Daily Grind

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Nillumbik Youth and Living & Learning Nillumbik are partnering to bring you Daily Grind, a 10-session program to help young people aged 16-24 upskill and find employment in the hospitality industry.

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Please note: the current Daily Grind course commenced on 21 February and is no longer accepting enrolments. Contact us using the 'Enquire now' button above to find out about future courses. 

Description

This 6 week program will cover the basics of hospitality including:

  • Customer service and point of sale
  • Safety at work
  • Using a coffee machine and barista training
  • How to wait table and serve dishes

Each participant will also undertake a placement at the Diamond Creek Rotary Tram Café, putting their knowledge to the testing in a practical hospitality setting. 

 

Course dates, hours and location

The Daily Grind course is made up of five sessions of learning at Eltham Living & Learning centre, followed by five sessions of placement at the Rotary Tram Cafe.

Dates: 21 February - 4 April 2022
Days: Mondays and Thursdays (additional days may be required for placement)
Time: 10am-3pm  
Location: Eltham Living & Learning Centre (759 Main Road) and Rotary Tram Cafe (Diamond Creek Regional Playspace, Main Hurstbridge Road)

This course has commenced and is no longer open for enrolment. To express interest in future courses, please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page.

Fees

$50 enrolment fee for eligible fully-funded participants ($20 for concession card holders).

Government-subsidised fee
If you are a permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.

If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount". You will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee.  

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

Testimonials

“I felt like it was well organised and well managed. I enjoyed learning the skills I need to get a job.” - 15 year old participant from Kinglake

“I enjoyed the people and I thought the teacher was very clear. She covered a lot of things that will be needed to work in the industry, was very willing to explain and very helpful whilst making the coffee. Everyone partaking in the course was nice and it was a very low pressure environment.”- 16 year old participant from Eltham North

“I enjoyed learning how to make coffee and doing it hands on. Good Course.”- 15 year old participant from Yarrambat

“Everything was explained for us easy to follow along with and the course had super friendly people. Great experience.”- 15 year old participant from Kangaroo Ground

How to enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

Enrol now

If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page to find out about upcoming courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.