WHERE TO FROM HERE?
I AM CURRENTLY:

AT HIGH SCHOOL

I’m at high school, where to from here?

There are numerous study options available to you, and which one is best, is really an individual choice!

You might consider:

  • A TVET course while you are still in school
  • A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship

After school, you might consider further study at:

  • TAFE – example a Diploma of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
  • University – example a Bachelor of Engineering
  • Private tertiary education institute or colleges – example a Diploma of Engineering

Some entry levels roles in this field include:

  • Shift Engineer
  • Engineering Coordinator
  • Maintenance
  • Electrician, Refrigeration mechanic
STUDYING AT TAFE

I’m currently studying at TAFE, where to from here?

There are numerous options available to you, including:

  • Consider undertaking an internship while you complete your studies
  • Register for graduate programs
  • Directly contact hotels of choice
  • Research hotel company career websites
  • Register with LinkedIn to establish a profile, start developing a professional network and search for jobs
  • Register with and research on line job boards eg. SEEK and CareerOne
  • Check your social media profiles, are they professional and respectful?

Some entry levels roles in this field include:

  • Shift Engineer
  • Engineering Coordinator
  • Maintenance
  • Electrician, Refrigeration mechanic
STUDYING AT UNIVERSITY

I’m currently studying at uni, where to from here?

There are numerous options available to you, including:

  • Consider undertaking an internship while you complete your studies
  • Register for graduate programs
  • Directly contact hotels of choice
  • Research hotel company career websites
  • Register with LinkedIn to establish a profile, start developing a professional network and search for jobs
  • Register with and research online job boards eg, SEEK and CareerOne
  • Check your social media profiles, are they professional and respectful?

Some entry levels roles in this field include:

  • Shift Engineer
  • Engineering Coordinator
  • Maintenance
  • Electrician, Refrigeration mechanic
A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

You’ve completed your tertiary education (for now!) and are currently working in the Engineering and Maintenance field but you want to get into Engineering and Maintenance in the hotel industry, what is the best way to do this?

  • Directly contact hotels of choice
  • Research hotel company career websites
  • Register with LinkedIn to establish a profile, start developing a professional network and search for jobs
  • Register with and research on line job boards eg, SEEK and CareerOne
  • Check your social media profiles, are they professional and respectful?
  • Professional training or further study at TAFE or other private registered tertiary education provider
LOOKING TO RETRAIN

I’m looking to retrain, where to from here?

You will need to study, and the good news is, any study you’ve already undertaken and any professional experience you already have may expedite any course of study you choose.

There are numerous study options available to you, which one is best, is really an individual choice!

  • TAFE – example a Diploma of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
  • University – example of Bachelor of Engineering
  • Private tertiary education institute or colleges – example a Diploma of Engineering

While you undertake your further education, consider undertaking an internship and joining professional networking websites such as LinkedIn to connect with others in Engineering and Maintenance within the hotel industry.

As you’ve already gained some professional experience, following the completion of your study, you may be able to leapfrog the entry level roles!