New Year, New Beginnings
New Year, New Beginnings
HITsa is expanding it's offering in 2023 with the addition of
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care now on scope.
Consultation with industry has ensured this offering will be up to current industry needs and standards.
HITsa plans to roll out this course at our Salisbury and Clarence Gardens sites.
Stay tuned for more information and upcoming course dates.
Register your interest for more information: [email protected]
New Neighbours, New Look
UPDATE on Salisbury's bright and bubbly new look.
HITsa welcomes it's students for 2023 - 85A John Street, Salisbury 5108.
Salisbury Church and John Street Revitalisation
Salisbury Council are currently undergoing construction works to revitalise our local church and John Street. This will bring our local City Centre a fresh new look with meeting spaces, public artworks, greenery and a range of new and exciting experiences for visitors, shoppers, diners and workers.
HITsa is very excited to have a fresh look for the community and looking forward to seeing the finalised project!
2022 What a Year for Health
Ever wonder where the year has gone and what was achieved when tidying up the office for the end of year?
HITsa's Health Training CoOrdinator looked back over 2022 statistics, which showed 93 students graduating in their studies for Certificate 3 Individual Support across the year.
HITsa is proud to take part in skilling up SA's workforce in this industry which continues to expand and grow.
Healthcare & Social Assistance Workforce Needs You
Did you know? The Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry, including Aged Care, Disability Care, Early Childhood Care and Youth and Community Care, is Australia's Largest Industry.
National Employment for the sector is projected to grow to over 2 million workers by 2025 (source: ABS Labour Source Survey).
If you want to join an industry with huge demand, where you can make a difference to people's lives, reach out to HITsa to discuss our training options to get you started, including:
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
HITsa and Maxima partnership for Aged Care
Maxima, in partnership with HITsa and the Government of South Australia, will be running a pre-employment program to place 20 graduates into Supported Aged Care Traineeships to support skills growth through traineeship opportunities in the Aged Care Sector.
The traineeships are offered in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015, with Maxima providing a number of additional, tailored services to support successful placements. Standard and additional services will include:
Standard Group Training Services:
- Management of traineeship recruitment and employer registration
- Signing of Training Contract
- Payment of wages and on-costs
- Engagement of appropriate Registered Training by HITsa
- Ongoing mentoring and support to the trainee/apprentcie to maximise the chance of a successful outcome
Additional Services provided through the Supported Aged Care Traineeship Program include fully subsidised:
- Local Advertising and group information sessions
- Pre-screening including relevant clearances and checks
- Physical and psychometric testing
- Full-day first aid training (accredited)
- 1/2 day Manual Handling course
- Full-day 'Personal Stressors in the Workplace'
- 2 days 'Meet Personal Support Needs'
- 2hr 'Supervisor Training' to develop host supervisor's mentoring and training skills
- Uniforms: supplied pants, shirts and shoes
- Training Management and Coordination
- Post-traineeship employment support (assistance to find ongoing placements)
Transition to Work - Certificate III in Retail
HITsa recently delivered Certificate III in Retail to another eager group of Transition to Work / Workskil participants.
Training concluded with a group lunch where students chatted about the course and celebrated their successful completion.
Word has it that the students found the Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee unit the highlight of their training.
We wish them the best for their applications for employment - and a huge Congratulations go to those who have already gained employment at The Body Shop and RM Williams.
Happy Faces from trainer Judith and the TTW Students @ Salisbury
HITSA teams up with atWork Australia
Towards the end of 2022, HITsa teamed up with a local atWork Australia branch in Salisbury, the goal being to transition participants successfully into the workforce.
Students engaged in training offering basic hospitality skills - with qualifications that could lead them to gain employment within the hospitality industry.
HITsa congratulates those students who gained their Responsible Service Of Alcohol certificate - they are thrilled to use their qualification towards their developing careers.
atWork Australia Students 'hands on' at Responsible Service of Alcohol
Local Jobs Project
Workforce Australia Local Jobs is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
This Government initiative offers participants a great interactive experience. Students receive skills training for entry level roles in hospitality or retail, with the opportunity to meet with local employers who are looking for staff.
Below, a few of our students acquired skills to Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee using industry standard commercial espresso machines and grinders.
