A suite of fee-free short courses are now available for people looking to secure jobs or further
their career in hospitality, as part of a new NSW Government program which aims to
supercharge the sector and grow the economy.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the Kickstart Your Career in Hospitality program aims
to alleviate labour shortages that are hampering the industry and provide pathways for
people looking for rewarding and well-paid careers.

“We’re breaking down barriers to entering the hospitality industry by offering free short
courses that can help people secure jobs in local cafes, pubs, clubs or restaurants,” Mr
Griffin said.

“Whether you want to be a barista or a bartender, this initiative will help you get the skills
you need for the job you want in the hospitality industry.”

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the initiative would be open to people
seeking jobs in hospitality as well as existing hospitality workers, allowing them to upskill
and secure new or better jobs.

“A strong hospitality sector is absolutely critical for NSW, now and into the future. This
program draws on the NSW Government’s record skills budget and will help secure a
brighter future for the hospitality industry and all those who depend on it.”

Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government is continuing
to work with industry to address crippling labour shortages, but also foster career
progression and retention through scalable upskilling opportunities.

“These fee-free courses are designed to be short and quick, but also scalable so staff take
up additional training opportunities, to develop further skills over time, as they desire,” Mr
Anderson said.

ClubsNSW CEO Josh Landis said the initiative offers incredible opportunities for
professional growth and development in the hospitality sector, particularly in clubs across
the state.

“Someone who gets their first job in a club can go on to do amazing things. Clubs offer
careers in cooking, hotel management, customer service, business operations and much
more,” Mr Landis said.

More information about eligibility criteria and enrolments is available