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VN5624 - APS 2 Cook, South Hedland WA


Job Description:

Our purpose is to provide safe, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for First Nations people who need to be away from home to access medical services, education and economic opportunities.

Across its network of hostels, dedicated Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) staff provide accommodation and meals for residents in a supportive environment, assisted by local First Nations service providers and referral agencies.


AHL also supports the Australian Government’s efforts to improve economic outcomes for First Nations people. By purchasing goods and services from First Nations businesses at every opportunity, we help support a more inclusive economy. We are proud to be one of the largest employers of First Nations people in the Australian Public Service, First Nations employees make up approximately 50% of our workforce.


A career with AHL will provide you with a chance to contribute to improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for First Nations people. We offer rewarding experiences and rewarding employment conditions.

AHL is looking for an experienced cook who is highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about delivering quality services to our residents in South Hedland Hostel.


The key duties of the position include:

  • Prepare meals in accordance with AHL’s set menus, Food Safety Standards Australia and other relevant legislation.
  • Stocktake management rotate, receive and monitor food and kitchen supplies.
  • Ensure the kitchen is cleaned to standard.
  • Prepare and clean the dining rooms for residents


Key Capabilities:

  • Experience in meal preparation in an industry-based environment, ensuring the safe production of quality food without compromise to Food Safety Standards Australia.
  • Experience in commercial cookery, and the ability to manage stock rotation while ensuring timely service and hygiene of cooking equipment. 
  • Good understanding of cleanliness and health standards required whilst preparing food at the workstation.



  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Undergo a Satisfactory National Criminal History Check (prior to engagement)
  • Meet Fitness for Duty requirements (prior to engagement)
  • Hold or obtain relevant qualifications.



The following qualifications will be highly regarded:

  • Certificate II Food Safety Handling
  • Certificate III or Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
  • Certificate II in Hospitality.
  • Other relevant qualifications or work experience in a similar role.


For further information about the role and how to apply, please refer to the Vacancy Information available on our website: https://www.ahl.gov.au/employment


Contact Person: Nikki Jafari – 0439 000 162

Applications closes: 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday 10 April 2024.

Job Requirements:

Cook (Hospitality & Tourism)


Food Services-Hospitality: Food & Beverage Serving, Food Preparation-Cooking, Front Desk-Reception, General-Other: Food Services, Guest Services-Concierge, Guide (Tour), Host-Hostess, Restaurant Management

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Full time


South Hedland, WA, Australia


VN5624 - APS 2 Cook, South Hedland WA






$54,306 - $54,690 plus 15.4% superannuation per year