Multicultural Australia and CQUni provide the perfect ingredients for successful hospitality training

13 August 2021

Victoria Doyle' Daneeka Wass and Shemica Broome see bright futures ahead of them' thanks to the life skills they've acquired while receiving hospitality training at CQUniversity.

Teacher Charlie Jensen said' in fact' Victoria and Daneeka's efforts while studying a Certificate I in Hospitality at CQUniversity's Rockhampton City campus have even helped them earn employment in the industry.

The trio are part of a group of Multicultural Australia clients who undertook the training over several months' learning skills in food service' cookery' responsible service of alcohol and responsible service of gambling.

Victoria said she sought out the hospitality training to gain "life experience".

"I needed a rest from my old job in the aged care sector'" she said.

"I liked learning how to make coffees' mocktails and also cooking."

Victoria said she is using her skills while working at The Bavarian in Rockhampton and in the bakery at Coles supermarket.

Daneeka will soon start a job at Ninja Sushi Burrito.

"I didn't have a lot of experience before I did the course and since there are a lot of opportunities in hospitality I thought I'd give it a try'" she said.

"I learned a lot about making coffee."

Shemica said she took up hospitality because she always had an interest in cooking.

"I liked meeting new people and getting some new skills in cooking she said."

CQUniversity has had ongoing training partnership with Multicultural Australia for several years.

Multicultural Australia Coordinator Skilling Queenslanders for Work & Support Coordinator Community Hubs Justina O'Connor said Multicultural Australia aimed to present people with the opportunity to develop skills' build confidence and obtain employment to make a meaningful contribution to their community.

"Multicultural Australia exists to build a better future for all. The training received at CQUniversity is an integral part of Multicultural Australia's Tucker Time program along with onsite training and wrap around support'" she said.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government.