The HEAT (Hospitality Employment and Training) program, with Guy Grossi as its patron, is an innovative and practical hospitality re-engagement program.
The program supports young people aged 15 to 25 to work towards an accredited training qualification in hospitality. It is also a chance to prepare for the world of work, or further education.
The HEAT program is delivered over six months, and provides a supportive environment that addresses long-term barriers to learning and development. Our engaging programs look beyond ordinary education and place a focus on the wellbeing of students.
You'll complete the program with increased confidence, self-esteem, solid employability skills and a strong vocational pathway.
This Centrelink-approved program includes a MYKI card, as well as all food, equipment, chef uniform and excursions. This is all delivered at no cost to the student.
Students will remain supported by MCM and The Hester Hornbrook Academy for several months to years following completion of the HEAT Program, depending on where they are at in their VCAL/ career journey.
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20416) partial completion is the cornerstone of HEAT, and is run by The Hester Hornbrook Academy in conjunction with William Angliss Institute and delivered over 2 terms, 3 days per week.
Throughout this accredited certificate, you will have the opportunity to learn practical skills, which will be enhanced during your work on 5 pop-up cafes open to the public. This certificate is also focused on improving students’ employability skills for the hospitality industry, including barista training.
HEAT is part of The Hester Hornbrook Academy's Prahran Campus and is conducted in the Academy's fully functioning hospitality kitchen located on the Melbourne Polytechnic site (Level 2, 140 High Street, Prahan 3181). Our location is just a short walk from Prahran station and close to Tram Numbers 6 and 78.
To be eligible to enrol you need to be:
Please contact us on 03 9510 1799 or via email.
HEAT runs regular cafe days to provide students with valuable practical experience. Guests are invited to dine on a delicious lunch (including non-alcoholic beverages), all prepared by the HEAT students at a very reasonable cost.
HEAT Youth Worker via email.
Places are limited. Please book in advance. Dates are subject to change.