Welcome to the FTH Skills Council Website

FTH Skills Council ceased normal business operations on December 18 2015. 

We sincerely thank the Board, Committee and Industry representatives who have provided their expertise over many years.


Cooks and Bakers Trade Recognition is now available through Food & Beverage Development Fund


The Food, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Skills Advisory Council SA Inc, trading as the FTH Skills Council, works with industry, community, and government to develop industry specific work plans, identify workforce trends and emerging skill needs and consider issues relating to career advice and the attraction and retention of a skilled workforce.

FTH Skills Council has been established to represent the interests of the food and beverage processing and manufacturing, tourism and hospitality industries in South Australia.

We were originally established to:

  • Provide industry intelligence and strategic advice on current and emerging skill and workforce development needs. They do this from both employer and employee perspectives.
  • Promote the importance of integrating skill development and business development.
  • Advocate South Australian industry´s views in the development, implementation and review of nationally recognised training products and services.
  • Promote the advantages to be gained from education, recognised training and lifelong learning for all South Australians.
  • Provide advice on the recognition of skills and qualifications gained overseas.

We value the opportunity to improve the social and economic position of the state and to ensure that the current and future demand for skills are addressed.

Due to the withdrawal of State Government funding in June 2013 the  FTH Skills Council was self-funded until it ceased normal business operations in December 2015.