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Fee-free Training for the Hospitality Industry

Stuart Ayres MP and Nicholas Pinaroc

TAFE NSW Kingswood is playing a pivotal role in ensuring local people have the skills to help the hospitality industry roar back to life, with a range of training courses available, including fee-free and low-fee options.

Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government had moved quickly to provide low-fee training and qualifications to help create a pipeline of skilled workers in our cafes, bars, pubs, and clubs.

“The hospitality sector is so important to our local economy, creating jobs and career opportunities for people right across the region,” Mr Ayres said.

“TAFE NSW is focused on attracting people, especially school leavers, into hospitality as a career to help re-energise a depleted workforce.”

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said TAFE NSW offers people the opportunity to learn practical skills and gain the industry connections to kick-start a career in hospitality.

“There’s huge demand for hospitality workers right now, which is why TAFE NSW offers a range of courses to help people get the skills and qualifications they need for hospitality jobs,” Mr Henskens said.

“Courses available include hospitality, commercial cookery, kitchen operations, baking, Responsible Service of Alcohol and many more.”

Minister for Hospitality Kevin Anderson welcomed the TAFE NSW initiatives, saying they would play an important role in the industry’s recovery.

“The hospitality sector supports more than 300,000 jobs across NSW and offers incredible opportunities for professional growth and development,” Mr Anderson said.

“There’s never been a more important time to support our hospitality industry and help breathe life back into our towns, villages, and communities.”

TAFE NSW Kingswood graduate Nick Pinaroc turned his passion for cooking into a flourishing career by studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and securing a role as Commis Chef at Shell House in Sydney.

“I couldn’t be happier in my decision to start a career in hospitality. My TAFE NSW studies armed me with the practical skills to operate in a busy kitchen,” Mr Pinaroc said.

“I’m now putting those culinary skills to use at Shell House, cooking for exciting events such as our latest two-month long festival to usher in the renaissance of the CBD.”

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