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Aboriginal Job Seeker Program - Retail Food Services & Hospitality
Commencing Tuesday, 29th April 2014.
Held at: Hospitality Industry Training (HITsa) 107 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment through the Indigenous Employment Program

WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE?
Working in retail is more than just being a checkout operator. There are a range of careers in fashion, hardware, fast food, department stores, specialist retailers such as sports stores, bakeries, butchers, deli, horticulture, & warehousing.

We are offering specialist training in the retail food services & hospitality sectors with a focus on safe food handling, health and safety, working in a diverse range of environments.

Our supporting employers include Wendys, On The Run, IKEA, Adelaide Oval

WHAT DO I NEED?

  1. A great attitude. To be successful in gaining a place on the program and then a job in food retail services all you need to demonstrate is a great attitude to learn and a willingness to give it a go.
  2. A Police Check will be required before commencing your training.
  3. A driver's license (P's ok) and your own transport will be looked upon favourably.

WHAT TRAINING DO I NEED?
The Pre-Employment Training includes the following Training Units that have been chosen by the employers to form the Certificate II in Hospitality – Retail Food Services along with relevant units covering customer service and customer relations, hospitality skills. Units undertaken include:

  • Work effectively with others
  • Interact with customers
  • Source & use information on the hospitality industry
  • Participate in safe work practices
  • Use hospitality skills
  • Use hygiene practices for hospitality service
  • Use hygiene practices for food safety
  • Provide responsible services of alcohol
  • Apply First Aid
  • Interviewing skills
  • Prepare simple dishes
  • Prepare & serve espresso coffee
  • Clean kitchen premises & equipment
  • Receive and store stock
  • Process financial transactions

Skills in language literacy and numeracy from Certificate I or II in Education and Skills Development will also be included. Participants will also be coached during the pre-employment training to overcome barriers such as drug and alcohol, family issues, being away from home, finance and budgeting, healthy lifestyles and developing self management tools.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Some important notes if you are considering completing the program;

  • 6 week course for 3 days Tues, Wed & Thurs at HITsa 107 O'Connell St, North Adelaide, some units will be undertaken at Tauondi Aboriginal College [transport provided from North Adelaide]
  • You need to be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to apply for the program.
  • Our courses have some of the best employment outcomes with over 75% of participants commencing employment over the past 2 years. Come along and find out how you can get a job!!


HOW CAN I ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION?
Phone: Lawrie Shem or Julie Tsaconas 08 8362 6255 or E-mail: lawrie@serviceskillssa.com.au

Information sessions are being held:

  • Tuesday 1st April 2014,  upstairs Conference Room Aboriginal Access Centre, TAFE SA, Mary Street, Salisbury 10.00am-12.00noon
  • Tuesday 8th April 2014,  Port Adelaide Library Community Room, 2-4 Church Street, Port Adelaide 10.00am-12.00noon
  • Wednesday 9th April 2014,  HITsa upstairs 107 O'Connell Street North Adelaide,10.00am-12.00noon

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