Working in the hospitality industry can be great for many reasons. If you’re new to the workforce or looking for something different, a hospitality job can be a great way to kick start a long term career.

Positions in hospitality range from entry level, full time to management. Often people just see hospitality as working behind a bar pouring beers. However, this is not the case. 

Hospitality venues can range from; pubs, hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, cocktail bars, resorts and more. These venues require housekeeping staff, kitchen staff, gaming staff and bar staff to make them run efficiently. Which are all classed as hospitality jobs.

Furthermore, choosing a hospitality career path can open the door to many opportunities. You can start as a dishy in the kitchen and work your way up to Head Chef. Or you could start as a glassy and end up as Venue Manager. The opportunities are endless. 

Entry Level

The hospitality industry is great for school students, school leavers and entry-level job seekers. As well as anyone else interested in working within the industry. There are many pathways and short courses available to help you get your foot in the door. Plus, the industry often hires younger employees as their wait staff and dishys. Which may seem like the easier jobs (not necessarily), but they are a great step towards a future career in hospitality. 

Social Interaction

Working in hospitality gives you the opportunity to meet and talk to new people everyday. From talking to new customers, old customers and every day regulars. You will meet people from all walks of life and some may even become long term friends. 

As a hospitality worker, you’re able to make someone’s day with something as simple as asking how they are, or even remembering what a certain customer drinks. Which is a rewarding feeling.

Furthermore, if you love meeting and interacting with people, a hospitality career could be just for you. 

Career growth

You may be presented with the opportunity to grow your hospitality career and step up into a bigger position. This may be from a dishy to kitchen hand or a bartender to duty manager. These opportunities can be offered to you for your hard work. Or you can undertake extra training outside of work to help get you there – maybe a Basic Gaming Course for example?

Work available anywhere

Working in hospitality will allow you to work almost anywhere. Overseas or interstate, if there’s a pub, resort or restaurant, you will be able to find a job. 

In addition, there are always hospitality jobs available in tourist towns during their peak seasons. For example, towns in Australia with ski resorts will often hire hundreds of hospitality employees during the snow season. This is also the case for Canada’s snow season.

Hospitality work is great for people who want to work, earn and travel all at the same time. 

Flexibility 

Working 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday not your thing? Maybe rotating shifts from weekdays to weekends might be a better fit for your schedule. You can often work around personal commitments such as; study, sport, Uni or kids. Within reason of course. Working in hospitality is popular within all age groups. But most commonly, Uni students due to the flexibility. 

Interested in working in hospitality?

Does a hospitality career sound like something you’d enjoy? If so, you should consider completing a short course and gaining some skills to help you get your foot in the door. 

Working in hospitality is great for entry level employees, career growth, flexibility and people wanting to travel and work at the same time. Plus, the diversity of job roles is great, from cookery, bar staff, housekeeping, management roles and more.

Furthermore, HITsa offer a range of affordable hospitality courses. View them online and enrol today – it’s that easy!

Getting into your dream job may seem difficult, however, there are plenty of job pathways you can take to get there. From pre apprenticeships, traineeships and apprenticeships. Depending on what industry you want to get into, there will more than likely be some sort of pathway to help get you there. 

In addition, apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to get your foot in the door for your preferred field of work. These job pathways provide you with structured course training as well as real work-life experience. Which is great! Plus, pre apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships don’t require any prior qualification. So, if you’re fresh out of school or even in school, you can kick start your career with a job pathway!

But what exactly are these job pathways and how do you get one?

What’s the difference between a pre apprenticeship, apprenticeship and traineeship? 

All 3 job pathways help you to achieve the same thing – attain your dream job (hopefully). However, they do all differ in time, requirements and qualification outcomes.

Here is some individual info on all 3:

Pre Apprenticeship

Pre apprenticeships are completed prior to completing an apprenticeship and usually take 6-12 months. They aren’t a requirement of getting an apprenticeship, but they do help you get that step closer to getting one. 

Pre apprentice training is entry level and made up of classroom learning and hands-on work experience. This type of pathway is usually offered through level 1 and level 2 qualifications. 

The outcome of completing a pre apprenticeship would be a level 1 or 2 qualification. As well as possible employment under an apprenticeship agreement. 

Furthermore, this is also a great way to make sure that field of work is what you’re wanting to do. Rather than going straight into a 3-4 year apprenticeship. 

Traineeships

Traineeships are a great way to gain a qualification in your chosen field of work (if available). A traineeship will provide you with hands-on learning in the workplace, as well as in classroom learning through an RTO, such as HITsa

Traineeships can be completed either full-time or part-time. Often, students will choose to complete a school-based traineeship when in year 10, 11 or 12. As a school-based trainee, you will gain your qualification within 1-2 years. Depending on your certificate level undertaken and how much you commit to study.

