Please note: As of January 2014 this programme will no longer be available.
Your Hospitality Career STARTs here.
The Skills, Tasks, and Results Training Program has been developed with guidance from educators, workforce development experts, and representatives of the hotel industry. This American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute 6 month program gives students the real-world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the hospitality industry. The course consists of 8 weeks academic training and 12 weeks practical work experience in a hotel.
S T A R T provides training for hospitality positions in the rooms and food and beverage divisions of a lodging operation, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, bell services, restaurant service, banquet setup and service, and more. Guest service, professionalism and career exploration are other important components of this program. Students will also be exposed to culinary operations by attending a one week culinary workshop during the course of the program.
Learners who have a National Senior Certificate with less than a 50% average and who wish to embark on a career in hospitality are eligible to apply for the S T A R T programme. On successful completion of the S T A R T programme, students are then eligible to enrol for the Full Time Diploma courses or 3-year Traineeship courses as per The International Hotel School’s RPL policy.
Learners who do not have a National Senior Certificate and who wish to embark on a career in hospitality are eligible to apply for the S T A R T programme. On successful completion of the S T A R T programme, students are then only eligible to enrol for the Correspondence courses or our 2-year Traineeship courses.
Program Benefits for Students:
- Provides specific skills knowledge leading to professional certification
- Prepares students for entry-level lodging positions
- Promotes confidence and positive work ethics
- Study support for numeracy and literacy skills will be added to the program for the benefit of all START students.
- Provides smooth transition to diploma-level hospitality coursework
- Hospitality and Careers
- Guest Service
- Safety and Security
- Rooms Division
- Bell Services Attendant
- Maintenance Worker
- Public Space Cleaner
- Front Desk Representative
- PBX Operator
- Guestroom Attendant
- Laundry Attendant
- Food and Beverage Division
- Banquet Set-up Employee
- Banquet Server
- Bus Person
Cost of the course: R 16 000
*Includes all course material, practical work experience and exam fees*
Please note the fees excludes uniforms and apparels. Payment options are available.
For more information please phone 0861 44 33 00 or Cape Town campus: (021) 555 6000 Durban campus: (031) 267 4700 Sandton campus: (011) 804 5533
Download the course outline for the 2013 Skills,Tasks and Results Training Outline (377)