What does an Accommodation worker do?

Facilities upkeep and management at Hotels, motels, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, camp grounds accommodation.

What do I need to be good at?
  • Working in a team
  • Relating well to the customer
  • Patience and kindness
  • Working quickly and well under pressure
  • Creative responses to consumer/market demands
  • Following directions
  • Work related literacy and numeracy
How much do I get paid?

The average salary for an Accommodation worker is $54,000 which can vary depending on role, experience and training.

How do I get trained?

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At school by…

Doing year nine work experience with an employer in regional Accommodation careers.

Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate II in Hospitality or Tourism. If you secure a school-based traineeship with a local employer, you can complete your year 12 and spend one or two days a week on the job. You could graduate with year 12, a Certificate 11 in hospitality, and the equivalent of up to one year of your apprenticeship completed.

At TAFE or other registered training organisation by

Completing a six-month Full time Certificate III Hospitality or Tourism course. You don’t need an ATAR, but you will need a year 11 completion.

Completing a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma Hospitality or Tourism Course. This will take two to three years.

On the job

Look for a school-based apprenticeship or full-time apprenticeship with an individual employer or a local apprenticeship provider – they’re listed on Australian Apprenticeships.

How do I get experience?

Undertake work experience opportunities in Hospitality accommodation and Tourism, from the GRVEC site, or ask your careers teacher or VET or VCAL coordinator. You can also ask an Eat, Stay, Tour careers employer for a voluntary work opportunity.

Undertake a short hospitality or tourism course at TAFE or another training provider, to prepare you for the many part time work opportunities in Accommodation careers.

Keep an eye on the Gippsland Volunteering website for other volunteering opportunities.

What does this job lead to?

Fully qualified and experienced accommodation workers can go on to become business owners and operators. Further training can lead to specialisation in:

  • Hotel, motel and resort management
  • Camp grounds management