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1. Chefs Training Programme Professional Cookery
The Chefs Training Programme Professional Cookery with training on norms and standards for safe tourism operations, including COVID-19 protocols, is implemented targeting 300 youth.
The programme aims to train unemployed and retrenched youth in professional cookery. It comprises of 30% theory and 70% practical training.
Qualification offered: a learnership programme for the duration of 12 months targeting 80% retrenched employees in professional cookery and 20% of unemployed youth beneficiaries.
Criteria for selection of beneficiaries
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2. Wine Service Training Programme
The Wine Service Training Programme (sommelier) which provides training on norms and standards for safe tourism operations, including COVID-19 protocols, is implemented in the Western Cape and KZN targeting 252 unemployed and retrenched youth.
Qualification offered is a skills programme for the duration of 12 months, training is accredited by CATHSSETA and South African Wine Association targeting 80% retrenched employees in hospitality industries and 20% of unemployed youth beneficiaries.
3. Food Safety Training Programme
The Food Safety Quality Assurers Programme provides training on norms and standards for safe tourism operations, including COVID-19 protocols, targeting 500 unemployed and retrenched youth.
The programme aims to train unemployed youth in Western Cape, Gauteng and KZN for food safety for a food and Beverage NQF level 4.
Qualification offered: a skills programme for the duration of 12 months targeting 80% retrenched employees in hospitality industries and 20% of unemployed youth beneficiaries.
4. Hospitality Youth Training Programme: Food and Beverage
The Food and Beverages training on norms and standards for safe tourism operations, including COVID-19 protocols, is implemented in all nine provinces targeting 1000 unemployed and retrenched youth. This programme aims to train unemployed and retrenched youth for a food & beverage NQF Level 4. Qualification offered: a learnership programme for the duration of 12 months targeting 80% retrenched employees in hospitality industries and 20% of unemployed youth beneficiaries.
This project is an Expanded Public Works Programme that involves training, mentorship and deployment of unemployed youth in identified tourism attractions and sites.
The role of the Tourism Monitors in providing safety for the tourists has a direct and positive impact on the image of the country and by implication, the economic growth and job creation. Key objectives include: enhancing tourism safety awareness at key tourism sites, upskilling of unemployed youth and to reduce tourist vulnerabilities.
The Tourism Monitors are trained in Tourist Guiding and Occupational Health and Safety.
Criteria for Selection of beneficiaries.
6. Tourism Blue Flag Programme
The Beach Stewards Training Programme is a three-year programme which is aimed at improving tourism facilities and services offered at Blue Flag beaches across the three coastal provinces, namely KZN, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.
Learners will be deployed across beaches to support tourism initiatives and adherence to Blue Flag criteria.
Students will receive the following training:
7. Tourist Guide Training
Tourist guiding is a critical component of the tourism value chain as it plays an essential role in creating a positive image of our country.
In South Africa, tourist guiding is a regulated profession governed by national legislation and policies. Any person that would like to become a tourist guide must undergo training as part of a formal qualification registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Upon being deemed competent, such person will receive a certificate issued by the Culture, Arts, Tourism Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) or any other accredited institution. Such person must then apply to the relevant Provincial Registrar to be registered in order to operate legally.
The role and function of a guide is to organise, inform and entertain. Guides are mainly freelance and self-employed and often work seasonally and irregular hours. Work is usually obtained through direct contact with tour operators and other agencies and therefore, guides must be self-sufficient and be able to market themselves.
The Department of Tourism has been funding up-skilling programmes for existing tourist guides in order to enhance the services offered by tourist guides as well as Tourist Guide Training Programmes for new entrants who wish to pursue careers in tourist guiding. Programmes are usually implemented at a provincial level and are advertised in local community newspapers. The training is often needs-based and aims to address the skills shortages within the sector. Therefore, the criteria for the selection of beneficiaries varies and is dependent on the nature of the training intervention.
Enquiries can be sent to: TouristGuideEnquiries@tourism.gov.za
The Department has an internship programme to support graduates in the development of work-based experience and competencies to enhance their ability to secure employment in the general labour market. This Departmental programme seeks to expose appointed interns to a practical working environment in order to gain competences through work-based learning and experience.
Internship Application Process:
The Department may grant part or full-time bursaries towards the achievement of qualifications to qualifying members of the public below the age of 35. This serves as a means to secure a pipeline of talent in skills that the Department considers scarce or critical.
Bursary Application Processes:
Correspondence is limited to the successful candidates only.
All enquiries can be sent to:
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Call Centre: 0860 TOURISM or 0860 868 747 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Office: 012 444 6000
Physical Address: Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside
Postal Address: Private Bag X424, PRETORIA, 0001