Café and Restaurant Managers, as classified by ANZSCO, work in businesses where a range of food is prepared on site by a chef. This reflects the requirements of Australian industry, where employers expect the manager of a café or restaurant to have a wide range of industry skills, such as being able to work on menus with an appropriately-qualified chef, and to buy and order food from outside and according to a budget.
The manager of a business where food arrives prepared, or semi-prepared, would not qualify under this classification.
Fast Food Managers can apply for assessment as a Retail Manager.
In order to be considered as a Café or Restaurant Manager, you must be responsible for every aspect of the café or restaurant’s performance, including the management of all employees and their occupational development, oversight of establishment operations, management of sales and profit targets, and participation in business planning.
A supervisor may have worked in a role assisting the restaurant or café owner or manager. They might deal with customer complaints, do staff rosters and internal stock ordering, but for this type of assessment they won’t have the level of skill and decision-making required.
We understand the hospitality industry requires its workers to perform many tasks and that people step in to help each other when times are busy. You may have performed managerial duties at times, however, this occupation requires manager-level duties to be part of your normal work and your job description.
Restaurant businesses are often owned by companies with a different trading name. If your documents state that you were employed by XYZ Pty Ltd, please explain that this company owns the restaurant trading as Tom’s Café, and give us the address and contact details of the cafe.
You can find the evidence we will require on our website and information sheet for this occupation. We encourage applicants to provide menus as well as photographs of the premises, so we can see what sort of venue it is.
If you have owned and managed your own café or restaurant you can still apply for a VETASSESS skills assessment, but the evidence you provide will be different.
- Evidence of self-employment such as sole trading or business registration details and/or official statements issued by your (registered) accountant and/or legal team. The statement from your accountant or solicitor must include the accountant’s or solicitor’s letterhead, your full name, how long you have been continuously self-employed, including official dates in each role, the nature of the business conducted, the signature and contact details of the accountant or solicitor. View our Employment Reference for Self-Employment template.
- A Statutory declaration listing your main duties.
- Payment evidence showing regular income from self-employment, such as client invoices together with corresponding bank statements and/or official taxation records.
- Supplementary evidence, such as contracts with clients or suppliers, client testimonials and evidence of projects completed.