MFW Mid North Coast Industry Blueprint:

Accommodation & food

Accommodation and food is is a great industry to be in - it can be busy all year round on the Mid North Coast and there is great industry growth projected for the next 5 years.
$46,800
Annual Median Salary
40%
of workers are full time
54%
of workforce is female (46% is male)
44
average (full time) weekly hours
Entry Level

Skills

Active LearningActive ListeningEquipment SelectionOperation and ControlService OrientationSocial Perceptiveness

Jobs

Flight AttendantBar AttendantCharter and Tour Bus DriverCommercial CleanerCookGaming WorkerKitchenhandLaundry Worker (General)Doorperson or Luggage PorterRecreation Officer \ Recreation CoordinatorWaiter

Qualifications

  • Completion of Year 10
  • Certificate I or II
  • May include an Australian Apprenticeship
  • 60% of the workforce has no post-school qualification or another qualification
Vocational qualifications and trades

Skills

Complex Problem SolvingCoordinationCritical ThinkingEquipment MaintenanceEquipment SelectionJudgment and Decision MakingOperation and ControlService OrientationSocial PerceptivenessTime Management

Jobs

ChefConference and Event OrganiserFlight AttendantGallery or Museum GuideTour GuideTourist Information OfficerTravel ConsultantTravel Attendants nec

Qualifications

  • Certificate III through to Advanced Diploma
  • May include an Australian Apprenticeship
  • Study usually undertaken at TAFE or Registered Training Organisation
  • Some universities offer study at this level
  • 25% of the workforce has a Certificate III qualification or higher
Degree qualified & managerial

Skills

Complex Problem SolvingCritical ThinkingInstructingJudgment and Decision MakingManagement of Financial ResourcesManagement of Personnel ResourcesMonitoringNegotiationOperations AnalysisQuality Control AnalysisSpeakingTime Management

Jobs

Hotel or Motel ManagerLicensed Club ManagerTravel Agency ManagerTourist Information Officer

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Study usually undertaken at university
  • 15% of the workforce has a Bachelor degree or higher qualification
Industry Prospects
Employment opportunities are projected to are projected to maintain current levels for accommodation and food and beverage services
Did you know?
  • Accommodation and food services accounts for 7% of Australia’s workforce
  • Food and beverage services is by far the major employer – with one in four workers a waiter or kitchen hand