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Certificate III in Hospitality

Free TAFE Jobtrainer Code: SIT30616 CRICOS: 091448C

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Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

6 months full time / 1 year part time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Our SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality is designed to provide practical skills required to serve food and beverage in restaurants, cafes, bars, convention centres and food retail outlets.

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 practices for food safety) required to gain a range of entry level jobs.

Train with industry-qualified professionals in our modern facilities and begin a successful career in hospitality.

You will learn:

  • How to operate a bar (including cellaring systems)
  • Preparing coffee
  • Food and beverage service (including order taking, service food, cashiering, etc)
  • Creating cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Customer service, teamwork and hygiene

Train with industry-experienced teachers in our specialist hospitality training facility.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. Possible jobs include: barista, food and beverage attendant, bar attendant, waiter, function attendant.
  • Barista
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Bar Attendant
  • Waiter

Pathways

You can go onto further study with a SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality, then the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management and the SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.
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Course Details

Delivery methods

Blended delivery with some face to face in classrooms and St Georges Restaurant and some on-line delivery

  • Blended learning

Class Schedule

Classes will be conducted Monday to Friday, 16 to 18 hours per week, usually 3 or 4 days per week, including one evening service in St Georges Restaurant on Preston campus.

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS Core 15
SITHFAB002 PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL Elective 10
SITHFAB003 OPERATE A BAR Elective 35
SITHFAB005 PREPARE AND SERVE ESPRESSO COFFEE Elective 30
SITHFAB007 SERVE FOOD AND BEVERAGE Elective 80
SITHFAB010 PREPARE AND SERVE COCKTAILS Elective 20
SITHFAB014 PROVIDE TABLE SERVICE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE Elective 110
SITHFAB016 PROVIDE ADVICE ON FOOD Elective 40
SITHIND002 SOURCE AND USE INFORMATION ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Core 25
SITHIND004 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN HOSPITALITY SERVICE Core 1
SITXCCS006 PROVIDE SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS Core 25
SITXCOM002 SHOW SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY Core 20
SITXFSA001 USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY Elective 15
SITXHRM001 COACH OTHERS IN JOB SKILLS Core 20
SITXWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Core 12

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $520 $2600 $6250
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $250 $695 $2850 $6500
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The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 1300 635 276.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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

Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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