What is Nourish?

The Nourish program enables OzHarvest to be part of a special journey for young people who come from vulnerable backgrounds, by training and mentoring students for a Certificate II in Hospitality.  Nourish offers more than just hospitality skills as it creates hope, opportunity and supports employments pathways for a better life.

Nourish is absolutely FREE for participating students between the ages of 16 – 25 years. OzHarvest partners with TAFE NSW in Sydney and Career Employment Group (CEG) in Adelaide to deliver a full training program supported by volunteers, mentors and qualified industry professionals.

The Nourish Program will be launching on the Gold Coast in 2017 – watch this space for more details soon! 

How does it work?

The FREE course is designed as a stepping stone for participants into the hospitality industry. It covers a range of skills including basic cooking skills, nutrition, food safety, kitchen hygiene, communication and team work skills, resume writing and preparing for job interviews.

OzHarvest’s growing list of food donors and industry contacts often provide work experience and employment opportunities for Nourish graduates.

How to get involved!

There are two intakes of students each year in January and July. Due to the limited amount of spaces in the class, we encourage any young people who are interested to register now! Please download the form from the link below. 

Registrations now open

Nourish Sydney Registration Form

Nourish Adelaide Registration Form

Nourish Gold Coast Registration Form


Sydney:Nourish 4
Belinda Woollett – Nourish Program Manager
Phone: 0411 465 458

Ruth Byham – Nourish Program Coordinator
Phone: 0423139816

Gold Coast:
Alex Alt – Nourish Program Coordinator
Phone: 0402 326 525

“Our young people have benefited dramatically from participating in the Nourish program and have progressed onto further education and career pathways through the success of the program.”
Delise Kerehona – Manager, Ted Noffs Foundation, The Street University Liverpool

“OzHarvest has given me the opportunity to help further my studies and to develop better skills in hospitality through the Nourish Program. It was such a pleasure to come into class each time and being surrounded by a warm and friendly environment. I’m very thankful for the support and encouragement from the Oz Harvest family for a life changing opportunity.”
Nourish Program graduate – first intake 2015