Paid Hospitality Internship Program in Australia


CICD’s Paid Hospitality Internship Program in Australia provides highly skilled candidates with the opportunity to live and work in Australia for an extended period of time. Gain international work experience while exploring the beaches, mountains, rain forests, and cities that make Australia one of the most beautifully diverse countries in the world!

Program Details:

Program Start Dates: 2018-2019: year-round
Location: All cities, Australia
Duration: 6, 9, 12 months
Compensation: AUD $16.00-$19.00 per hour (~USD $13.00-$15.00)
Program Fee: From USD $1,750.00
Typical Application Process: 6-8 months

Program Details

CICD’s Paid Hospitality Internship Program in Australia provides highly skilled candidates with the opportunity to live and work in Australia for an extended period of time. Gain international work experience while exploring the beaches, mountains, rain forests, and cities that make Australia one of the most beautifully diverse countries in the world!

Advantages of completing a Hospitality internship in Australia:

  • Improve your resume with targeted professional experience
  • Gain valuable international work experience
  • Obtain University credit
  • Network with international companies
  • Live in Australia!!

This long-term internship program is designed for students who are completing (or have completed) hospitality/culinary studies and have relevant hospitality experience. Participants will be offered 6-, 9-, or 12-month internship positions with reputable Australian businesses and can expect to receive training within their field of study. Positions are available in food production (savory culinary arts – no baking or pastry positions available), food and beverage, housekeeping, or front office depending on experience and availability.

Internships are paid hourly positions. Interns will receive between AUD $16.00 and AUD$19.00 minimum (USD $13.00-$15.00) and can expect to work at least 30 hours per week. Positions are available within leading hotels, resorts, and renowned restaurants throughout Australia. Participants must be flexible in regard to their internship placement and location.

During the internship program, students may be housed with host families or in student residences near their internship placement. CICD’s Australian partner can help organize housing, but housing and food costs are the student’s responsibility. In some cases, meals may be offered by the internship placement while students are on-duty. In remote areas, host company placements may offer housing.

Throughout the enrollment process and internship program, participants will receive support from a CICD coordinator and CICD’s Australian partner. CICD can provide visa assistance, however the associated visa costs are the participant’s responsibility. Upon arrival in Australia, participants will be offered an orientation session. They will also be invited to monthly intern social gatherings in Brisbane and Sydney during their programs and be issued a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing their programs and CICD final evaluation.

Program Cost: The Working Holiday visa is valid for a total duration of 12 months for Food and Beverage or Housekeeping department placements only (work is restricted 6 months maximum) and starts at $1,750. The 6-9-12-month programs for other placements cost $3,450, $3,945 and $4,465 respectively.

Program Eligibility

  • Age 18-30 (older candidates allowed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Minimum 12 months of tertiary education in hospitality/culinary arts
  • Minimum 6 months of full-time work experience in selected department
  • Be currently enrolled in a tertiary course, or
  • Be a recent graduate within 18 months of degree completion
  • Upper intermediate to advanced English language skills
  • All nationalities may apply

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