivery

Classroom based delivery 3 days per week.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Hiring Season

The Hospitality Internship Program is a paid program offered to highly skilled candidates that are completing or have completed hospitality studies and have relevant hospitality experience. Positions are available in Food and Beverage, Front Office and Cookery.


• Tailored training related to your skills and academic background

• 6 months, 9 months or 12 month positions, full time

• PAID – Australian Award Wage: minimum $18.93 per hour

• Positions available in luxury hotels and resorts all over Australia

• Start every Monday (pending lead time)

• 407 Training Visa Sponsorship – pending eligibility

• Flexibility with location is required

• Academic credit may be obtained if required

• Fields: Front Office, Food and Beverage, and Food Production (Culinary)

Please download the Australian Hospitality Overview for a better understanding of the locations and peak hiring seasons.


Internationalize your resume

Gain valuable experience in your academic field

Obtain credit for your existing studies

Develop workplace English skills

Form alliances with international companies

Gain recognition within your profession

Improve your career options

Develop an appreciation of the Australian work ethic and labour procedures


Food & Beverage and Front Office

– Age: between 18 – 30

– Graduates: Completed a full time Hospitality management tertiary course (minimum Diploma level)

– Minimum Study Requirement: Minimum 12 months full time study related to Hospitality obtained in the last 24 months at the time of visa lodgement.

– Work Experience: Minimum 6 months full time (or 12 months part time) in the selected internship department

– Internship Field: Studies and experience must be related to the nominated internship department 

– Preference: Currently working in the selected internship department

– Flexible: Willing to work in any Australian city, including rural and remote locations

– English: Upper intermediate – advanced English language skills 

Food Production

– Age: between 18 – 30

– Students: Completed a full time Hospitality management/ Culinary Arts tertiary course (minimum Diploma level)

– Graduates: A recent graduate (of a full time Hospitality or Culinary management tertiary course)

– Minimum Work/Study Requirement: Minimum 12 months full time work and/or study related to the nominated internship department obtained in the past 24 months at the time of visa lodgement

– Work Experience: Minimum 6 months full time (or 12 months part time) in the selected internship department

– Internship Field: Studies and experience must be related to the nominated internship department 

Preference: Currently working in the selected internship department

– Flexible: Willing to work in any Australian city, including rural and remote locations

– English: Upper intermediate – advanced English language skills 


Interns have the flexibility of choosing their preferred start dates (see below for lead times):

– 6-8 months for 407 Training Visa candidates

– 3-5 months lead time for candidates with proof of suitable working visas (e.g. Working Holiday Visa)

This can be flexible if you are applying for an existing vacancy. To view currently available internship positions please go to Current Vacancies.


Special Offer for Working Holiday Makers* – AU$500 discount on our Program fees.

*Please note that this Special Offer is only available for 417 Working Holiday Visa holders and U.S. citizen on a 462 Work & Holiday Visa. For our full price list please contact us.

Application Fee is non-refundable.


Internships are arranged on a full time basis with interns completing a minimum of 30 hours per week. Australian Award Wage paid training positions – Minimum $18.93 per hour. This wage may vary depending on the Host Organisation and internship hours.

Non-residents of Australia may be able to lodge an Australian Tax return, before they leave the country. Australian Internships has joined forces with the global tax refund leader to help candidates get their Australian tax back hassle-free. is simple to use, all you have to do is register online with and the friendly staff will get in touch with you.

You may be able to get back part of the money you have invested in our programs in the form of a tax reimbursement. The average income tax refund that customers get is AU$2,600!

Questions? E-mail or request a call back here.


All interns who opt for the Hospitality Internship Program must present a copy of their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate or complete the online RSA course, prior to commencing their internship in Australia. For additional information on the RSA please refer to the “Services” section of the website.


  1. Enquiry and Assessment:
    Complete the online form and submit initial documentation to find out whether you are eligible for the program.
  2. Application & Processing:
    Eligible candidates will be requested to complete and return the application form along with the supporting documents and application fee. You will then provide us an application video after which Australian Internships will negotiate your internship details.
  3. Confirmation & Payment
    Australian Internships will arrange an interview for you with the Host Organisation after which the internship will be confirmed through a formal Training Agreement. Any outstanding fees to be paid.
  4. Visa & Travel Arrangements
    Australian Internships to negotiate with The Department of Home Affairs regarding visa processing for you. Or, you can make alternative arrangements (e.g. Working Holiday Visa). You are to confirm with Australian Internships your arrival details.
  5. Program Participation
    Congratulations! You are about to embark on an incredible journey. You will have an orientation when you arrive in Australia. Once you begin your internship we will be asking for your continued feedback and continue to provide you with support.

*Additional programs are available. Please contact our friendly staff to receive more information about how we can customize a program just for you!

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