ClubsNSW MOU on Job Creation and Skills Delivery

The NSW Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ClubsNSW to:

  • Establish a Regional Club Trainee Employment Program (RCTEP)
  • Promote the use of club facilities by Training Providers and other educational/training organisations
  • Facilitate partnerships between ClubsNSW, Training Providers and other educational/training organisations.

This MOU delivers on the NSW Government’s election commitment in recognising clubs as a key point of connection in communities, with clear policies to grow the Clubs sector given its role in supporting communities and generating employment.

Regional Club Training Employment Program (RCTEP)

The RCTEP provides NSW Government supported fee-free Part Qualifications training for existing workers and job seekers wanting to upskill in any skillset (e.g. hospitality, commercial cookery, management, workplace health and safety) required by the clubs and wider hospitality sector in regional and rural NSW (i.e. outside the Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle metropolitan areas).

RCTEP training provides career entry pathways, employment and career progression for those seeking to work in the food and beverage, hospitality sectors, helping them gain the skills employers want while improving their career and employment prospects.

Training under RCTEP is responsive to the club’s training needs and can be in any skill set required by a regional club to meet its business and workforce development requirements.

For job seekers, RCTEP is targeted to ensure at least 50% of the participants trained gain employment with a club or related employer (e.g. restaurant, accommodation provider) within 4 months after completing training.

RCTEP Benefits for Clubs:

  • Upskill your existing workforce
  • Attract new entrants to work in your club
  • Recruit the best talent after observing them train in person
  • Address workforce skills shortages.

If you have skills shortages at your club and want to participate in the RCTEP please contact your nearest Training Services NSW regional office on 13 28 11.

If you are a Smart and Skilled provider interested in delivering RCTEP training in partnership with a club, please contact your nearest Training Services NSW regional office on 13 28 11.

RCTEP course examples:

  • Chefs in the Making
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Hospitality Basics
  • Hospitality Essentials – Bar, Barista & Gaming
  • Maintain Customer Engagement
  • Food Safety Supervision.

Note: This list only provides a sample of the types of RCTEP training available, and is not meant to be an exhaustive listing.

Usage of Club facilities by Training and Education Providers

The use of club facilities and premises by Training Providers as spaces for education and training will assist in cost-effective training delivery, reinforcing the role of clubs as a focal point for communities, particularly in rural and regional NSW, while providing relevant and practical real-life work experience for participants.

There are currently 107 clubs which have expressed interest in providing their facilities/premises as spaces for education and training, of which 79 are located in regional NSW and 28 are located in metropolitan Sydney.

Benefits for Clubs:

  • Maximise utilisation of your club facilities and premises, particularly during quieter weekday periods
  • Increase revenue from foot traffic and patronage by Participants, their family and friends
  • Reinforce the role of clubs as a focal point for communities, particularly in regional and rural NSW.

Any use of club facilities/premises by a training provider is a private commercial arrangement between the parties. Training Providers interested in utilising this opportunity should contact the club directly by referring to this listing of interested clubs.

Facilitating collaboration and partnerships between the Clubs sector, Education and Training Providers

The MOU includes information sharing and collaboration between ClubsNSW and Training Services NSW on:

  • Skills shortages impacting the clubs sector
  • Workforce development issues faced by the clubs sector
  • Training and workforce development strategies to attract, retain and upskill workers in the clubs sector.


For further information, please contact:

Page last updated: 29 July 2021