Careers in Accommodation and Food Services


This industry employs around 7% of Australia's workforce and provides good entry-level jobs. In Brimbank, the industry employs 4,569 people or 5.3% of local jobs. The industry covers Food and Beverage Services which employs the highest number of people and Accommodation. Source

Most jobs are in hotels, motels, cafes, restaurants, take-away shops, bars and pubs. Part-time employment is common, making it an attractive option for young people who want to combine work and study. Source

Nationally, trends for the Accommodation and Food industry are as follows:

Very strong growth in:

  • Chefs - average weekly income $1,250 before tax
  • Waiters - average weekly income $975 before tax

Strong growth in:

  • Bar Attendants and Baristas - average weekly income $1,154 before tax
  • Café and Restaurant Managers - average weekly income $1,346 before tax
  • Café Workers - average weekly income $1,030 before tax
  • Cooks - average weekly income $1,068 before tax
  • Fast Food Cooks - average weekly income $927 before tax
  • Housekeepers - average weekly income $878 before tax
  • Kitchenhands - average weekly income $1,000 before tax

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