Hospitality is one of Australia's largest sectors, employing approximately 913,000 workers as of May 2018, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – and it's growing.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) CEO Juliana Payne told Hospitality Magazine "the cafe, restaurant and takeaway food sector alone is expected to generate 84,100 new jobs by May 2022", and ABS data reveals a considerable 4.7 per cent annual increase in employment rates within the sector. With so many job and career prospects appearing in Australia, there's a wealth of reason to seek a relevant qualification.
Kenvale College's range of short courses provide students with recognised, transferrable qualifications that will give them the edge over other candidates in seeking employment. Our Sydney-based hospitality short courses include:
- Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) course
- Barista courses
- Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course
- First Aid course
Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) course
Health and safety is a vital area in all aspects of food production. Food retail businesses within New South Wales are required by law to have at least one certified Food Safety Supervisor on staff. This is to reduce the risk of improper handling and preparation of food and prevent food-borne illness outbreaks.
An appointed Food Safety Supervisor must have gained the specified units of competency offered in our FSS course. These certifications expire every five years to ensure training is up-to-date. For this reason, it's highly valuable to employers if you are already certified. Employing additional certified staff helps to ensure a business isn't left without an FSS if an existing supervisor resigns or fails to renew their certification.
Holding the FSS certification could also lead to employment in management or supervisory roles in local hospitality businesses, or a higher entry wage, helping to expedite your career.
Barista courses in Sydney
Cafes are cropping up all over the world – in major centres like New York, people are vying for a sip of Australian-style coffee. Sign up to a Kenvale College barista course for a fun, hands-on program guiding you through the basics of espresso coffee-making.
This is a particularly relevant course for NSW students looking for holiday or weekend employment, with almost a third of all barista jobs in Australia being based in our state, according to the ABS. That said, barista techniques are internationally transferrable. Come and equip yourself with the skills needed to work anywhere in the world – perfect for supplementing your income on a working holiday or gap year. These skills may also give you an edge over other candidates when applying for non-barista roles in businesses that may also serve coffee.
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course
Are you interested in working the bar? Even those who don't consider themselves upcoming mixologists are required to achieve an RSA qualification if they wish to work near the sale or supply of alcohol. RSA training must be completed by:
- Service staff.
- Licensees and managers.
- Security staff.
- Promotional staff.
- RSA marshals.
- Secretaries and directors of clubs that serve alcohol.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive an interim certificate that may then be used to apply for an RSA competency card through Liquor and Gaming NSW. As of July 2018, this qualification also applies nationally, preparing you to work in any hospitality business that serves alcohol throughout the country.
First aid course
St John Ambulance Australia delivers professional first aid training on Kenvale premises. Those who complete training will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
Knowledge of first aid is critical to anyone, regardless of industry. Safe Work Australia recommends there be one qualified first aider for every:
- 50 workers in a low-risk workplace (e.g. an office).
- 25 workers in a high-risk environment (e.g. a construction site).
Whether you're looking for an individual qualification or to gain certification for a number of members on your team, Kenvale provides a safe, local venue for training. Individuals will also enjoy becoming a part of Kenvale's wider community and accessing hospitality job connections.
The right qualifications to kickstart or develop your career don't necessarily require a long time studying. By applying for a short course at Kenvale College, you can grow your job prospects quickly and cost-effectively.