Good News Stories


The Association reached out by phone to local providers and with information regarding our program, as this is the first time we have run a program in this region. Simon at Workways Cairns was extremely helpful by sending through referrals, taking jobseekers shopping for the required clothes and providing as much assistance as was required. He also provided names and numbers of other providers that may be able to assist in areas where he could not. Simon also supplied us with an additional funding option that is available to all of our employer base in regional Queensland.

A picture of the group on day one of training.  All turned up on time and were dressed professionally to start their learning journey. Cairns 30/9/2020


“I've gained so much more confidence, happiness, structure and the best thing is it's made me doubt myself a whole lot less as a person because I knew, I was given a chance and proved myself and I owe that all to you.”

Ba See:

“The Accomodation Association, through it's support and training program, gave me the chance to prove myself to the Mantra Group. I wouldn’t have had that opportunity without this program and I would like to thank the Academy, Mantra Group and Chef Patil for all their support,” said Ba.

Tian Brahim:

“My experience through this program has always been truthful, practical and realistic. From the moment I walked into the information session, it was made clear about what the expectations were of us while completing the course. A lot of what I learned and was told I have applied to my experiences at my workplace. Not only can I apply what I learned in just the hospitality industry but a lot of other workplaces that require the duties to be done.

I have been out of work almost a year now and have had not much luck breaking into the workforce, in particular the hospitality industry. The course provided me with the appropriate skills for working with food and beverage, etc. I physically would go into retail stores, cafes, hotels and even online to apply for available jobs but I was never lucky enough to be called back for an interview. I’m grateful to my trainers and the whole Accommodation Association team behind the hospitality program for getting me into employment to where I am now.”