Tasmanian Hospitality Review - February / March 2023


Fee-Free TAFE in 2023

grow by upskilling new and existing staff,” Mr Dreher said.

If you’re looking to upskill in 2023, there’s still time to access TasTAFE Drysdale’s fee-free hospitality and tourism courses.

To be eligible for a fee-free place people must be:

• a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, or • of working age.

Fee-free places are available across a number of courses including:

• Certificate II in Baking • Certificate II and III in Hospitality • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, Certificate III in Tourism • Drysdale Housekeeping Essentials; and • The Front Office Experience. TasTAFE CEO, Grant Dreher, said via an agreement between the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, TasTAFE is providing fee free places to those wanting to train, retrain or upskill. “Fee-free courses will help address skills shortages in the hospitality industry by removing the fee barrier to access training. They will also assist businesses to

“We see greater access to our training as a win for our learners, industry and the community,” Mr Dreher said.

Fee-free hospitality and tourism courses are available in Hobart, Devonport and Launceston and may be on-campus, a mix of on-campus and online, or in the workplace, depending on the course. Fee-Free TAFE is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments, providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Apply now for a TasTAFE fee-free course at: www. tastafe.tas.edu.au/fee-free.


Enrol Here

VXT has scheduled the next Mentoring in Tourism & Hospitality Training Program in St Helens commencing April 17-18 and a further day on May 22. The program is designed specifically for those who are looking at furthering their career in tourism and hospitality.

Dates: Location:

April 17-18 and May 22 St Helens

VXT has partnered with Registered Training Organisation, National Food Institute (RTO ID 3821) to deliver training in a mentoring program that has been put together specifically for the hospitality and tourism industries in Tasmania. The program includes accredited units: BSBLDR411, BSBLDR413 and BSBXTW401.

For more information and to enrol in the program please visit our website at www.vxt.org.au/mith


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