Traineeships are great for high school students, school leavers or those looking for a career change. 

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a job pathway that combines paid on the job training and in classroom learning with an RTO. It’s a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification related to your field of work.

Apprenticeships will generally take 3-4 years to complete and can be completed full time, part time or school based. They are great for entry level job seekers, students, school leavers or people wanting a career change. 

As an apprentice, you can gain a qualification ranging from a certificate 2 to an advanced diploma across a range of fields. Which could include trades, cookery, hospitality, admin and more.

Furthermore, anyone of working age can be hired as an apprentice. 

Interested in a job pathway? 

Undertaking a pre apprenticeship, traineeship or apprenticeship is a great way to get your foot in the door to your preferred field of work. All 3 job pathways provide you with a combination of practical on the job experience and in classroom learning. 

In addition, these job pathways are a great way to gain a qualification ranging from a certificate 1 to an advanced diploma. Depending on what field of work you’re in and the job pathway you take.

Job pathways are great for entry level job seekers, school students and year 12 graduates. As well as people seeking a career change or wanting to gain new skills.

Furthermore, HITsa offer a range of job pathways in hospitality and administration. You can view these online or call the friendly team on 8351 5855 for more information. 

So, you’re a Uni Student and need to support yourself financially whilst studying? Juggling work-life and study can sometimes be difficult. But finding a job that lets you juggle the both can be even more difficult – if you make it. 

As a Uni Student, your weekdays are probably filled with study and attending classes. Leaving you with weekends and weeknights to earn some cash. However, if you’re lucky and have a good study schedule, you may have some weekdays to spare.

What are the most suitable jobs for Uni students though? To help you out, we’ve collated some information on the most suitable jobs. As well as some tips on how to get those jobs. Read on to find out!

Barista

Most (not all) people these days rely on coffee to get them through their workday. Therefore, baristas are well sought after. Barista jobs are often casual, which is exactly what you need as a Uni student. Although this isn’t always the case. 

If you have previous experience in a cafe or you’re already equipped with coffee making skills. Getting a job as a barista should be an easy task. However, if you don’t already have the skills, it’s not difficult to learn them. HITsa offer a 3 day Barista Course that will provide you with the skills to prepare and serve espresso coffee. Once completed, you should be able to find a barista job in no time!

Furthermore, barista work is a suitable job for Uni students. 

Bar Staff

Working behind a bar can be a great job for Uni students, that’s if you’re able to stay up late and you’re potentially willing to give up your weekends. Bar work is convenient for students as it’s mainly night shifts and weekend work. Leaving your weekdays free to attend Uni.

However, if you value your weekends and aren’t willing to sacrifice them to support yourself financially, bar work may not be for you. Unless you find an employer who’s happy to roster you on weeknights only. 

Furthermore, if you’re wanting to work in a bar you’re going to need to get your RSA. RSA training is a 1-day course that provides you with the legal requirements to work within the sale or supply of alcohol. 

HITsa offer this hospitality training online or in-classroom – enrol online today!

Gaming Staff 

Working in a gaming room is again another great job for Uni students. As gaming rooms are often open 7 days a week and until late, it’s quite easy to make room for shifts in your busy Uni schedule. 

However, to work within a gaming room you will need to get your gaming badges. Don’t stress though, these are easy enough to get! And once you have them, it shouldn’t take long to land yourself a job. 

Start by undertaking a Basic Gaming Course and then complete your Advanced Gaming to take it to the next level.

Wait Staff

If you don’t have time or you’re not interested in working late nights, working as a waitress/waiter could be a better option. Wait staff will often get to finish much earlier than bar or gaming staff as most kitchens are only open until 9/10pm. Therefore, you can still manage to juggle work-life and social events on weekends. With your weekdays dedicated to Uni and study.

Completing a Food & Beverage Service course is a great way to get into the hospitality industry.

Uni Students… it’s time to get a job!

Now that you know the best jobs for Uni students – it’s time to go out and get one! Whether you’re wanting to work as a barista or maybe bar work is more you’re thing. All you need to do (well should) is undertake some job ready courses. Especially if you don’t have prior experience in those fields of work. Job ready courses such as RSA Training, Barista Course, Basic Gaming Training and Food & Beverage Service are great ways to get your foot in the door.

Furthermore, HITsa offer all these courses plus more. Enrol online today and equip yourself with the skills you need for your preferred casual job.

Are you interested in working at a venue that sells or serves alcohol? Whether you’re planning on working in a pub, sporting club, cocktail bar or elsewhere – RSA training is mandatory.

An RSA course will cover a range of topics including the service of alcohol and your responsibilities. As well as laws and legislation’s surrounding alcohol and how to assist customers who have consumed it.

