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Tafe NSW Offers Thousands Of Free Training Places

By TAFE NSW
Posted: 2 Dec 2021
School leavers and jobseekers in the Blue Mountains now have access to thousands of free course places in the NSW Government funded Summer Skills, Lockdown Learning, and Job Trainer programs at TAFE NSW.

TAFE NSW is offering free training in courses aligned to meet the skills needs of businesses in NSW, such as aviation, construction, cyber security and hospitality.

TAFE NSW Managing Director Steffen Faurby said more than 20,000 people have already enrolled in fee-free Lockdown Learning courses, with almost 10,000 people studying with TAFE NSW for the first time.

“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.”   

TAFE NSW campuses in the Blue Mountains region will be offering free Summer Skills courses, including:

TAFE NSW Blue Mountains - Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista Skills)

TAFE NSW Wentworth Falls - Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista Skills), Statement of Attainment in Hospitality Skills (RSA & RCG), and Statement of Attainment in Hospitality.

Leading employment marketplace Seek currently has over 10,000 hospitality jobs in NSW on its site, Blue Mountains & Central West NSW and its surrounds accounting for more than 230 of them.

Marion Fitzpatrick, TAFE NSW Head of Tourism & Experience Services Skills Team said the Statement of Attainment in Hospitality (Barista Skills) is a free Summer Skills course that allows students to launch a career as a barista in the fast-paced hospitality industry.

“TAFE NSW is offering many of these courses via online learning or virtual classrooms, 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 Blue Mountains 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.” 

For more information about studying at TAFE NSW, visit here or phone 131 601

 

 
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