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Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol

$155.00SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol Get prepared for work in the hospitality industry. Interactive 6 ½ hour course – includes Competency Card.

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Provide Responsible Gambling Services

Provide Responsible Gambling Services

$110.00SITHGAM001 Provide Responsible Gambling Services Get prepared for work in a gaming venue. Interactive 6 ½ hour course – includes Competency Card

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Short Courses

Short Courses

Food Safety Supervisor, Operate a Bar, Prepare & Serve Cocktails, Prepare & Serve Espresso Coffee, Attend Gaming Machines.

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Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace Health & Safety

Do you need support for implementation of Risk Management Strategies for Workplace Health & Safety and Environmental Health & Safety in the workplace?

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Food Safety Management System

Food Safety Management System

Food safety management systems are designed to help businesses identify and manage hazards to food safety. Most licensed businesses must develop and implement a documented food safety management system.

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Employers & Business Owners

Employers & Business Owners

Do you need WHS & FSMS assistance?

Need training for your staff?

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Hospitality Qualifications at Certificate levels III, IV & Diploma and also Work Health & Safety Certificate IV.

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Coming to Australia and want to work in the Hospitality Industry? Do you want an Australian Accredited Certificate?

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Apprenticeship and Traineeship 50% Wage subsidy

You may likely have received information over the past days regarding the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Wage Subsidy announced in the 2020 Federal Budget.

If not, read on

What we know so far

  • Any business or Group Training Organisation (GTO) that engages an Australian Apprentice on or after 5th October 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of up to 50% of gross wages up to 30 September 2021.
  • Must be one of the first 100,000 who commences or recommences on or after 5 October 2020 and registers successfully for the subsidy.
  • The subsidy is capped at a maximum of $7000 per quarter, regardless of geographic location, occupation, and industry or business size.
  • The scheme is on offer to all industries across the country – from manufacturing, construction, arts, mining to IT and business administration.
  • The subsidy will be paid directly to the employer when they sign up an apprentice or trainee with a commencement or recommencement date on or after 5 October 2020.
  • BAC is not available for any apprentice or trainee receiving other wage subsidies, such as Supporting Apprentices and Trainees (SAT) or JobKeeper.

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Expression of Interest - Hospitality Part Qualification (FEE FREE*)

Austrain Academy is seeking applications for a part qualification in hospitality commencing in November 2020 in partnership with "Live Fit Nutrition".

The training includes work experience and will run for approximately 6 weeks.

The training is Fee Free* and provides an excellent introduction to the hospitality industry.

You will gain practical hospitality and industry skills that may be utilised across a number of job roles and venue types.

There is a large skills shortage in this industry in the local area and we are offering work experience and potential employment / apprenticeship / traineeship pathways to successful students.

* Eligibilty criteria -
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

* The units being undertaken are part of SIT30816 Certificate III Commercial Cookery, however, these units are also part of a number of other Hospitality Qualifications.


Apprentice Chef Employment Opportunities

Austrain Academy has a number of Employers in the Illawarra and the South Coast looking for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Apprentice Chefs.

If you looking for an employment change or an employment opportunity please feel free to apply by following the link below. Applications must be made directly to

Applications close by 3.00pm on Friday 31st July 2020.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) Updates from Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar

More choice about how to prove who you are online

We are conducting a beta of a new trusted government service to prove who you are online: it’s called a Digital Identity. You can use a Digital Identity to create a USI or login to an existing USI account. Creating a Digital Identity is like doing a 100-point identification check.

Find out more about how creating and using a Digital Identity is a personal choice and completely voluntary.

Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Bill 2019:

The Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Bill 2019 received Royal Assent on 25 May 2020 giving effect to the following:

Enhanced student options when permitting third parties to view transcripts

If you have a USI, you can now give permission to third parties such as a licensing bodies, employment agencies or potential employers to view your authenticated USI transcript. You control whether or not to give this access, to whom and for how long. You can also choose which of your achievements are displayed.


COVID-19 Update - Student & Employer Support

Austrain Academy would like to thank all of our employers and students for adapting to rapidly changing arrangements during this difficult time. It has been a steep learning curve for all of us, so thank you all for your patience and cooperation!

We have instituted strict social distancing and hygiene measures and limited class sizes for those students who need to attend face to face practical training sessions. Where possible, students are attending online training sessions and completing assessments remotely.

We are still taking enrolments for new students so please get in touch if you are thinking of completing some training.

Austrain Academy will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from NSW Health and other relevant government authorities to ensure we are responding to the situation appropriately. We will keep you informed of any changes to our operations.

If you are an apprentice or trainee, your training contract and training can continue for six months even if you don't have an employer. Please contact us if your employment situation changes or you have any questions.

Below are links to resources that may be helpful:

Please note - Austrain is providing this information only to support our students and employers and cannot facilitate applications etc on your behalf.

If you have any questions or concerns or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Summer Carson - "Proud to be a Chef" 2020 Finalist

Proud to be a Chef 2020 Finalist - Summer Carson

Further congratulations to our talented Student Summer Carson.

Summer has been selected as a finalist in the ”Proud to be a Chef" competition for 2020.

We wish her every success in this competition and in this industry.

Summer is one of a select group of finalist as this competition received over 500 entries.

We will have further information on the 2021 competition later this year.


Congratulations Summer Carson!

Chef's Table Apprentice Award - Summer Carson

Congratulations to our talented student Summer whose consistent hard work has paid off!

Summer is an apprentice chef at the Illawarra Master Builders Club and with the support of her employer, has recently been awarded the 2019 Chef's Table Apprentice Award from Clubs NSW.

You clearly have a very bright future in this industry. We're proud of you!


Did you know Austrain Academy can assist you with your Food Safety and Work Health & Safety compliance requirements. Our consultancy services are designed to help businesses identify and manage hazards and are tailored to your individual business needs. Just some of our satisfied clients:

  • WHS Management Systems

    On behalf of the Wollongong Golf Club, I would like to express our thanks and gratitude for all your assistance and the training Austrain Academy have supplied to our staff. The ability and knowledge of the Trainers and Assessors have surpassed our expectations and assisted us in our growth and development. You have all gone above and beyond to train, help and direct not just myself but several staff members and we thank you.

    Wollongong Golf Club has operated for 117 years in the Illawarra region. We required a WH&S system which could grow throughout our diverse business units. Austrain provided us with a solution that continues to work.

  • Food Safety Management System

    We undertook to run the Food Safety Supervisors course run by Austrain Academy for all our venue Chefs and 2ic's and, although knowledgeable through their past training and experience, all managers went away from the program with new knowledge and a thorough understanding of what is required in running a safe and professional food business. Thanks Austrain!

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Training Locations

  • Wollongong
  • Others available
Basic Hospitality Package

Hospitality Basics

If you already have bar skills this package is suited to you. RSA & RCG are must do courses to work in the majority of hotels and clubs. These are legal requirements to work in and around alcohol and gaming. Both courses are approved by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

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Hospitality Professional Package

Hospitality Professional
(RSA + RCG + Bar Skills)

Do you want to get into the hospitality industry? This Package is perfect for you! It includes the essentials for working in the hospitality industry RSA & RCG with the added Bar skills course that will put you ahead of the rest and prepare you for work. Pour REAL Beer and mix Real Drinks, not WATER!

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Consultancy Services for Employers

Employers &
Business Owners

Does your business need assistance with staff training, WHS issues, food safety requirements, Armed Hold up awareness, consulting/business assessment? Contact us at Austrain Academy, our industry experts can assist you with any of these issues.

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