Hospitality Career Development

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At Exchange Abroad, we have specifically designed Career Development program (CDP) in Hospitality industry. This program specifically targets recent university graduates and young professionals who meet the Australian Research & Training 402 Visa requirements for training in Australia for up to a year, within their major field of study.

The selected CDP participants are positioned at 3 and 5-star hotels and resorts all around Australia in various hospitality job positions which vary from a minimum of 32 hours per week, follow a guided work-based program and pay a salary of $15-20 per hour.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CDP

What are the requirements for the Australia 402 visa?‚Äč

Candidate’s Experience:
The applicant must have 12 months experience of full-time employment in his/her respective occupation that was undertaken 24 months preceding the date of lodging of application with the Department of Immigration.

Candidate’s Educational Background:
The applicant must have a graduate degree in the certain field of training he is applying for i.e. if he/she applied for a hospitality training program, then he/she must have studied either hospitality Management, Culinary or Tourism.

Candidate’s skills regarding English Language:

When it comes to the applicant’s English communication skills, he/she must have either one of the following:

  • May have English as a native language
  • May have evidence that at least 5 continuous years of education at an under-graduate institution i.e. a letter of confirmation of medium of language from the university.
  • May have taken and passed the IELTS test with an average band score of 5 based on the four components. This test should have been taken within the last 3 years.
  • May have taken another equivalent English proficiency test with a score equal to IELTS 5

Is the CDP visa obtainable by all nationalities?

Yes, all citizenships around the world are eligible for the 402 visa.

How long does the CDP visa last?

On the Exchange Abroad program, the placements are for a period of 12 months.

What job placements are available on the CDP 402 Visa?

Exchange Abroad A offers job placements in:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Front Desk Administration
  • Culinary Management

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