Australian Training Products join with
Restaurant & Catering Australia to launch Menu Based Resources

Australian Training Products have partnered with peak industry body Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) to revolutionise hospitality training for the Vocational Education & Training (VET) sector.

This new Menu Based Delivery model will replace the traditional linear approach for those training to become chefs and hospitality professionals.

The program, to be piloted by William Angliss Institute (VIC) and Quality Training & Hospitality College (SA), will provide intensive upfront training in an educational setting, while applying necessary workplace skills and knowledge to the learner’s journey.

The Menu Based Delivery model will replicate the day-to-day tasks carried out by professionals in the hospitality industry and has been designed in response to the decline in apprenticeship numbers in the hospitality industry. Current NCVER data has shown a 40% decrease in hospitality apprenticeships over the last 5 years.

The model aims to attract a broader range of apprentices and secure the supply of qualified people to address ongoing skills shortages and provide broader benefits to the hospitality industry.

Australian Training Products Executive Director Garry Gow commented, “the Menu Based Delivery model helps to increase the practical learning of apprentices and allows them the opportunity to enter industry with the appropriate skill sets”.

The model will see the clustering of traditional Units of Competencies (UoCs) to create a more context rich learning environment. Stage One of the model will include the teaching of eight (8) menus that work across 15 traditional UoCs, saving time and increasing engagement for the learners.

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