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Cafe or Restaurant Manager Courses

A Café or Restaurant Manager oversees daily operations at a dining venue. You’ll supervise other staff and make sure the dining area is well presented. A Café or Restaurant Manager, or Fast Food Manager, manages budgets and finances and ensures supplies are ordered. You might ensure all compliance issues are adhered to and deal with any problems that arise during a shift.

Café or Restaurant Managers should be good at customer service and be able to communicate well with a range of customers. You’ll need good leadership skills and must be able to work well with a team. Café or Restaurant Managers should be good at multitasking and may have to draw on their problem solving abilities when required. You may have to work irregular hours including nights and weekends.

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Popular Cafe or Restaurant Manager Courses

There are 12 courses available for people who want to become a Cafe or Restaurant Manager. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

BSB40320
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Café or Restaurant Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Café or Restaurant Manager generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Café or Restaurant Manager?

There has been a strong increase in employment numbers in this industry over the last five years. There are currently 69,400 people working as a Café or Restaurant Manager in Australia, compared to 60,900 five years ago. Café and Restaurant Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Café or Restaurant Manager?

If you’re planning a career as a Café or Restaurant Manager, consider enrolling in an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. You’ll learn to develop a business and customer service plan for your venue and learn skills in recruitment, leadership and marketing. You could also specialise your skills with an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery) or an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Food and Beverage).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within food services and small business. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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