Below is feedback from students who are doing the Certificate II in Hospitality. Under the tutelage of Sr Meena Rawan, they have started hospitality services to the teachers to raise money for the year 12 graduation.
Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) department at the Australian Islamic College Kewdale has been successfully running the Hospitality certificate II. The class, run by former Hospitality student Sr. Meena, is a mix of both year 11s and 12s collaborating in the same workspace.
We were able to begin a practical experience in making coffee after the completion of four core units. The units were based on working effectively with others, showing cultural sensitivity, interacting with customers, and cleaning the kitchen premises. The school has provided a brand new, café style setup with a coffee machine, grinder, café style seating and other kitchen equipment provided for us to create a realistic working experience.
The equipment has so far been used to create a coffee club for teachers around the school, serving both hot and iced coffee, and possibly expanding to a larger menu soon. The club has been a great success, and all money raised is being contributed towards the year 12’s Formal and Graduation.
We have also partaken in a variety of other interactive events, such as bring bringing traditional food on harmony day to display cultural sensitivity. Created visually appealing posters that apply to our learning unit on clean kitchen premises. Overall, the Hospitality class has been a very welcoming and educational environment that teaches us new skills applicable in the workplace and our daily lives.