Lundi’s Career Journey

I’m Lundi, some of you may recognise me as being your coordinator throughout your training with HITsa. 

I’d like to share with you my story. 

2008 I was a young individual with no direction in life. During that period my provider had suggested I participated in a Cert II in Hopitality qualification through HITsa where I would gain new skills and knowledge. This is where I found my love for the industry. I had gained employment after completing the qualification and had continued in the industry for 12 years. 

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2019 something unpredictable occurred worldwide. Covid… by 2020 this impacted the world and the Hospitality industry severely and as a blessing in disguise I had made a decision about a year after that this was the time to leave the industry. I was fortunate enough to take on a traineeship  in a Certificate III in Business Administration that was offered by management of the company I was working for. The company owned a storage facility and this is where I learnt my administrative skills. It was a pleasant transition of lifestyle from working shift work for so many years to a 9-5 job. I quite enjoyed it and found a good work life balance from it. 

I had completed my traineeship in Business Administration shortly and management had offered me another role. At this point I was unsure whether continuing on with an administration role was suited to me. After some thought I decided that I shouldn’t miss any opportunities and went for the role. This role was a coordinator at HITsa. My company owns HITsa aswell. As you have read by now, I’ve done a full cycle in my life. I was once a student training at HITsa and now I’m an employee at HITsa. That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped my training with HITsa. 2022 I commenced another qualification with HITsa, Certificate IV in Leadership and Management which I completed very recently. This was a challenging however a very informative qualification and no doubt I had gained new knowledge that will support me throughout my current role and all my future endeavours. 

I’m a believer that great opportunities don’t come everyday — recognise and seize them with every chance you get! 

Thanks for reading!

Careers and Employment Expo @ Adelaide Showgrounds

Held annually in May, the Adelaide Showgrounds once again buzzed with excitement as it hosted this free event. As part of a series run across Australia it attracted a diverse crowd of students, parents, graduates, job seekers, and career changers all eager to gather information and advice on their future career paths.

Participating in expos and career days is crucial for HITsa – these events help us stay abreast of industry trends, ensuring that the training we provide remains relevant and up-to-date. Engaging with employers who are the true experts in their fields allows us to develop the most effective training resources for our students. These interactions also enable us to explore various industry pathways, assisting us in recommending the best training courses for prospective students.

The expo provided a fantastic opportunity to connect with a variety of employers and service providers. It was an ideal platform for introducing HITsa Training and Employment to a wider audience and networking with industry peers. The representation across fields such as aged care, disability services, childcare, hospitality and retail was exceptional.

Involvement in community expos offer invaluable opportunities to meet potential students face-to-face. Direct interaction at these events is the best way to connect with and support future students, helping them navigate their educational and career journeys.

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Visit HITsa at these upcoming expos

Parafield Gardens High School Careers Expo 11.6.24

Kilburn Community Expo 13.6.24

Thomas More College Careers Forum 25.6.24

Endeavour College Creating Careers Day 27.6.24

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Q&A with Andrew

Role: Business Manager

Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned recently?

A: A kid that I coach at my football club told me that the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. I did my research and its true!

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

A: I would pick teleportation. No more traffic jams or long commutes – just zap, and you’re there in a blink! It would also make it super easy to travel the world and have some fantastic weekends away.

Q: What’s the best piece of (job) advice you’ve ever received?

A: Stay curious and don’t be afraid to ask questions.” It’s helped me learn and grow more than I ever thought possible.

Q: If you could time travel, which era would you visit and why?

A: I would love to witness the birth of Rock N Roll in the 50’s. Imagine seeing Elvis live and the Beatles rise to fame!

Q: three things you love doing

A: Playing, coaching and watching football (aussie rules). Camping/4WD and playing golf. 

Q: Your least fave things

A: Brisbane Lions losing a game of footy, being stuck in traffic and people eating with their mouth open. 

Q: Best thing about working at HITsa

A: The sense of camaraderie! It feels like we’re all in this together, tackling challenges as a team and celebrating successes as one big family. Plus the office snacks at Salisbury are top-notch!

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SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality

Bailey S
Blake C
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Anitaben P
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
Suan T

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Brintha MJan-Marie CStavroula D
Jennifer WArtemio Jr PGeorgina H
Demi HTreena HSeema S
Daniel KJamie HTom P
Hajrah KZoey TJerry P
Angella JMaia HElizabeth S
Adelaide Oval

Emerging Leaders Program

HITsa has proudly partnered with Adelaide Oval to develop a robust Emerging Leaders Program.

This group of trainees consists of Adelaide Oval staff selected to undertake the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

The Adelaide Oval Emerging Leaders Program commences in May. Each participant will be linked to a mentor from the Adelaide Oval senior management team. The mentor will support their mentee at the start of their journey to progress through to management and leadership positions. We are excited to be part of this journey.

BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Introducing… ONLINE DELIVERY TO METRO/REGIONAL SA

SYC staff who have been identified as future leaders from across regional and metropolitan South Australia will undertake the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. The HITsa team is very excited to have created a flexible and accessible training delivery option for our students no matter where they reside or work within South Australia.

This group of students commenced their studies in early April with great success. Thank you SYC! HITsa is proud to work with industry partners who invest in professional development opportunities for their teams.

Are you interested in creating training opportunities for your business?

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