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. 

cartoon person says hi

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!

Trainer making coffee

Intro to Coffee with Indie High School

HITsa recently hosted a one-day event that got students buzzing with excitement – Indie High School’s Introduction to Coffee Skill Set. For a brief but intense period, students got a crash course in all things coffee, from brewing basics to understanding the buzz behind the bean.

The event wasn’t your typical day at school. It was hands-on, with students rolling up their sleeves and diving right into the world of coffee. Under the guidance of our seasoned barista trainer Lizzy pictured making her magic, they learned the ins and outs of making the perfect cup, from grinding beans to frothing milk. See pics below of students at the machines.

By the end of the day, students left with a newfound appreciation for coffee and the skills to back it up. We look to keep building this relationship with Indie High School and continue to offer our service to future students. 

SACE points for School Students

Would your school like to know more about this hands-on course and others to assist students in gaining points towards their SACE? HITsa have experience in providing tailor-made courses to many schools to engage Vocational Education Pathways. Push the button to ask your questions…

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

DateSiteCourse
11.06.2024Clarence GardensBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
14.06.2024Clarence GardensProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
14.06.2024SalisburyProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
17.06.2024SalisburyProvide First Aid
19.06.2024SalisburyPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
21.06.2024Mount BarkerProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
24.06.2024Clarence GardensFood Safety Supervisor Skill Set
24.06.2024Clarence GardensProvide First Aid
24.06.2024SalisburyProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
25.06.2024SalisburyBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
26.06.2024Mount BarkerPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
01.07.2024SalisburyBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
05.07.2024Clarence GardensProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
05.07.2024SalisburyAssist with Medications (non-accredited)
08.07.2024Clarence GardensBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
08.07.2024SalisburyProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
Banner reads Graduating Students May 2024

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
DateSiteCourse
15.05.2024Clarence GardensProvide First Aid
15.05.2024Clarence GardensPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
20.05.2024SalisburyBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
22.05.2024SalisburyPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
27.05.2024SalisburyProvide First Aid
27.05.2024Mount BarkerPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
30.05.2024Mount BarkerProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
31.05.2024SalisburyProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
03.06.2024Clarence GardensPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
11.06.2024Clarence GardensBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
14.06.2024Clarence GardensProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol