Subsidised training courses for youth

Young people looking to broaden their experience and gain valuable professional qualifications can now access cheap, subsidised training courses thanks to a new council initiative.

The courses, which include Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), White Card (construction ticket), barista and first aid courses, will be available for a limited time beginning in early October.

Tickets are available at subsidised prices to people aged between 15 and 25 (depending on the course) in the Barossa Council, Light Regional Council and Gawler Council areas. 

Barossa Council’s Coordinator of Youth Services Brooke Chinner said the initiative is a fantastic opportunity for any ambitious young people. 

“People should get involved as this is a great opportunity to get a head-start on developing career and/or job prospects,” Ms Chinner said.

“This is especially the case for those about to finish school and are needing an income to support themselves in life after secondary education (i.e. – part-time job whilst at University).”

Sessions will be held at the Gawler Community Centre and Barossa Council is offering to transport participants to Gawler on the Barossa council community bus.

“All the participants need to do is call up and state that they need to go on the bus, and then arrive at the Barossa Council Nuriootpa office one hour before their course is due to start,” Ms Chinner explained.

The RSA and Barista courses can open doors for young people looking to work in the hospitality industry. An RSA is mandatory for any position that requires the serving of alcohol.

For those looking to get into a trade, a White Card is required to be able to work in any construction site in Australia. 

This is the first time a joint council initiative like this has been run and spots are limited. The details are:

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol ($80)  on October 2
  • Barista Level 1 ($250) / First Aid Training ($80) on October 4
  • Barista Level 1 ($250)  on October 9
  • White Card ($90) on October 11 and 12

Anyone interested is encouraged to follow the Barossa Youth Advisory Council Facebook or contact the Barossa Council