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Visitor Economy Work Ready Program

August 12, 2022 | Course, Events, Jobseekers, Recent News


Duration: 7 Days
Cost: Free (Fully Subsidised)
Study Mode: Face to Face
Location: VenU Restaurant, Footscray Nicholson Campus

The Visitor Economy Work Ready Program (Front of House specialisation) will upskill you fast to enter the hospitality workforce. After completing intensive training with VU Polytechnic, you are guaranteed an interview for an employment opportunity with an industry partner.

In this program, you will:

    • undertake both accredited units and non-accredited training, including:
      • SITSS00055 Responsible Service of Alcohol
      • SITSS00050 Use hygienic practices for food safety
      • introduction to food and beverage service
      • introduction to spirits, wines, beers & liqueurs
      • introduction to coffee
      • job preparation skills and industry representative presentations
    • access pathways to further education and training
    • gain hands-on practical learning at our state-of-the-art simulated environment, VenU Restaurant
    • receive guidance from expert tourism and hospitality trainers
    • develop skills in resume writing and interviewing
    • be supported to gain an interview for employment with one of Victoria’s most prestigious and high-profile employers in the sector.

Front of House Program

Learn foundational knowledge and skills in food and beverage operations in this 7-day program. You will be prepared to start an entry-level role, such as a food and beverage attendant, function and catering attendant or barista.

Course Dates

Round 1 course dates: 19-22 September and 26-28 September 2022

Round 2 course dates: 28-30 November, 1 December and 5-7 December

Round 3 course dates: TBC in 2023

Industry Partners

    • Accor: Art Series, Ibis, Mantra, Mercure, Movenpick, Novotel, Peppers, Pullman, The Como, Sofitel, Quay West Suites
    • Comfort Apartments Royal Gardens
    • Delaware North: Marvel Stadium, MCG, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne and Olympic Parks
    • LUCAS Restaurants: Baby, Chin Chin, GOGO Bar, Grill Americano, Hawker Hall, Kisumé, Society, Yakimono
    • Overnewton Castle
    • Pancake Parlour: Highpoint, Werribee, Docklands, Melbourne Central
    • RACV Resorts and Clubs: City Club, Cape Schanck, Cobram, Goldfields, Healesville, Inverloch and Torquay
    • Riverland Group: BANG BANG, Hotel Railway, Pilgrim, Riverland, The Boatbuilders Yard, The General Assembly
    • Quest: Caroline Springs and Werribee

Enrolment & Orientation Day

Attend an information session to find out more about the program and tour the Footscray Nicholson campus facilities which includes commercial kitchens, a training bar and our award-winning 150-seat restaurant, VenU.

You will also have the opportunity to enrol in the course. Allow one hour for the information/enrolment session.

Date: Wednesday 24 August or Wednesday 14 September

Time: 6pm

Location: Room D141, Building D, Footscray Nicholson Campus, Cnr Albert and Buckley Steet

What to bring: Photo ID, proof of Australian/NZ citizenship if applicable, pen and notepad

For further information, contact Shawn Vlaeminck, Manager Hospitality, Tourism & Events at

Scan to register your enrolment and attend an information session.