The hotel industry is one of the largest employers in SA, with more than 24,000 people employed in the state’s pubs.
Hotels also offer a wide variety of employment opportunities, ranging from bar work, gaming, food preparation and service, cleaning, functions, finance, marketing, public relations and management.
The hotel industry attracts people who are seeking both short and long-term employment, in casual, part-time and full-time roles.
Diversity and the enormous opportunities that are presented make South Australian hotels an extremely attractive place to work. Training forms an important part of the employment process in the hotel industry in SA.
People seeking work are much more likely to find meaningful employment in hotels if they have completed some form of training. The more skills the workforce is equipped with, the better the level of service that will be provided.
The AHA|SA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO - ID Number 40401) and offers mandatory training in Responsible Gaming and Responsibile Service of Alcohol.
The major hospitality training organisation in SA is Hospitality Group Training (HGT). It facilitates the employment, training and development of apprentices and trainees within the hospitality industry and is a joint initiative of the AHA (SA) and the major hospitality union in SA, United Voice (formerly the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU)).