Courses

Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30616

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

If you have good interpersonal skills and enjoy working in busy environments then this course is for you. This could be your way to travel and earn funds along the way, or work your way into management positions.

Conference Centre | Melbourne Polytechnic

A global career

Our Certificate III in Hospitality gives you the skills to work anywhere, from the local pub to top international restaurants around the world. Train with industry-qualified professionals in our modern facilities and begin a successful career in hospitality.

This course develops the operational skills required for the hospitality industry. You will obtain certificates in RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) and Food Hygiene (Use hygienic practises for food safety) required to gain a range of entry level jobs.

Practical skills to succeed

You will learn how to:

  • Operate a bar (including cellaring systems)
  • Prepare and serve coffee (become a barista)
  • Food and beverage service (including order taking, service food, cashiering, etc)
  • Create cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Customer service, teamwork and hygiene
  • Industry connections and resources

    Receive on-the-job training in our fully operational restaurant, St Georges.

    Employment outcomes

    You will be qualified to work as a waiter and bar attendant across a range of industries, such as hotels, restaurants, airline catering and clubs.

    Assessment

    Assessment consists of role-playing, assignments, class work and theory tests.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

    Apprenticeships and Non-Apprenticeships

    Melbourne Polytechnic offers apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship training at our Preston campus and in the workplace. Workplace training is conducted within your business and is tailored to both the individual and the business’s capabilities and needs. For further information conduct our workplace programs unit. Non-Apprenticeship applicants please be aware delivery is subject to government funding.

Local Students

Code

SIT30616

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669574

Campuses

WORKPLACE & INDUSTRY, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Hospitality Conference Centre Restaurant and Café
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$2600
Ineligible:$5150
Concession:$520

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including: practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work, theory tests

Materials

You will be required to purchase textbooks, stationery and other materials, including a front-of-house uniform.

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements. For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

Once you successfully complete the Certificate III, you can gp onto further study with a SIT40416 Certificate IV and to the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management and the SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Career Pathways

On completion, you’ll be qualified to find employment in the hospitality industry including hotels, motels, restaurants and clubs. Career areas for hospitality professionals include waiters and bar attendants, hotel and resort staff, hospital catering services staff and travel industry catering crew

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

SIT30616

CRICOS Code

091448C

Campuses

PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 6 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6750
  • Tuition fees per year: $6750
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42, with no communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other: course only available full-time

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including: practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work, theory tests

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Pathways to further study

Once you successfully complete the Certificate III, you can gp onto further study with a SIT40416 Certificate IV and to the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management and the SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Career Pathways

On completion, you’ll be qualified to find employment in the hospitality industry including hotels, motels, restaurants and clubs. Career areas for hospitality professionals include waiters and bar attendants, hotel and resort staff, hospital catering services staff and travel industry catering crew

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS 15
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas 15
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar 35
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages 20
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage 80
SITHFAB008 Operate and monitor cellar systems 40
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service 1
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.