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2023 Donations

At HITsa, we believe that every individual should be able to access quality training and development opportunities.

We have committed HITsa Charitable Fund, the rebranded Booze Brothers Staff Charitable Fund, to be our vehicle that drives this endeavour.

This month we were delighted to connect with four amazing South Australian charities who we have selected to be the recipients of 2023 HITsa Charitable Fund donations.

Seeds of Affinity - Pathways for Women

A not-for profit volunteer run community group established by and for women with lived prison experience.

It was founded in 2006 by Linda Fisk and her ex-parole officer Anna Kemp to address the gaps in the services provided to women in prison and particularly upon release. 
The women meet each Tuesday and Friday where they prepare a shared lunch and work on saleable products.  The social enterprise funds the group’s work, creating screen printed tea towels, tote bags, soap and other toiletries.
The Group also supports the women in prison through advocacy work. In the hope that building relationships will empower women to reach out to Seeds of Affinity upon release to ease the feelings of loneliness and isolation we all experience when trying to change our lives.
Seeds also conducts a lot of lobbying and meetings with the Government to improve conditions for women in prison.

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Circle of Friends Australia [Jobs Café Initiative] - Local community groups who support asylum seekers and refugees living in the community, or visit those in detention.  Circle of Friends welcome and assist asylum seekers and refugees with the difficult process of establishing themselves in Australia, or with the challenges of detention and the asylum application process.

“The “Jobs Café” initiative facilitates individuals in their search for employment.  There is no physical café.  The initiative involves the meeting and mentoring of individuals and evolved as a response to the significant number of people who are demoralised by constant rejection in their efforts to secure work....and the recognition that in our community the establishment and maintenance of a person’s dignity is tied to being employed.

Gold Foundation - Providing support for young people on the Autism Spectrum and their families and now approaching its 15th year of operations.
Gold Foundation operates Australia’s-first ‘Shine Like Gold!’ Mobile Café social innovation project to provide supported employment to young autistic superheroes.
Through its supported employment environment, the ‘Shine Like Gold!’ Mobile Café is helping young autistic people achieve greatly improved social and communication skills, improved psychological wellbeing, social and community inclusion, improved family life, and greater opportunities for the future.

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Kickstart for Kids is a South Australian Children’s Charity founded on the belief that every child, regardless of their social or economic background, should have an equal chance to succeed. Kickstart for Kids facilitates this belief by running school breakfast and lunch programs, mentoring programs and providing basic clothing and healthcare support in South Australian schools.

Future Pathways is a mentoring program created to continue empowering and supporting disadvantaged children.  Students participate in a variety of learning-based activities paired with specific education/social skills outcomes.  Each activity connects different qualities and attributes to real-life scenarios, and strengthens participants’ teamwork and problem-solving skills, pushing them out of their comfort zones and developing resilience, perseverance, and knowledge in different settings.

Opening month @ Mount Barker

HITsa held it's official Open Day last month where Mount Barker and Regional representatives of local employment providers, council, local schools alliance, employers as well as representatives of the offices for Rebekha Sharkie MP and Dan Cregan MP were welcomed to the new Mount Barker campus.

Guests on the day took the opportunity to network over lunch and a barista made coffee, courtesy of our industry standard espresso coffee machines, followed by a tour of the kitted out training facility. Thank you to all who attended and HITsa is excited to continue to meet industry training needs.

Prepare & Serve Espresso Coffee Training

Short courses have officially started! Mount Barker kicked off with Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee training. Here’s a look at what’s been happening:

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Seats filling fast for the below short courses - book in early!

Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol | SITHFAB002 | 1 day course

24.07.2023 | 21.08.2023 | 18.09.2023 | 23.10.2023

Prepare & Serve Espresso Coffee | SITHFAB005 | 3 day course

01.08.2023 | 05.09.2023 | 03.10.2023 | 07.11.2023

Certificate III | Individual Support NOW @ Mount Barker

HITsa is excited to be launching Certificate III in Individual Support at it's Mount Barker campus.

