SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update the Training Package Products that relate to cookery and kitchen operations.
Employment projections for the Hospitality sector are strong, particularly for café, restaurant and accommodation services with regard to hospitality workers, food trade workers and accommodation and restaurant managers. The sector, however, is currently experiencing several challenges which are impacting workforce skills.
- Workforce shortages in food trade occupations
- Skills training not reflective of current industry practices
- Transition of workers across the cookery sector
- Lack of business and commercial skills in graduates.
To address the workforce skills issues faced by the sector, the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC is directing an update of the Training Package Products supporting job roles in the cookery and catering sectors.
This project is being overseen by the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC.
Feedback received during the validation period will be collated and provided to the IRC for preparation of the final submission.
Consultation Activities and Timelines
National consultation on Draft 2 will occur from Monday, 7 June and will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 25 June 2021.
A series of webinars have been scheduled to provide an overview of key changes, together with instructions on how to provide further feedback via the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.
Webinar 1: Tuesday 15 June 2.00pm-4.00pm - closed
Webinar 2: Thursday 17 June 2.00pm-4.00pm - closed
Webinar 3: Tuesday 22 June 2.00pm-4.00pm - closed
Please click here to view the Draft 2 webinar slides.
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