Hotel Etico is Australia’s first social enterprise hotel which means it exists to deliver fantastic holiday experiences to guests that will facilitate a work, training and live-in program for people with intellectual disabilities, enabling them to transition to open employment and become more independent.

During Hotel Etico’s independence program, trainees will be supported to participate and contribute to the day-to-day operation of the hotel and restaurant rotating through a range of hospitality roles.

At the heart of the Hotel Etico’s Independence program is the Academy of Independence, a dedicated apartment within the hotel where hospitality trainees will stay on their rostered work days that provides a setting to experience supported independent living.

Recruiting for 2022 from February 2022

The Hotel Etico Independence Program targets young adults with intellectual disability, who are interested in becoming hospitality professionals and live a more independent life. People wishing to apply for a position in the training program must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 to 35
  • Low to moderate support needs
  • Low personal care needs
  • Solid communication skills (verbal or otherwise)
  • Registered NDIS Participant
  • Eligible for employment under the Supported Wage System (SWS)

Would you like to find out more? Email submit an Expression of Interest