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A Certificate II in Pizza Operations?

June 15th, 2023

A Certificate II in Pizza Operations? Is it time that our VET system became creative and expanded our thoughts about who can undertake training and what it can deliver? Let’s look at the humble pizza and see what we can do there! Pizza is a big part of the hospitality industry and there are many…

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Superior Customer Service – A core hospitality skill and a way to save our industry

June 2nd, 2023

The last three years have been tough on everyone and especially those of us from the hospitality industry. Uncertainty, safety fears, lockdowns and work from home have taken a greater toll than we thought at the time. When we finally were allowed out and life started to get back to reasonably normal, many people including…

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Seven elements that should be part of your new SIT training.

March 23rd, 2023

Seven elements that should be part of your new SIT training. Hospitality RTOs and TAFE’s will have recently started working with the new SIT training package or will be in the process of transferring across their training and assessment. I thought it would be a good time to look at the environmental and social expectations…

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Interesting assessment comments from ASQA on LinkedIn.

February 20th, 2023

On LinkedIn recently, a user posted a question on the National RTO network group about the assessment of dot points which has always been a grey area with different opinions on do you have to assess every dot point or do you assess the main point, and the dot points are possible examples. Anyway, ASQA…

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On a winner with Coassemble LMS

February 15th, 2023

When TRS needed an LMS to manage and create our eLearning resources, we researched a lot of LMS and authoring tools and eventually chose Coassemble as the best and greatest value for our RTO clients. It’s great to see their success in being named in G2’s Top 25 Best ANZ Software Companies for 2023. We…

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A missed opportunity for vegetarian and vegan cooks

February 14th, 2023

A missed opportunity for vegetarian and vegan cooks Over my 24 years working in the field on training for cooks and chefs, there have been many cooks and chefs I have come into contact with looking for their trade qualifications. Unfortunately, in the past, it has not been possible for these cooks to gain AQF…

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Stories are part of teaching

February 6th, 2023

Vocational education students have their own unique needs that make teaching vocational education different to teaching other forms of education. A vocational education student is seeking to directly relate what they are learning to how to perform the work in their chosen field. Training materials, be they purchased from a supplier such as Training Resource…

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What’s new for SIT in 23?

November 30th, 2022

Well, 2023 is on the way and Vocational Education is starting the year with many TAFEs and RTOs moving to the new SIT Hospitality Training Package and wow, a lot has changed over the past couple of years. Many of the units in the SIT21 training package are equivalent to the previous units in the…

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The café lungo problem

May 2nd, 2019

Black coffee drinkers in Australia, like myself, often face a dilemma when we go to an unfamiliar café or to a busy chain coffee store at an airport or event. I want an espresso style black coffee, but a 30 ml shot of espresso leaves me unsatisfied and a 250 ml long black leaves me…

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Basic methods of Asian cookery

April 1st, 2019

Most modern Australian menus have some sort of Asian influence, unless the restaurant has been specifically identified as a cuisine such as French or Italian. Even French chefs, such as Jacques Raymond had Japanese influences on some dishes at his flagship restaurant that carried his name. Training organisations and chef trainers should consider the unit…