There is a wide range of professional courses available in Australia, some of which are mandatory (RSA course or WHITE CARD). In order to fast track your job search campaign, you may consider completing one of the following professional short courses.
UNDERSTAND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
It is mandatory for all liquor serving or selling staff to have a LAB approved RSA Certificate. The RSA Certificate is only valid in the state where it was obtained.
Responsible Service of Alcohol is about providing strategies for all levels of the liquor service industry to minimise the harm associated with the misuse and abuse of alcohol by any person. This training program approved by the liquor Administration Board has been designed for use by licensed premises staff, it provides guidelines to encourage a professional approach with responsible practices and procedures in relation to the serving or selling of alcoholic products.
KNOW THE LAW
Responsible Conduct of Gambling is a mandatory training program designed for hoteliers, secretary managers and staff of hotels and registered clubs in NSW with gaming machines. The guidelines contained in this program aim to encourage a responsible, caring and professional approach towards gambling. This training program includes: gambling laws and regulations, strategies to ensure that gambling is conducted responsibly, ways to identify the risks associated with gambling.
A barista is the difference between a simple coffee and a sublime sip of aromatic heaven. Based on today's demanding coffee society this course will empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver a high quality coffee. Topics include:
- Select and grind coffee
- Extract coffee
- Texture milk
- Serve and present coffee
- Clean and maintain a commercial coffee machine
- Efficiency of the barista, customer service
- Includes take home video with heaps of tips on coffee making and design
To work on a construction site in Australia it is a requirement to hold a current Occupational Health and Safety Certificate or "White Card", as it is known in the industry. Topics include:
- Emergencies and injury management
- Occupational Health & Safety procedures
- Identification, assessment and control of risks and hazards
- Overview of the Construction industry legislation
BE THE BOSS AND CONTROL THE TRAFFIC
You must have completed a White Card Course before attending this course.
To work as a traffic controller in NSW it is a Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) requirement to hold a current Traffic Controllers Photo ID. This one-day course provides a simple and effective method in training people who are required to use a STOP/SLOW sign. This course meets the work activity requirements of the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and RTA Obligations.
SAVE A LIFE
Topics include: The principals of First Aid, D.R.A.B.C Action Plan, Casualty assessment, Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation, Fractures and Dislocations, Fainting and Unconsciousness, Head, Chest and Spinal injuries, Burns and Scalds, Electrocutions, Bandaging Techniques, Bites and Stings, Fits and Seizures, Poisoning, Bleeding, Soft Tissues injuries.
Please note: A workbook must be completed before attending this course which is available upon enrolment. This one day course conforms to the policy statements of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
BECOME A BARTENDER
This one-day course conducted in a real bar during the day, takes you through the essentials of how to be a good Bartender. Please note that you must have completed the RSA course before attending this course. It will give you the skills and confidence required to work in venues such as a pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes or at function centres and sporting events.
Topics include learning to:
- Pour tap beer
- Open and present wine
- Pour shots and mix drinks
- Prepare the bar with consumables
- Navigate your way around the washer
- Use post-mix guns and ice
- Customer Service
BECOME A COCKTAIL SPECIALIST
This course enables you to improve your bar skills and become an amazing Bartender/Cocktail Maker. Please note that you must have completed the RSA course and the "Bar Skills" course before attending this course. Topics include:
- Different cocktail styles: muddling, shaking, blending and building
- Important knowledge about mixing, creating, garnishing and tasting your cocktail
SHOW EMPLOYERS THAT YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO DO THE JOB
Legislation and hospitality industry standards are rapidly changing. These days Food Hygiene awareness is a legal obligation, and an absolute must for all hospitality employers.
How do you show a potential employer that you have a sufficient understanding of Hygiene and Health & Safety procedures?
Completing this one day course will ensure you are up-to-date with all current Food Hygiene practices and legislation.
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL WAITER
This one-day course takes you through the basics of food and beverage service to give you the skills necessary to work in the ever-growing Hospitality industry. Use this course to prepare yourself for a job as a Waiter / Waitress in restaurants, cafes, function centres and convention centres. There is no pre-requisite for this course. Topic includes:
- Types of venues
- Tray service
- Wine service
- Plate carrying
- Function workflow
- Table setting
- Order taking