The Retail and Hospitality Indigenous Program Adelaide (RHIPA) is a new Indigenous employment program being run and managed by Service Skills SA providing participants with pre-employment support, skills training and mentoring with employment into the retail or hospitality industries.

 July 2015 - November 2016

The Retail and Hospitality Indigenous Program Adelaide (RHIPA) was an Indigenous employment program managed by Service Skills SA to provide participants with pre-employment support, skills training and mentoring for employment into the retail or hospitality industries. 

The program is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Jobs, Land and Economy Programme.

Participants completed units of the Certificate II in Hospitality with elective units in Kitchen, Bar, Housekeeping, Retail, Food & Beverage or Gaming delivered by registered training organisation HITsa with pre-employment support provided by Service Skills SA with the assistance of Alex Houthuysen from St John’s Youth Services.

A celebration of completion was held on Friday 23rd October 2015 that celebrated the participant’s achievements with government officials, participants, family and friends in attendance.

Service Skills SA has placed 20 participants into employment in various job roles within the retail and hospitality industries. Some of the roles include Food & Beverage Attendants, Customer Service Assistants, Housekeepers, Kitchen Stewards and Kitchen hands. There have been an additional 5 individuals placed into employment outside of the contracted employment period.

Trained: 30 participants | Employment outcomes: 25 participants (83%)

For further information please contact:

Lawrie Shem 
Mentor / Case Manager
lawrie@serviceskillssa.com.au 

or 

Jemma Rippon
Project Officer
jemmar@serviceskillssa.com.au 
08 8362 6255 

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