Furthermore, if you are wanting to work in a venue that serves, sells or supplies alcohol, you will need to complete RSA training first. Completing an RSA course will improve your resume and increase your chance of employment.

What does RSA stand for?

RSA stands for Responsible Service of Alcohol. The name clearly highlights what you will learn when undertaking the course – how to responsibly serve, sell or supply alcohol. 

When do you need an RSA certificate?

If you want to work within any venue where serving alcohol is involved, you will need to complete an RSA course first. Whether this be for working in a pub, club, restaurant or somewhere else. If you’re serving alcohol, you will need to have your current RSA certificate.

Although this is a requirement, RSA training will teach you all about the alcohol laws in your state. As well as how to responsibly serve alcohol to patrons and what to do in certain situations. Some of the skills you learn within this course may also be useful in other environments. 

Furthermore, if you have your current RSA certificate, you are enhancing your chances of getting a job. This qualification will open up many opportunities within the workforce – especially hospitality.

What will you learn by completing an RSA course? 

Although Responsible Service of Alcohol may seem straight forward to some, an RSA course can be quite eye opening. You may not think about certain situations that may occur and how you would respond to them. As well as certain legislation’s that you may not be aware of.

The main topics covered in Responsible Service of Alcohol training is:

  • how to sell or serve alcohol properly
  • how to assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • communication strategies to refuse the supply of alcohol 
  • current RSA legislation’s in SA

RSA training online vs RSA training from a classroom

Each state in Australia has different requirements for you to work in the sale, supply or service of alcohol. Therefore, each state requires different RSA training and it may or may not be mandatory.

In South Australia, RSA training is a mandatory requirement when working with liquor. Unlike some other states, it can be completed online or in a classroom. And the online course will often be slightly cheaper than the in classroom learning option.

Where to complete an RSA course

RSA courses are easily accessible and can be completed online or in a classroom. Not to mention, they are also very affordable. If you’re looking for RSA training in Adelaide, HITsa offer both online and in classroom courses with experienced trainers.

RSA training – it’s important and mandatory

Furthermore, RSA training is a mandatory requirement in SA and other states if you’re wanting to work within the sale, service or supply of alcohol. RSA Training will generally cost anywhere from $50 – $100 to complete and can be completed online or in a classroom. Again, different states have different legislation’s, so you may or may not be able to complete the course online in other states. Having your RSA certificate will help you greatly when looking for work within the hospitality industry.

HITsa offer RSA training via an online course or in classroom learning. Enquire online today and kick start your career in hospitality. Or in addition, call our friendly staff on 8351 5855 for any questions or queries. 

Trying to find work and applying for jobs all starts from your resume or CV. Meaning your first point of interest from your potential employer would be both of these things. Or maybe even your cover letter, depending on what is required for your application. 

But, if you’re new to the workforce you may not know how to write a resume. And if this is the case, you probably also don’t know how to write a CV. Knowing how to write these documents and when to use them is crucial to finding a job. So, here’s some information and tips to clarify what these are!

What is a CV?

A CV (short for Curriculum Vitae which is Latin for ‘course of life’) is a detailed document highlighting your career and education accomplishments. Which could include information such as; education, research experience, presentations, awards and scholarships.

CV’s are an important document outlining your full working history and achievements. Therefore, you want to make sure it’s powerful and stands out to employers.

What is a Resume?

A resume is generally a 1-2 page document that summarizes the most important information that a prospective employer would need to know.

This would include:

  • Contact Information: name, address, phone number and email.
  • Summary of Qualifications: relevant or impressive qualifications.
  • Work History: present and past employment, include dates, companies, job titles and relevant skills.
  • Education: highest level of education completed.
  • References: always include 2 or 3 references, making sure you ask them for permission prior to.

Your resume could also include relevant achievements, licenses and computer skills. As well as related courses or training that you’ve undertaken/completed. 

When resume writing, make sure you keep the design and layout neat and tidy. Your resume should stand out and catch your employers’ eye.

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is the introduction to your resume. It should be more personal and informative, detailing why you think you are a strong match for the job. Also, do some research on the company and the role you’re applying for. This will help you to reflect your interest in the specific organisation and identify your most relevant skills. As well as show that you are genuinely interested in the role. Rather than using something generic, which would most likely get skimmed over and not read.

Think of your cover letter as a sales pitch, be confident and market your skills. You want to ensure that your cover letter makes the best impression, as this will most likely be your first point of contact.

Furthermore, finish your cover letter by asking the employer to continue and read your resume. And also ask them to contact you. 

For example, ‘I have attached a copy of my resume. I look forward to hearing from you about this position’.

What’s the difference between a CV and a resume?

