JOBS YOU DON’T NEED A DEGREE FOR
MENU DEVELOPMENT CHEF
Most chefs will cook up someone else’s creation or a traditional meal, such as a steak with sides. Menu development chefs, however, create the food that appears on the menu, choosing the produce that will be involved, flavours their customers will savour, and appearance of the meal, to suit the style of the establishment.
To be employed, chefs typically need to do an apprenticeship and gain experience in the industry.
Often head chefs will be involved in menu development but some chefs will specialise only on creating the menu and will not work general cookery shifts.
Successful actors generally cannot be taught to be great, however, they can do courses to hone their skills. NIDA Open gives people aged two years and over the chance to access its world-renowned training methods through short courses, holiday classes and part-time studio courses.
It helps children and adults explore their creativity in one day, or up to four weeks.
NIDA Open head Tricia Ryan says screen acting, audition and screen test, and drama school are among the school holiday courses held in Brisbane this summer.
“Our experienced tutors ensure each course caters to the varied artistic interests and experiences of their students, while enabling them to appreciate eachother’s differences,” she says. “Exploring creativity through performance practice has plenty of benefits beyond a performing arts career, including improving memory, self-confidence, developing communication skills, and the ability to work with others.”
Visit open.nida.edu.au or nida.edu.au/ summer for more details
Going on holiday for work is many a worker’s dream – even if it is someone else’s holiday.
A vocational certificate in tourism can be studied but most travel organisations are more interested in hiring someone who has knowledge about a region, is friendly and outgoing, and who does not mind being on the road for days or weeks at a time.
Senior first aid skills also are a prerequisite, while for some companies a heavy vehicle licence to drive a bus, 4WD experience or ability to operate another mode of transport may be required.
In some cases, being fluent in a foreign language may be required or an advantage.