All the Facts for Backpackers!​

All the Facts for Backpackers!​

Coming to Australia and want to work in hospitality? Here’s what you need to know.  

For those looking to fund their travels by working in hospitality, this guide offers valuable tips to navigate the Australian job market. From crafting an impressive resume to understanding the unique work culture, these insights will help you secure a position and make the most of your backpacking experience in the “Land Down Under”. 

Create an Aussie-Style Resume 

When applying for hospitality jobs in Australia, tailor your resume to the local standards. Highlight your relevant skills and experience in a concise and easy-to-read format. Include any certifications or training related to the hospitality industry, such as Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) or Food Handling certificates issued from an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – we’ll talk more about this shortly!  

Budgeting and Accommodation 

Australia can be expensive, so it’s crucial to budget wisely. Consider shared accommodations, such as hostels or shared houses, to save on living costs. Many hostels also offer job placement services for backpackers, so take advantage of these resources. 

Embarking on a backpacking journey through Australia while working in hospitality can be a rewarding experience. By following these tips, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the job market, make lasting connections, and immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Land Down Under.  

If you’re looking to work in hospitality in Australia, don’t forget to complete your training! There are certain courses that must be completed in Australia before you can work in places that serve alcohol (for example). Get your Responsible Service of Alcohol (also known as an RSA) for alcohol service and Food Handling cert for restaurants. Pro tip: Sort these out before job hunting to boost your chances! 

Planning your Aussie adventure? Research job markets in Sydney, Melbourne, and Gold Coast. Check out Seek and Gumtree for job ads! 

Check your visa! Ensure it allows work and understand any conditions. Working Holiday Visa 417 or Work and Holiday Visa 462 are your go-to options for up to 12 months of work and travel! 

Beyond bartending and waiting tables! Explore diverse roles in hospitality – reception, housekeeping, kitchen staff. Versatility is your best friend when it comes to job hunting!

Budget wisely, mate! Australia can be pricey, so consider shared accommodations like hostels. They often offer job placement services, helping you save and make those Aussie dollars last longer!

Pack your bags, follow these tips, and get set for an adventure filled with travel and unforgettable memories!