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Go Hospo @ Tauondi College

HITsa offered it's "Go Hospo!" program at Taoundi Community College this month. "Go Hospo!" is a Workforce Australia Local Jobs Activity for the Northern Region, funded by the Federal Government. It's a great training initiative funded by the government for those who have been out of work and are looking to gain some new skills and knowledge of the hospitality industry.

Each unit is delivered to be fun and engaging!

Hear it from the students themselves:

"I found the GO Hospo course to be fantastic! All trainers have been amazing, always helpful and made learning easy and fun. The skills and confidence I have gained are more than I expected. I definitely feel ready to go out and get a job" Tashara. C

"I like this course. It gives people a lot of good knowledge about hospitality and how to work as a team with class mates. I met good people and have secured friends. I'm grateful for HITsa providing us a nice lunch everyday. Thank you for everything!" Evgeny. K

"I thought it was a great course, never thought I would be making cappuccinos or would see so much insight of how certain things are like in the hospitality industry." Kristopher. S

"In this training I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills. Our trainers have been absolutely amazing, very respectful and helpful in this training. I have learned things that I didn't know about. This course has helped me understand things I couldn't and has prepared me for the hospitality work in the future. I would highly recommend anyone that is looking for any support with employment or wanting to gain new skills and industry knowledge to take on training through HITsa as they will offer amazing service." Penni.V

"The last 3 weeks have been great. I have learned lots of new skills that I will continue to use throughout my life. The trainers are great, very understanding and friendly. I'm thankful for having this opportunity. Thank you HITsa!" Rachel. E

Students practice their Barista Skills in the Tauondi College Coffee Van

The T-shirt tells the story

To say trainer Nicole enjoys her job is an understatement. Her passion and desire to see students succeed at every corner is never questioned.

Nicole is pictured here with "Go Hospo" students on their last day of training at Salisbury. These students have loved training and presented her with this T-shirt as a parting gift - proudly worn by Nicole.

As they say a picture can tell a story and this is most certainly the case.

#1 Trainer Nicole with "Go Hospo!" students

NEW SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality...... GO!

Newly signed up Hospitality Trainees started their qualifications during the last few weeks. Qualification content has just been updated - providing students exposure to brand new and up-to-date content and facilities.

Coach Others in Job Skills [SITXHRM007] is a unit of training which allows for team building strategy and this group of trainees first class - it's a great unit to start on with so many fresh faces.

HITsa welcomes new partnerships with The Largs Pier, Peninsula Hotel, The Gully Public House and Garden and Walkers Arms, to name a few.

Student making a mocktail

Bar Operations

@ Clarence Gardens

HITsa ran it's first Bar Operations course for 2023 at Clarence Gardens in it's freshly renovated Hospitality Training Room.

HITsa recently updated unit content for it's SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality.

HITsa actively offers up-to-date content for all it's courses. Trainers share references to real life experience with students making classes fun, engaging and enjoyable.

Students enjoyed demonstrating their practical skills at the new site, with the new content of Certificate III Hospitality.

Pictured here are students Hannah and Elliza, who made amazing Mocktail creations at the class.

Student creating mocktail


HITsa partnered with SYC during March to deliver a hospitality pre-employment program to successful candidates.

These candidates will complete a two week intensive course, progressing the participants through to employment across multiple venues on the picturesque Glenelg Marina.


ACA Pre-employment Courses Going Strong

HITsa has been running these courses back to back since the end of January. So far over 40 students have successfully completed the course.

Students learn many different skills over seven days, including CPR, Manual Handling and Personal Care Skills. These units incorporate many skills such as showering, shaving and feeding, to name a few.

There has been a lot of positive feedback from the students. Below are a few comments from recent graduates:

"I loved the hands on experience"
"The trainers and their knowledge, as well as how they engage the students and guiding them throughout the course"
"The training was extremely well organised and in depth"
"Gaining valuable knowledge from both the theory and practical classes"
"Hearing real life stories from the trainers"
"The ability to ask questions and get answers that are relevant"

Feedback from Clarence Gardens students

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Mid North

HITsa has been across Adelaide and Regional SA this month, delivering training to Jobseekers and Apprentices.

Port Pirie, Clare and Nuriootpa

HITsa delivered short courses in Hospitality to Job Seekers registered with one of it's partners, Atwork Australia.

Students completed Practical Skills & Theory at both the Clare Town Hall and Bentley's Hotel, gaining accredited units Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol, Process Financial Transactions and Basic Gaming.

Thanks for having us - HITsa trainers and staff wish these participants success in finding employment within the industry.

Murray Bridge

HITsa partnered with Youth Options to deliver Hospitality and Retail training to participants in Murray Bridge, preparing participants for work in the industry.

