2013 Hospitality Course News

Byron Youth Service, Links to Learning & Country Hospitality Services recently teamed up to deliver an intensive 6 week Hospitality course @ the YAC. 18 young people successfully obtained a range of Certificate III TAFE accredited modules in Hospitality & are now proudly certified in Responsible Service of Alcohol & Responsible Conduct of Gambling. The course has positively contributed to the lives of the young people involved, ensuring that they feel confident within themselves to take their skills & knowledge out into the community to obtain work in the Hospitality industry. Ongoing support will be provided to these young people over the next couple of months, to assist them in securing employment.

To celebrate how brilliantly the crew did throughout the course, CHS Trainer Woody & Links to Learning staff, tested the young crew out on their bare foot bowling skills. A well deserved afternoon of yummo BBQ foods & bowling action!

Hospo Crew

Hospitality Crew


Hospitality Course Criteria

Target Age: 15-24yr
Accreditation Options:
Cert II: Hospitality OR
Cert II: Skills for Work and Training (SWAT) inclusive of Hospitality vocational modules
With the addition of a commercial training kitchen @ Byron YAC,  innovative collaborations between State Training Services; NSW TAFE; Wollongbar TAFE & BYS Links 2 Learning, has added some spicy education & employment partnerships to the menu for the young people of Byron Shire!

Depending on funding partnerships, our accredited vocational models range from 4-16 week courses, including:
>> Cafe Basics: 4-6 weeks
>> Cert II Hospitality (partial): 10-12 weeks
>> Cert II Hospitality (full): 16 weeks
>> Cert II Skills, Workplace & Training (SWAT) inclusive of Hospitality vocational modules

However, all courses are rich hands-on experience enabling participants to acquire industry standard skills. Our community partnerships who have facilitated work placements include:
Byron at Byron Resort, The Balcony, Bo's Cafe, The Deck: Byron Bay Golf Club, Yum Yum Tree Cafe, Rice Restaurant, Cino Bambino, Yami's Cafe, Lotus Cafe: Crystal Castle, Water Garden's Restaurant: Mullumbimby RSL Club; Fishheads Byron Bay; The Happy Dolphin Cafe; Billinudgel Hotel; Opes of Lennox Head & Mary Ryan’s Byron Bay.

Transition pathways have included: Apprentice, part-time & full-time employment placements; casual catering work with BYS Creative Catering as well as further TAFE study.