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Advice for Hospitality Venues on Managing Vaccination Mandates

Advice for Hospitality Venues on Managing Vaccination Mandates

The usually bustling holiday season for hospitality venues is set to bring with it more challenges for Management, staff and patrons, as COVID vaccine mandates are to be officially enforced. As of the 17th December we are only permitted to grant patrons and staff...

Ask For Angela – Hospitality Patron Safety Campaigns

Ask For Angela – Hospitality Patron Safety Campaigns

A hot topic in our RSA, RMLV and Bar Skills training courses over the last few years has been Patron Safety initiatives and the role hospitality staff can play in keeping customers safe from sexual harassment and violence. With online dating now the most popular...

ITS News August 2021

ITS News August 2021

First.The positives! Hospitality is and always will be very much alive and well. We exist to bring enjoyment. We bring friends and family together. We are a place to meet, rest and celebrate. We strive to provide entertainment and a welcomed break from the stressful...

Venue Spotlight – Lord Alfred Hotel

Venue Spotlight – Lord Alfred Hotel

The ITS team are celebrating conducting our Bar Skills, RSA and RSG training courses at a new location - the historic Lord Alfred Hotel. We love getting to know a venue’s team, and enjoy utilising their now modern facilities as we teach our enrollees hands on,...

Damien Smith on the Slice of Business Podcast

Damien Smith on the Slice of Business Podcast

With Angus Telford ITS Bar Skills Director Damien Smith very much enjoyed being interviewed by his old Friend and Colleague Angus Telford, on Angus’ excellent new Podcast “A Slice of Business.” We highly recommend existing or budding hospitality professionals tune in...

What Will Restaurants Look Like Post COVID-19?

What Will Restaurants Look Like Post COVID-19?

‘Distance dining’, Cleaning schedule signage, cashless payment only and packaged cutlery are just some of the ideas being thrown about in the media as we move closer to restaurants reopening. It is expected we will operate to a somewhat limited capacity, before being...

ITS Bar Skills Update Regarding COVID-19

ITS Bar Skills Update Regarding COVID-19

ITS is committed to the health and safety of our team, students and all venues represented in our courses. While we’re waiting to understand the full effects of COVID-19, we are monitoring and following advice by relevant government departments and will provide...

Hospitality Job Interview Tips

Hospitality Job Interview Tips

Whether you’re getting ready to enter the workforce, or looking for a career change, job interviews are nerve wracking for everyone! Hospitality can be a competitive field, especially for those who are first starting out. A powerful way to outshine the competition is...

Venue Spotlight – Southport Yacht Club

Venue Spotlight – Southport Yacht Club

ITS Bar Skills have the pleasure of utilising the facilities of some of Queensland’s most iconic and Historic venues for our Bar Skills, RSA and RMLV training courses. The Southport Yacht club is one such venue at which our staff and students thoroughly enjoy...

Hospitality Resume Writing Tips and Template

Hospitality Resume Writing Tips and Template

Ready to look for a job in the hospitality industry? Further to our article on gaining hospitality employment, we often get asked by our RSA and Bar Skills Training students what they should do to best present their hospitality resume. Even if you haven’t had work...

Gaining Hospitality Employment – For Newbies

Gaining Hospitality Employment – For Newbies

With a desperate skills shortage in hospitality looming in Australia as the industry grows, becoming a diligent and knowledgeable professional in the field can make for a very rewarding and lucrative career path. You’ve got, or are getting your RSA, and you’re keen to...

Featured Venue: The Iconic Belvedere Hotel Woody Point

Featured Venue: The Iconic Belvedere Hotel Woody Point

As facilitators of RSA, RMLV and Bar Skills training across QLD we have the pleasure of conducting practical hands-on training courses at a number of iconic clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels in various locations across the sunshine state. Many of these venues have a...

How to Stay Healthy Working In Hospitality

How to Stay Healthy Working In Hospitality

Late nights, irregular shifts, rushed meal breaks at weird times, and constantly working on your feet. And all the while offering service with a smile. One of the biggest personal challenges hospitality staff face is maintaining a healthy and sustainable work-life...

2019 Hospitality EOFY Tax Deductions For Venues

2019 Hospitality EOFY Tax Deductions For Venues

Understandably, licensed venue operators across Australia are dreading the monumental EOFY stocktake. We get it, and amid the busyness it’s easy to overlook some tax deduction opportunities. With the tax clock ticking, here’s a timely reminder of some handy...

The Ins and Outs of Self Exclusion

The Ins and Outs of Self Exclusion

Licensed and Gaming venues and their employees have an important duty of care towards their patrons. Like anything a few drinks and a punt can be enjoyed in moderation; but unfortunately when it comes to gambling, some people may develop an unhealthy relationship with...

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