So far this cohort of students have completed their Food Hygiene, Espresso Coffee and Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol training. Over the coming weeks they will learn about Working Effectively in a Service environment, Balancing and Securing Point of Sale, Engaging a Customer and Communication Skills in the Workplace.

VET @ Trinity Senior College

BSB30220 Certificate III Business and Entrepreneurship

Guest Speaker and Student in Class

The Future is looking Bright @ Trinity College

HITsa now offers the qualification BSB30220 Certificate III Business and Entrepreneurship.

A group of Trinity students from Year 10-12 with business minds and a path for their future aspirations recently started this qualification with HITsa.

HITsa delivers training each week at the college, equipping these entrepreneurs with tools to direct them on the right path.

Guest speaker Jaxon P started his brand as a gift for his partner overseas. The group were keen to hear from a young person who started his business from the ground up and to hear how his ideas came together and what road blocks he has faced.

The students are a keen and passionate group with budding Real Estate agents, Artists and Dentists among them.

VET with Cabra Dominican College

Cabra Dominican College students have become masters of coffee making, training at HITsa Clarence Gardens during March.

The students gained the accredited units "Hygiene Practices for Food Safety" and "Prepare and serve Espresso Coffee", accumulating points toward their SACE through stackable VET, as well as gaining employment ready skills.

The students had the following to say about their experience:

The prepare and serve espresso coffee course run through HITsa, is a great short course where the class and I were able to gain irreplaceable life skills and a useful qualification to help us for any further employment. Over the three days I learnt many important skills that I will now have for life, I learnt the importance of good hygiene, WHS, and of course the practical component on learning how to make coffees. A big thank you to Nicole and all the staff who helped us gain our qualifications, who helped us along the way, making the course fun and enjoyable, teaching us the skills we now have. we couldn’t have done it without them.” Grace M

“ I enjoyed this course because I finally learnt how to make good hot drinks. The trainers really helped me.” Saara, Year 12

“I just want to start my own coffee business right now. I really enjoyed making the coffees.” Noah, Year 12

“The HITsa Barista Course was a very informative experience with interactive staff who seem like they genuinely wanted people to pass. It was informative and clear on the steps needed to complete the course. The staff pointed out our strengths and weaknesses and told us how to correct them.” Matthew, Year 12

“Learning to become a barista opened potential career paths, that has really helped those who don't know what to do after school, as we are in our final year. We learned about coffee inside and out – from growing the beans to serving coffee aesthetically pleasingly. HITSA made it fun, enjoyable, informative, and most importantly not boring.” Ben, Year 12  

“I enjoyed doing the barista course as I learned to work with new equipment. I learnt new skills and gained knowledge in an industry I am familiar with. I learnt how to make black and white coffee while becoming more efficient” Rio, Year 12

Would you or your school like to find out more about HITsa's VET options?

HITsa delivers RSA to Salisbury Youth

HITsa continues to partner with Twelve25 Youth Centre to deliver Responsible Service of Alcohol as part of their Youth Employment Program.

The comprehensive 1-day program delivered at our Salisbury site covers a range of topics including how to:

  • sell or serve alcohol responsibly
  • assist customers to drink within appropriate limits
  • assess alcohol affected customers and identify customers to whom sale or service must be refused
  • refuse to provide alcohol where appropriate

Students are now able to work in a role that involves the sale/supply of alcohol.

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HITsa Trainer Completes Dementia Training

HITsa delivers CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) across our Salisbury and Clarence Gardens sites.

To ensure that we are delivering the most up to date training relevant to industry, HITsa Trainers regularly complete professional development in their field.

We recognise the importance of personal carers having a good understanding of Dementia to support our ageing community.

Most recently, our trainers completed Enhancing Emotional Wellbeing in Dementia. This training included:

Wellbeing changes in dementia, Intimacy and sexuality in dementia, Suicidal ideation and escalation of concerns, Communication, engagement and sentence structure, Transition points and adjustment difficulties, Practical daily skills, Advice for families; Self-care, reduction of burnout and compassion fatigue.

"I really enjoyed this professional development training - it highlighted the importance and impacts of family relationships on people living with dementia. I was reassured that we are delivering a high standard of dementia training to HITsa students" Hitesha

Short Courses

03.04.2023Clarence GardensProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
06.04.2023SalisburyProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
12.04.2023SalisburyPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
17.04.2023Clarence GardensBasic Gaming (CBS^ Approved)
20.04.2023Clarence GardensProvide Responsible Service of Alcohol
24.04.2023Clarence GardensAdvanced Gaming (non-accredited)
26.04.2023Clarence GardensPrepare and Serve Espresso Coffee

Certificate III Business

08.03.2023 Tameka R

08.03.2023 Darrin A

Certificate III Hospitality

02.03.2023 Hannah S

Certificate IV Leadership

20.03.2023 Jake W

20.03.2023 Agnieszka F