Serving the Valley

Prepare to work in hospitality in Latrobe Valley


by The VRI

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A 4 day course on following days - 

  • Monday @ The VRI
  • Tuesday @ The VRI - Community Lunch
  • Wednesday - Work Experience - Location TBA - in the community
  • Thursday @ The VRI - Yoga, Health & Wellbeing 
  • Friday @ The VRI - focus on resumes, job applications, interview techniques

This course has been built from listening to people who work in restaurants and cafe's in Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Glengarry, Churchill and Yallourn North. 

We have had conversations with over 50 local food businesses. 

We ask them what they look for when they employ someone and you would be surprised with the answers. 

Our course is based on those answers. 

We have heard waiters, waitresses, bar managers, barista's, chefs, kitchen hands and almost anyone you can think of who works with food. 

Our four day course covers the things you need to know from the start. 

Our network offers potentials to connect with local people who can make a difference to someone with a passion for food. 

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What you will learn
  • What is hospitality?
  • Learn how to give excellent customer service.
  • Learn what local businesses want from potential employees
What you will get
  • You will get to meet local hospitality business owners.
  • You will get hands on experience.

What to bring
  • Notebook and pen
What to wear


Appropriate for

Hospitality work - interested or working



Vendor since 2016

The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd. 

We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us -

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our tutors and teachers purchase materials and prepare based on your booking. So please check your calendar before you make a booking to ensure you are able to attend. 

We know that sometimes things happen and if you are unable to make a class and give us plenty of notice, we may be able to fill that spot and in that instance give you a refund or transfer you to a future class. If we don't fill the booking, we won't be able to offer a refund. You can notify us by emailing Please include your name and the name of the class you have booked into and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Refunds can not be given for non attendance on the day. 

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Terms & Conditions

The VRI will notify participants of cancellation of classes at the earliest convenience via the phone number and email provided. If for any reason we need to cancel a class you will be refunded your payment. 

The office hours for The VRI are Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. 

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