Successful Classroom Training Leads to Work Placement

Participants of the Hospitality Services Program in the North West of Tasmania recently celebrated the final day of classroom training with a special luncheon as they prepared for their 3 week work placement in a care facility.  

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Participants of the Hospitality Services Program in the North West of Tasmania recently celebrated the final day of classroom training with a special luncheon as they prepared for their 3 week work placement in a care facility.  

Catering skills and safe food handling were key components of the pre-employment training program and it was evident that the students excelled in these areas. Excellent communication skills, team-work, problem solving, time management, using initiative and enterprise were clearly demonstrated throughout the luncheon.

In the coming weeks they will be given the opportunity to gain some practical hands-on skills in the kitchen, cleaning and laundry environments. Infection control including specific COVID-19 modules will also be studied in this round. ACSA’s aim is to ensure the participants are provided with a good understanding of WHS, appropriate communication strategies, knowledge around best practice cleaning and laundry activities, documentation, dementia as well as loss and grief prior to their placement.

This program was initially developed as a result of feedback from the sector and acknowledges the need for targeted training for those who are hoping to enter the Aged Care workforce in the role of a hospitality services employee.

Our biggest thanks to the Aged Care Facilities along the  North West Coast who continue to support this very successful ACSA initiative.

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