1 year full time / available part time
1 year full time / available part time
February, July, February, July
The hospitality industry covers restaurants, cafes and bars, with a need for skilled food and drink specialists. Australia’s growing ‘foodie’ culture has fuelled rapid growth in the hospitality sector over the last five years. Employment in the hospitality industry is expected to grow by 12.1% in the next five years, equal to an additional 91,000 jobs. With such growing demand, there’s never been a better time to pursue a career in hospitality. With a Certificate IV in Hospitality from Melbourne Polytechnic, you could help feed the country’s growing appetite for high quality food and drink.
Melbourne Polytechnic students learn hospitality skills in a practical, hands-on way, while also gaining essential experience in hospitality supervision. You’ll receive training in our specialist barista and bar operations academy. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop hospitality service skills within our award-winning commercial restaurant, St Georges, and other food service providers, such as The Apprentice Cafe. Industry-experienced teachers will support your learning and give you the skills to step into a restaurant or bar environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved in major events, functions, celebrity chef dinners and much more. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Hospitality Department has strong links with industry associations, so you can graduate with a foot in the door of an exciting industry.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Hospitality will equip you with a skillset you can take anywhere. You’ll graduate with skills in customer service, bar operations, cocktail and barista work, advanced beer and wine knowledge, food and drink matching, advanced table service and leadership and supervision. You’ll be ready to work in operational and supervisory positions, such as food and beverage attendant, restaurant supervisor, bar supervisor or cocktail bar attendant.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
All Hospitality training is conducted between Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 9.30pm. The nature of the industry requires students to participate in service periods that are reflective of the job outcomes and will include lunch and dinner service periods within our student led cafes and restaurants
Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work and theory tests
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|SITHFAB007||SERVE FOOD AND BEVERAGE||Core||80|
|BSBDIV501||MANAGE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE||Core||60|
|SITHFAB003||OPERATE A BAR||Core||35|
|SITXCCS007||ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCES||Core||40|
|SITXWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Core||12|
|SITHFAB010||PREPARE AND SERVE COCKTAILS||Core||20|
|SITHFAB016||PROVIDE ADVICE ON FOOD||Core||40|
|SITHFAB002||PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL||Core||10|
|SITXHRM003||LEAD AND MANAGE PEOPLE||Core||60|
|SITHFAB005||PREPARE AND SERVE ESPRESSO COFFEE||Core||30|
|SITHIND004||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN HOSPITALITY SERVICE||Core||1|
|SITXHRM001||COACH OTHERS IN JOB SKILLS||Core||20|
|SITXWHS003||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES||Core||30|
|SITHFAB017||PROVIDE ADVICE ON FOOD AND BEVERAGE MATCHING||Core||50|
|SITXCOM002||SHOW SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY||Core||20|
|SITHFAB004||PREPARE AND SERVE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES||Core||20|
|SITXFSA001||USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY||Core||15|
|SITHFAB014||PROVIDE TABLE SERVICE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE||Core||110|
|SITXFIN003||MANAGE FINANCES WITHIN A BUDGET||Core||30|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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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 2019. 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.
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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. 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 of our Skills and Job Centres, 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.
All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.
You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400
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