We teach and demonstrate the art of coffee making, followed by the students, who then can make the various espresso coffees found in Café and Restaurants today. The course also includes how to clean and maintain coffee equipment and food safety.
'Go Hospo!' students learning the 'hands on' required skills to Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
'Go Hospo!' gets jobs
Congratulations to 'Go Hospo!' participant Emily who secured employment with a host employer the Matthews Group.
Representing the Matthews Group, Katy met with each Go Hospo group at Salisbury, expressing how they are always actively seeking staff and those jobs they were currently trying to fill. Leaving students with her business card, Emily reached out to Katy that day and commenced employment the day after training had completed! Emily loves her job in hospitality and particularly enjoys the patron interaction. As well as making some great friends, the skills acquired as a result of this training have been valuable in her employment.
Get Ready for Cleaning Skill Set SSDIS01006
Student Testimonal by Jayden S
"HITsa was a surprising and refreshing take on what most have come to understand and expect from training and employment services. As someone who has personally specialised in multiple training courses, I had come to realise that a lot of companies that offer such services had been somewhat lacking in multiple areas, whether that would be confusing sections within our supplied learning booklets, unenthusiastic lecturers or lacking facilities.
However, when I arrived at HITsa and was immediately greeted by the wonderful desk staff, and promptly received a tour of the establishment, along with having a pleasant talk with a number of the lecturers and coordinaters, I could immediately tell that those at HITsa were passionate about the work they were conducting, and were just as excited as I was to be part of growing my skill set.
To start off, the establishment and the facilities themselves are compact but perfect for anything a student would need. Students are provided with a shared kitchen, as well as a fridge, microwave, boiling water, tea, coffee, milo and a jar of biscuits. They also provide milk and skim milk for students to freely use.
The curriculum itself was thoroughly enjoyable, with a majority of the work being direct and hands on, giving me the opportunity to place what I had learned in the classroom into real life situations. The booklets were easy to understand and coherent, and made no waste of effort in focusing on what we would be dealing with on a daily basis inside the working environment, allowing me to feel confident to step out into the work force.
The greatest asset that HITsa has is their staff. Every single member of the HITsa team were enthusiastic and enjoyable to learn from, and most importantly, were clearly interested and knowledgeable in the fields that they were teaching to students. There was never a moment where I had a question to ask, that a lecturer wasn't able to answer confidently.
I'm extremely thankful to HITsa for everything they have done for me through my time with them, and I'll certainly have them in mind whenever I'm interested in taking on another course that they provide."
If you thought the fundamentals of cleaning were basic, think again. Come and try our cleaning skill set training for full industry knowledge standards in under 2 short weeks!
Clarence Gardens 01.02.2023-10.02.2023
Meet the Trainer
Nicole has been a trainer at HITsa for many years.
Where were you born:
I was born right here in Adelaide at the old Queen Victoria Hospital.
Tell us about your family:
Being from European heritage, I have a very big family who are situated all over the world and interstate. Here in Adelaide, I live with my husband and 3 children in the western suburbs.
If you had to pick one strength you bring to the team, what would that be:
I'm very passionate about training to a high standard, always striving to bring my best self to work and especially for my students. It's really a very rewarding experience to have students who you see grow and develop through their apprenticeship or traineeships and complete their studies with skills, abilities, and confidence in their chosen industry.
What have you taught previously:
I teach cookery, hospitality, business, and leadership as well as RSA and coffee training.
What is your proudest achievement:
My proudest achievement is becoming a mum and raising my beautiful girls and stepson. A job with endless hours, sweat and (sometimes) tears but the most rewarding, fulfilling, and joyous thing I've ever done.
Being sworn into council as a councillor for City I Charles Sturt West Woodville Ward.
This, being my very first experience with running in council elections I have had to learn very quickly about the election process and all that is involved. I am so proud, that my husband can be proud of his wife, that my children can be proud of their Mum, as she had an idea, put in the hard work and won.
CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support
01.11.2022 Christine W
01.11.2022 Sherelyn N
25.11.2022 Alix M
25.11.2022 Crystal B
29.11.2022 Georgia T
29.11.2022 Dorothy E
29.11.2022 Hayley J
SIT30616 Certificate III Hospitality
23.11.2022 Jamie C
SIT30816 Certificate III Commercial Cookery
07.11.2022 Sarah B
07.11.2022 Ben H
07.11.2022 Amy S