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SURRY HILLS 2010, NSW, Australia

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Cook, Kitchenhand and Housekeeper


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 experienced individuals who are highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about delivering quality services to our residents in our Darwin Hostels. We are looking for Hostel Workers for the following fulltime and parttime positions:

• Cook

• Relief Cook/Kitchenhand 

• Housekeeper


Position Duties:

As a Cook and Relief Cook/Kitchenhand, your duties and responsibilities will include:

• Prepare meals in accordance with AHL’s set menus, Food Safety Standards Australia and other relevant legislation

• Stock take management – rotate, receive and monitor food and kitchen supplies

• Ensure the kitchen is cleaned to standard 

• Prepare and clean the dining rooms for residents.

As a Housekeeper, your duties and responsibilities will include:

• Ensure the hostel is serviced and cleaned to a high standard

• Ensure the adequate supply of cleaning products, linen and other relevant items are available and stored appropriately

• Ensure all rooms are checked regularly for repair and maintenance requirements, and that appropriate notifications are reported to the Hostel Manager or Assistant Hostel Manager.

For further information about these roles and how to apply please refer to the Vacancy Information available on our website - Employment | Aboriginal Hostels Limited (ahl.gov.au)



• Be an Australian Citizen

• Undergo a Satisfactory National Criminal History Check (prior to engagement)

• Meet Fitness for Duty requirements (prior to engagement)

• Hold and maintain a NT Working with Children Check (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.

• Chemical Handling Training.


Contact Person: Miles McLoughlin – (04) 9908 0592

Applications closes: 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday 01 May 2024.

Job Requirements:

AHL is looking for Cook, Relief cook/Kitchenhand and Housekeepers who are highly motivated about delivering quality services to our residents.


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


Darwin, NT, Australia


Cook, Kitchenhand and Housekeeper






$54,306 – $54,690 pa plus 15.4% Superannuation per year