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Certificate I in Work Education - Hospitality

  • Certificate

If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality Stream) will help you find your path to your hospitality career. Join a booming industry that is...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
22302VIC, 099959D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Get your start in the hospitality industry

If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality Stream) will help you find your path to your hospitality career. Join a booming industry that is predicted to grow by another 12% in the next five years. You'll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement opportunities. You'll work in Melbourne Polytechnic's commercial kitchen, assist in catering for functions, run and prepare food for sale in our produce shop. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will set you up for positive outcomes and a strong future in the hospitality workforce.

State-of-the-art facilities and real-world skills

At Melbourne Polytechnic, our qualified careers advisors and teachers will develop an individualised program tailored to meet your interests and goals. You will have the opportunity to study units from our Certificate I in Food Processing, including cleaning and maintaining kitchens and equipment, hygiene and food safety, basic food preparation and presentation and venue set-up. Melbourne Polytechnic's unique industry partnerships offer hospitality excursions and our own industry-standard kitchens have been used by Masterchef and the Great Australian Bake Off. You'll have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before you graduate, with 300 hours of practical placement, followed by an evaluation to determine your strengths and future goals. Your teachers will work with you at the end of the program, preparing a pathway plan to follow once the course is complete and assisting with active job searching. Best of all, class sizes are limited to ten students, so you'll receive individual attention. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners.

Discover your dream career

This course is the first step towards a career in the wide world of hospitality. You may gain employment at entry level in the hospitality industry as a kitchen hand, an events assistant and or a food production assistant. You might also be able to continue to study for higher qualifications to achieve your hospitality dream - whether you want to be a butcher, a baker or a breadmaker.

Entry requirements

Applicants to complete a Work Education Department entry report which will be followed by an interview. Minimum age 16 years. Candidates will have special learning needs (associated with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, ABI, or other) but have the potential and motivation for employment. Applicants should be interested in working in a Melbourne Polytechnic-based program, and have the support of his or her family or an advocate.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

The Certificate I in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door for your dream career. You can gain employment at entry level in the hospitality industry in areas such as kitchen hand, events assistant and food production.

  • Food Production Hand
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Event Assistant
  • FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing
  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.