The main differences between a resume and a CV are length, what info is included and the purpose of the document. CV’s don’t have a length limit, depending on how much career experience you have or don’t have. Your CV could be 2 pages long to 4 pages long. Whereas a resume will generally be 1-2 pages max. A CV will detail your entire academic career and a resume will summarise your skills and work experience. 

Most commonly, CV’s are applicable when applying for positions in; medical fields, academia and scientific research. This being because a CV will include info about your research, teaching experience, awards, grants and projects. While resumes include the more basic and straight forward details that are relevant to the job you’re applying for. Therefore, a resume is the most common document requested when looking for work.

Is it bad if you have them confused?

It’s not a disaster if you’ve been confused between a CV and a resume. In Australia, CV’s are often used interchangeably with a resume. Which means they are referred to as the same thing – most of the time.

In other countries CV’s are used primarily when applying for jobs within the following fields; education, scientific, medical and academic.

When applying for these roles in Australia, it would be more beneficial to follow the layout of a CV rather than a resume. Use your judgement for what document would be more suitable for your application. Otherwise, most advertisements will state what they request from their candidates. Which will most commonly be a cover letter and resume. 

You’re ready to start resume writing!

Now that you know the basics of how to write a resume and how to write a cv… it’s time to get resume writing! Always ensure your documents include relevant and accurate information. And most importantly, make sure the layout is neat and easy to read with no mistakes. You want to impress your potential employer with these documents as they will probably be your first point of contact. Therefore, your first impression. 

Looking for work can be tough, so make sure you start off on the right foot (a great CV, resume and cover letter). Simply do that and you should find yourself with a job in no time.

Lastly, if you’re looking for work make sure you check out the Jobs Board which is updated daily. Keep your eye on it and start applying today! 

Working within hospitality can include bars, kitchens, restaurants and of course, gaming rooms. Most Hotels will have a gaming room consisting of pokies, with some also having TAB, Keno and Lotto. However, not all Hotels will have a gaming room. 

Working in a gaming room may mean that you are required to work long, late hours. But, to be able to do this you need to have the right badges. When working behind a bar and serving alcohol you will be required to have your RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certificate. Likewise, to work within a gaming room you need to have your RSG (Responsible Service of Gaming) certificate.

Gaming work can open plenty of doors to new working opportunities. As well as teach you new skills, traits and how to handle big responsibilities. But, how do you get yourself a job within a gaming room? And what does it take to become a gaming employee?

What is a gaming room?

A gaming room can be found in many different establishments, which can include; surf clubs, sporting clubs, hotels, cruise ships and casinos. Most commonly, hotels and sporting clubs will feature gaming machines, TAB machines, Keno and lottery. Whereas casinos will feature a lot more gaming machines, as well as poker, black jack, roulette and many other gambling games. 

Gaming training

To work within a gaming room, you must complete certain gaming training and courses first. Basic Gaming Training must be completed by all gaming employees within 3 months of commencing work. Whereas a gaming manager must complete both Basic Gaming Training and Advanced Gaming Training. The required training must be completed through an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) within 3 months of starting within that role.

Basic Gaming Training

Basic Gaming is a requirement for all gaming employees who have not previously undertaken gaming training. Completing the course will provide you with the necessary qualifications to work within a gaming room. Basic Gaming takes 3 days to complete and includes a mix of theory and practical study.

Furthermore, having your gaming badges will be beneficial when applying for hospitality jobs. You will be able to work throughout different areas of the hotel or club which will make you a more favourable potential employee.

Advanced Gaming Training

All gaming managers must complete Advanced Gaming Training within 3 months of commencing work within that role. This course will roughly take 5 hours to complete.

In addition, gaming employees must maintain their level of knowledge through repeat training every two years.

Duties of a gaming employee

As a gaming employee you may be responsible for completing tasks such as: 

  • paying out winnings
  • refilling hoppers and tiny-tellers
  • counting drop boxes at closure of gaming room
  • record winnings and payouts 
  • provide assistance to gamers where needed
  • review and record suspected problem gamblers
  • remove disruptive people from gaming area when needed

Land a job

Some hospitality jobs will often require you to be able to work throughout all areas of the venue. Therefore, it’s great to complete both your RSA and Basic Gaming prior to applying for jobs. This will make you a more favourable and flexible potential employee as you already hold the requirements needed.

Furthermore, working within a gaming room comes with many responsibilities. To work in a gaming room you need to complete Basic Gaming Training within 3 months of employment. Completing this course provides you with the badge you need to work within a gaming room and also trains you on how to operate gaming machines, handle problem gambling and more.

HITsa Training and Employment offer affordable gaming training in Adelaide. Enrol in the Basic Gaming Course today, then continue on to complete the Advanced Gaming Course.

Lastly, check out the Jobs Board if you’re looking for hospitality jobs or gaming jobs in Adelaide.