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NMIT aid Spotless to upskill staff

25 Mar 2013

The first Spotless group graduates from NMIT's workplace training program in the Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) have completed their qualifications.

Since NMIT launched workplace training in the Certificate IV in 2009 Jodie Harrison (Chef Manager) of Coles Somerton is the first employee of the Spotless group to complete this qualification.

Working with Spotless, NMIT was able to deliver the required units as a compliment to Jodie's work schedule.

Jodie commented that the training was organised and informative and says the fact that she now has a higher qualification will allow for personal growth. The knowledge gained will not only be of a benefit to Jodie but will also assist her career within the Spotless group.

NMIT has also completed Skills Recognition processes with a number of Spotless employees. Skills Recognition involves the assessment of a student's existing knowledge and skills. NMIT then maps the student's work experience, education and life experiences to a relevant NMIT qualification and awards subject credits which allow the student to complete a qualification in a shorter period.

Clive Enos (Business Development Coordinator) and Kerry Spence (Skills Recognition Assessor) from NMIT are also pleased to announce that Werner Christ (Spotless Venue Manager at Melbourne Town Hall) has successfully completed the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality through the Skills Recognition process.

For Werner, the Skills Recognition experience was a positive one with the NMIT processes being clearly explained, well structured and easy to follow from the first meeting. “It was a pleasure completing the documentation; the questions at the interview were fair and related back to the workplace,” said Werner. “Help was offered throughout the process.”

NMIT wishes to congratulate Jodie and Werner on completion of their qualifications. We look forward to assisting more Spotless group employees to realise their career potential through further training and qualifications.

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on seven campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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