Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Development

Under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a range of expert Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), SkillsIQ is undertaking a number of projects that will result in updates to Training Package Products within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Updates to Training Package Products relating to the responsible service of alcohol.

The Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised Qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC and the Responsible Service of Alcohol Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), prepared a Case for Change to update one Unit of Competency and one Skill Set relating to the responsible service of alcohol (RSA). This project has been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and will be undertaken during 2019. 

Unit of Competency
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

Skill Set
SITSS00055 Responsible Service of Alcohol Skill Set

At present, all states and territories have their own legislation and regulation which is referenced and incorporated in training regarding RSA. A review and update is required to ensure competencies are up-to-date and also work toward an RSA Unit of Competency that can be used across all jurisdictions to better address key industry needs.

The project will look to address the following key points:

  • cross-jurisdictional consistency of training
  • changes to regulation in regard to RSA
  • changes to training practices in relation to RSA

Updates to the Training Package Products outlined above, will assist in addressing the fundamental need for consistency in RSA training across the country, and to ensure training practices are up to date with what industry needs.

To download a copy of the Case for Change, please click here.

Further information

For more information or to discuss this project, please email melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or call 02 9392 8100.

 

Updates to Cookery Training Package Products

To address identified workforce skills issues faced by the hospitality sector, the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC proposed to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in the 2018 Industry Skills Forecast, that an update of those Training Package Products supporting job roles in the commercial cookery sector, including Catering and Kitchen Operations, be conducted.

The existing Training Package Products, as well as the Qualification structure and pathways, are outdated and do not reflect the current (or emerging) skills and operational needs of the sector. The changes proposed to the Training Package Products being proposed by the IRC are therefore significant.

The update will cover 10 qualifications, 5 skill sets and 68 associated units of competency. The qualifications included in this project are:

  • SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • SIT20516 Certificate II in Asian Cookery
  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT30916 Certificate III in Catering Operations
  • SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie
  • SIT31116 Certificate III in Asian Cookery
  • SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT40616 Certificate IV in Catering Operations
  • SIT40716 Certificate IV in Patisserie
  • SIT40816 Certificate IV in Asian Cookery

To lead the initial stages of this project the IRC elected to form a Cookery Sub-committee. This Sub-committee is made up of the following IRC members:

  • Bradley Woods - AHA WA and Chair of the IRC
  • John Hart - Restaurant & Catering Australia and Deputy Chair of the IRC
  • Stephen Lunn - Australian Culinary Federation
  • Iain McDougall - Hospitality Group Training
  • David Gigg - Compass Group

A Consultation Briefing Paper has been prepared by the Cookery Sub-committee, to outline the key changes that are being proposed and seek industry comment and feedback. This will ensure that future updates are in line with the sector's needs. 

To download a copy of the Consultation Briefing Paper, please click here.

To provide your feedback please click here to access the online feedback form. The online form will be open for feedback for four weeks, until 5.00pm Tuesday 12 February 2019

Further information

For more information or to discuss this project, please email melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or call 02 9392 8100.