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McDonald's OASIS Gateway Training

Gain unit standards and kick-start a career in hospitality

McDonald's OASIS (Offering Assistance to Students in Schools) is a great workplace-based programme that provides a head start for students wanting a career in the hospitality/food industry.

The training is linked to nationally recognised unit standards and can lead to national qualifications in hospitality. OASIS is a ServiceIQ and McDonald’s initiative to support hospitality training in schools.

How it works

The OASIS programme takes place takes place in a local McDonald’s restaurant where students get to work with an experienced team. They will learn important skills that are right up with industry standards including: food safety, customer service, personal presentation and teamwork.

The programme involves a block period of 5–10 weeks, totalling 30 hours, with one to two shifts worked in each week. Scheduled time for student placement is during school term only. A schedule will be worked out for students, schools and McDonald’s.

Benefits for students

  • Get an introduction to an exciting career in hospitality.
  • Learn from a global leader that offers genuine career development.
  • Gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Get real experience in a real workplace.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie from working as part of a team.
  • Learn great industry skills and knowledge essential for a hospitality career. 
  • Learn in a fully supportive environment.

Training details

While finding out what it’s like to work in the different McDonald’s stations – including kitchen, drive-through and customer check-out – students will be assessed in these unit standards:

Unit  Unit standard title Level  Credits
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 2 3
167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision 2 4
14443 Pack food and beverage orders for takeaway in a commercial hospitality environment 2 2
28145 Interact with customers in a service delivery context 2 2
29529 Perform crew duties under supervision in a quick service restaurant 2 4
29530 Serve customers under supervision in a quick service restaurant 2 2
  Total Credits   17

Please note: At the discretion of McDonald's there may be an option for successful students to be offered a paid position after satisfactory completion of the OASIS programme.

How to apply

Student placements are limited and schools wishing to participate are required to contact us for details on how to register. To apply for this training please contact us at