Meeting the Skills-Needs for SA Cooks and Chefs Project

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Thirty young South Australians will get a head-start to become the next generation of future ‘Master Chefs’ and hospitality front-of-house, hospitality-sector professionals, in a new pilot project.

 

The Meeting the Skills-Needs for SA Cooks and Chefs project combines on-the-job training with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or Certificate III in Hospitality, delivered by the Quality Training and Hospitality College at Wayville.

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The project, led by the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia, will pilot a new model of apprenticeship training delivery, grouping sets of job-related skills to be delivered through increasingly complex menus, instead of the standard unit-by-unit approach.

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Participants will gain a full set of skills, preparing them to work on a station in the kitchen or in other restaurant roles earlier, thereby increasing productivity and meeting employer needs in the hospitality sector.

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The South Australian Government has provided more than $80,000 funding for the project including employment brokerage, workplace mentoring and engagement, with highly-skilled and experienced chefs who will support the apprentices in their learning and development

Minister Pisoni and Sally Neville launching Cook project