Help to deliver a gold standard in hospitality
Join the Foundation Education Hospitality Network
What is the Foundation Education Hospitality Network?
To ensure our students receive a complete hospitality education, we want them to be part of a working hospitality team and gain hands-on training in a real working environment.
The Foundation Education Hospitality Network connects students with quality hospitality practical placement partners — partners which uphold a high standard of industry performance. By guiding students through scheduled shift work, our practical placement partners help students to learn and refine the hands-on skills they need to succeed in the hospitality industry.
Through our Hospitality Network, practical placement partners can connect with industry-ready students who are prepared to take on a range of duties as they begin their hospitality career.
What are the benefits of joining the Foundation Education Hospitality Network as a practical placement partner?
connecting with upcoming industry-ready graduates
increasing your chances of recruiting the best talent
free screening of potential candidates
influencing the future of the hospitality industry
brand association with a nationally trusted education provider
increasing your brand exposure through our array of Foundation Education marketing materials
no insurance or recruitment fees
Why partner with Foundation Education?
Alongside our partner company, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), Foundation Education has been focusing on providing excellence in vocational education and training for over 14 years. We continue to be a trusted brand that delivers quality education with a strong focus on our industry partnerships.
With the quality of our students’ education at the forefront of everything we do, we place great importance on the value of our industry partnerships.
We want to partner with quality hospitality establishments who will help to maintain a high standard of industry training for our students and equip them with a professional setting to learn and refine job-ready skills.
What our hospitality students are learning
At Foundation Education, we offer the following Hospitality courses:
Students develop a range of industry-specific skills, and knowledge of operations to work efficiently in a variety of venues, including cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs and resorts.
Students expand upon a broad range of hospitality skills, and knowledge of industry operations to work independently or with limited guidance to solve non-routine problems, and plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members.
Students expand and refine their hospitality experience to take on a range of operational business decisions, independently coordinate hospitality operations and be responsible for the smooth functioning of a service team.
All of our hospitality courses require students to undertake a minimum of 36 shifts with a practical placement partner, working under the supervision of an industry professional.
What to expect?
Foundation Education will provide a structured learning plan as part of the students’ Practical Placement Kit — a document designed to assist our industry partners in facilitating our students’ workplace experiences.
Frequently asked questions
How long is a shift?
To ensure our students are job ready and gain the basic skills required to be a productive team member, we require 36 shifts to be undertaken — each shift a minimum of two hours long.
Does the practical placement partner have to pay the student and are they obliged to hire them?
No, practical placement partners do not have to pay the student whilst they are undergoing their practical placement and there are no expectations of you as a practical placement partner to hire the student once they have completed their course.
Will the student have an RSA & RSG?
Students that are looking to undertake a practical placement with a host employer that requires RSA and RSG will be required to obtain their own certification before undertaking a practical placement.
What are the responsibilities of a practical placement partner?
All placement students come ready to start, with personal liability, professional indemnity and work cover already taken care of. The practical placement partner is responsible for meeting approved safe work conditions and providing the trainee with access to hands-on experience.
Help to deliver a gold standard in hospitality. Become a Foundation Education practical placement partner today.
For more information, contact us on 1300 130 157.