Free courses to 'upskill' over summer

Free courses to 'upskill' over summer

TAFE NSW Wetherill Park are offering three free hospitality summer skills courses to "upskill" over the summer months.

The courses are part of the state government funded Summer Skills, Lockdown Learning and Job Trainer program.

The courses being offered are:

  • The Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista skills).
  • The Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Skills (RSA and RCG).
  • The Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Skills.

TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby said they are offering free training in courses aligned to meet the skills needs of businesses in NSW, such as aviation, construction, cyber security and hospitality. More than 20,000 people have already enrolled in fee-free Lockdown Learning courses.

"TAFE NSW has assisted thousands of people with free training to upskill themselves or their staff, enhance their job prospects, or begin retraining for a new career," Mr Faurby said.

"With HSC exams underway, Summer Skills offers school leavers free short courses to upskill over the summer months, in courses such as Medical Terminology, Design and Build a Website, and Retail Customer Service."

Head of Tourism and Experience Service Skills Team at TAFE NSW, Marion Fitzpatrick said many of the courses are being offered online.

"Which means that no matter where you are located you can take up the opportunity to boost your employability and gain new skills," Ms Fitzpatrick said.

"The Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista Skills) is being offered at the local Wetherill Park campus, and is a great opportunity for school leavers to learn practical and customer-focused skills.

"Students will learn how to extract espresso and texture milk according to beverage type, combine and serve a variety of espresso beverages, hygiene procedures, as well as transferrable skills such as how to multi-task and time management."