Blended Training Delivery - combination of external online learning with classroom training each week.

Start anytime with our rolling intake. START NOW to complete training by September 2023. To enrol and secure your place, book here

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Banner reads Retail Immersion Mt Barker

HITsa in conjunction with Workforce Australia ran an entry level retail skills program funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

The project consisted of two training programs that ran in May and June. These were the first courses to be delivered at HITsa's new Mount Barker site.

Each course ran for 3 weeks.  Attendance was exemplary and all participants successfully completed the program.  The students all expressed that the skills they learnt will assist with their employment prospects.

In addition to gaining employment skills, participants also addressed personal barriers through their involvement.  Participation provided experience with routine and purpose through the commitment of attending classes each day, building personal confidence through interactions with new people and active participation in group activities and a sense of achievement by seeing a task through from start to finish with a successful result.

Pictured below sees students engaged in theory and practical training, creating a merchandise display.

The Workforce Australia Local Jobs program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.


Hospitality SYC Superstars

HITsa successfully ran a 2 week Hospitality Pre-Employment program in June in partnership with SYC at the HITsa Clarence Gardens training site. All participants successfully completed the program to support them into industry employment.

Over the course of 2 weeks, the students were equipped with a variety of accredited units of training such as Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol, Basic Gaming, Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety as well as non-accredited practical skills training in Food and Beverage service and introduction to Espresso Coffee training.

We look forward to watching the participants journey into industry employment, progress as a result of this program.

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SYC participants pictured here with trainer Gemma

Student Testimonials

"I found all of my trainers to be friendly. They encouraged and assisted me to complete my course work." Sylvia"A great pre-employment program that provides a lot of extremely helpful and relevant skills in a positive and friendly environment, with very supportive and knowledgeable trainers." Andrew"Was a fantastic experience with great instructors that encouraged a safe and fun experience and answered all questions we had." Lachlan
"I have enjoyed my pre-employment training short course for an opportunity to work in hospitality and gaming. The course covered RSA, Gaming and an Intro to Coffee making, with food hygiene and basic serving skills. Trainers Gemma, Lizzy and Kelly were all extremely knowledgeable and experienced and they were really helpful and good at their jobs" Margaret"The course was enjoyable and fun. The practicals were very fun and the teachers were lovely. Was fun to act as an aggressive intoxicated customer, I would personally love more practical activities. Makes the course so much more fun. It's good to re-inact real life situations. I would suggest others to complete the course themselves. Very inclusive and understanding." Chelsea

Home Support Pre-Employment Program @ Victor Harbour

HITsa has continued it's commitment to deliver in the regional SA, partnering with Apprenticeship Careers Australia for a Home Support Pre-Employment Program during June.

This short program was tailored to provide job ready skills for industry needs and included training in Safe Work Practices, First Aid, Infection Control, Manual Handling and Personal Care.

10 students participated in the program, reporting "they all thoroughly enjoyed the program and thought HITsa trainers were brilliant and very happy with the formal training and venue". We look forward to hearing about their transition into personal care traineeships.

Please reach out to our team via [email protected] if you are interested in a pre-employment program or training tailored to your needs.

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Commercial Cleaning Students | Done + Dusted!

HITsa congratulates these students on their recent course completion. Staff and trainers at HITsa Clarence Gardens enjoyed seeing their faces on campus during the past 12 months. We celebrated with a shared lunch on the last theory day with awesome trainer Lizzy.

Student Testimonials

All the tutors are experienced and knowledgeable.

They are patient and caring, it helps a lot to complete this course as I am from a non-English background.

The overall course is structured and covers everything you need and is practical. This will definitely help you with your job.

Lizzie is highly recommended and is the best person you can expect as she runs most classes.

Peiji S

I have found the time here has been very knowledgeable as I am working in the industry.

