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School-Based Apprenticeships

About The Apprenticeships

The Star Culinary Institute (SCI) is the perfect place to complete your school-based apprenticeship. SCI provides apprentices with a bespoke program of on-the-job training and opportunities at some of Australia’s leading culinary and entertainment destinations across our three properties – The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane.

When you bring professionalism, passion, and a positive attitude, you will enjoy learning the first-rate skills you need for a culinary career. Additionally, you will receive professional development with the opportunity for a career pathway into a fulltime role with The Star Culinary Institute at the conclusion of your schooling.

In partnership with TAFE NSW and TAFE QLD, SCI is one of the largest culinary programs within Australia and has rapidly expanded since its inception producing some of the best young chefs in the industry – with over 55 talented alumni working within The Star’s award-winning restaurants such as Kiyomi and Nineteen at The Star Gold Coast, Sokyo, Black Bar & Grill and Flying Fish at The Star Sydney.

Your experience will be combined with masterclasses, field trips, competitions and mentoring by seasoned professionals, designed to inspire and extend your learning outcomes both personally and professionally.

Apprenticeship Benefits

How To Apply

The Star Culinary Institute welcomes applicants who have a passion for the culinary arts, are ambitious and willing to learn and have a strong focus on the guest experience.

We hire all year round for school-based apprenticeships. Please visit our careers site for current job listings. All applicants must either be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident and currently enrolled in school.

Prior to commencing your placement, all students must ensure that all specific documents have been signed off by the school and your parents or guardian.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Studying hospitality (preferred but not essential)
  • Hard-working and willing to learn
  • Passionate and serious about a career in culinary arts
  • Adaptable, resilient, display a growth mindset and committed to their professional development
  • Good communicators with a team player mentality
  • Focused on the guest experience and interact well with people
  • Naturally creativity with a flair for flavour and ingredients

We welcome applicants from all states and have school-based apprenticeships across our properties at The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane.


The Star Entertainment Group announced on 5 April 2016 share sale facilities that provided eligible small shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares without incurring any brokerage or handling costs.

Participation in the separate share sale facilities were open to eligible shareholders whose registered address was in Australia or New Zealand as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 29 March 2016 (Record Date) and who were:

  1. registered holders of less than a marketable parcel of shares (i.e. less than $500 worth of shares on the Record Date) (Small Holding Sale Facility); or
  2. registered holders of 5,000 or less shares (but held at least $500 worth of shares) on the Record Date (Voluntary Share Sale Facility).

On 5 April 2016, eligible shareholders were sent a letter together with a Share Retention Form (for the Small Holding Sale Facility) or a Sale Instruction Form (for the Voluntary Share Sale Facility), and Terms and Conditions for the relevant share sale facility.

Both share sale facilities closed at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on 17 May 2016 (Closing Date).

All participants who had their SGR shares sold under either the Small Holding Sale Facility or the Voluntary Share Sale Facility received the same average price of $5.51 per share, which was calculated by dividing the total proceeds from the sale of all SGR shares sold under the facilities by the total number of SGR shares sold under the facilities.

Payment of the sale proceeds were made to participating shareholders on 27 May 2016 in accordance with their payment instructions as recorded on the share register.

Small Holding Sale Facility

The Small Holding Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with The Star Entertainment Group’s Constitution and the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules that enables all listed companies to sell shareholdings valued at less than $500 (Unmarketable Parcel).

Based on a share price of $5.68, being the closing price of The Star Entertainment Group (SGR) shares on the Australian Securities Exchange on the Record Date, an Unmarketable Parcel was any holding of 88 shares or less.

Eligible shareholders who wished to retain their Unmarketable Parcel were required to return a Share Retention Form to the share registry by the Closing Date.

Small Holding Facility Key Dates:

  • 29 March 2016 (7pm) – Record Date
  • 5 April 2016 – Facility Opened
  • 17 May 2016 (5pm) – Facility Closed
  • 27 May 2016 – Payment of sale proceeds and mailing of payment advices

Voluntary Share Sale Facility

The Voluntary Share Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with Class Order CO 08/10 issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Eligible shareholders who wished to sell their shares under the Voluntary Share Sale Facility were required to return a Sale Instruction Form by the Closing Date.

Voluntary Holding Facility Key Dates:

  • 29 March 2016 (7pm) – Record Date
  • 5 April 2016 – Facility Opened
  • 17 May 2016 (5pm) – Facility Closed
  • 27 May 2016 – Payment of sale proceeds and mailing of payment advices

For full details of the Small Holding Sale Facility and the Voluntary Share Sale Facility, please see the ASX Announcement dated 5 April 2016 in the News section of our website.


The demerger of The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group Limited) from Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) was implemented on 15 June 2011 by way of Scheme of Arrangement pursuant to the Tabcorp Scheme Booklet dated 15 April 2011 (Demerger).

As part of the Demerger, Tabcorp sought a ruling from the Australian Taxation Office on the taxation implications for shareholders. On 29 June 2011, the Australian Taxation Office issued Class Ruling CR 2011/66, in accordance with the application made by Tabcorp. A copy of the Class Ruling CR 2011/66 can be viewed here.

A Tax Calculator is provided below to assist shareholders in calculating the Australian capital gains tax cost base allocation for Tabcorp shares and The Star Entertainment Group shares. The Tax Calculator is a general guide only and does not constitute tax advice. Shareholders should seek advice from an appropriate professional adviser on the tax implications of the Demerger based on their own individual circumstances.

Click here to download the Tax Calculator
Click here to access information on the Australian Taxation Office website