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SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail – Take 2!

A second group of students recently completed the SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail at HITsa Salisbury. Read what the students had to say about their experience whilst training @HITsa:

I really enjoyed Cert III in retail, trust me it’s really fun and enjoyable to engage with different people that you don’t know, out in the real world you work with different cultures, different people, so HITsa helped me a lot throughout the retail course.’

Siovhan H

I liked the coffee part and how I got experience and finally passed with flying colours.’

Alex P

‘I just finished a Cert III in retail. It was a really fun course, it pulled me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to make new friends. I enjoyed how the course was scheduled and how friendly the trainers and staff are.’

Dylan G

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.

pictured grounds at Expo Showgrounds Jun 24

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

HITsa is proud to partner with

Entrée Early Years Recruitment

We’re very excited to have connected with Entrée Early Years Recruitment, a specialist division of Hender Group who offer recruitment and staffing solutions to early childhood businesses like Early Learning and Childcare Centres, Long Day Care Services, OSHC and Vacation Care Providers.

Our collaboration goals are to share expert knowledge and experience to enhance the opportunities available to our shared communities of learners, businesses and trainers.  Entrée Early Years Recruitment has a wealth of useful information and resources for job seekers and existing workers on their website.  It’s definitely worth a look! 

Entrée Early Years Recruitment will be at our Mt Barker Caring Careers Morning event on 26 June, keen to meet those interested in pursuing employment in the Childcare industry.  This event will be a wonderful opportunity If you, or anybody you know, have questions on how to progress your career.

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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!