I have improved my skills in the workplace and find the teachers amazing especially Lizzie!

She is helpful, caring and friendly I would highly recommend HITsa for study.

Anna S

Began training in October 2022 at HITsa Clarence Gardens and have very much enjoyed the experience.

I have learned so much about Commercial Cleaning and how to properly use chemicals and equipment.

I have had Lizzie as the main trainer and she is full of knowledge to do with the industry.

I now have confidence in what I am doing is right!

John F

If you would like to find out more about this qualification please hit the button below

Introducing Business Manager, Jodie

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Jodie has commenced at HITsa to support and develop our retail training.  She has extensive experience in customer service, having managed a self storage business, Store Ur Stuff, for the past 11 years. 

Actually, Jodie didn’t have to travel far for her new HITsa opportunity – HITsa and Store Ur Stuff are co-located at Clarence Gardens!

Jodie has hit the ground running at HITsa, completing the co-ordination of two successful Local Jobs Program activities – Go Hospo! and Retail Immersion.  Now Jodie’s focus is to manage and grow HITsa’s retail training.

“Up until recently, Marc Paxton has facilitated much of HITsa’s retail training.  He recently stepped away from training to take on his own new business venture.  I am excited for the opportunity to be HITsa’s Retail Training Business Manager.  I am looking forward to connecting with businesses and working for the success of both the trainee and business”  Jodie said.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a retail traineeship, please get in touch – [email protected]

Food Handlers Training Title

Are you ready for the deadline?

SA Businesses are required to designate a Food Safety Supervisor to comply with standards.

HITsa has created two course offerings to meet these standards (depending on your requirements) with:

Food Safety Supervision Skill Set SITSS00069

combining 'Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety SITXFSA005' & 'Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices SITXFSA006'.

This skill set is for food handling personnel or food safety supervisors working in tourism, hospitality and catering organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises, and smaller food preparation or bar areas. Food businesses have a legal responsibility to make sure food handlers have food safety skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene line with the work they do.

Under Standard 3.2.2A, businesses who handle unpackaged potentially hazardous foods, and sell or serve them as ready to eat food must appoint a Food Safety Supervisor. This may include restaurants and takeaways, caterers, food vans, child care centres, deli’s who slice meats and serve salads, and service stations selling pies and hot dogs.

This training provides you with the nationally recognised unit required in your role as a Food Safety supervisor.

Handle Food Safely in a Retail Environment SIRRFSA001

Food businesses have a legal responsibility to make sure food handlers have food safety skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene line with the work they do.

Under Standard 3.2.2A, businesses who handle unpackaged potentially hazardous foods, and sell or serve them as ready to eat food must appoint a Food Safety Supervisor

This may include restaurants and takeaways, caterers, food vans, child care centres, deli’s who slice meats and serve salads, and service stations selling pies and hot dogs.

This training provides you with the nationally recognised unit of training required in your role as a Food Safety supervisor.

HITsa is delivering both courses through blended delivery at all three sites - Salisbury, Mount Barker and Clarence Gardens. Students are to complete theory work on-line prior to attending a 2 hour practical assessment session. Cost $150 per person.

Regional and Group sessions available - email mailto:[email protected]

Both courses are blended delivery including online and face-to-face training. Book online here

HITsa Short Courses

10.07.2023SalisburyBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
10.07.2023SalisburyBar Operations
17.07.2023Clarence GardensAdvanced Gaming (non-accredited)
18.07.2023Clarence GardensPrepare and Serve Cocktails
19.07.2023Clarence GardensPrepare and serve espresso coffee
24.07.2023Clarence GardensProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
24.07.2023Mount BarkerProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
26.07.2023Clarence GardensBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
31.07.2023SalisburyProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
01.08.2023Mount BarkerPrepare and serve espresso coffee
07.08.2023SalisburyPrepare and serve espresso coffee
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