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Hospitality

Certificate IV in

Code: SIT40416 Cricos: 097029G
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Preston, Prahran

Campus

Preston, Prahran

Duration

1 year full time / available part time

Duration

1 year full time / available part time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Join a fast-paced and flexible industry

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.

Work and learn at the same time

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.

A qualification you can use anywhere

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You will be qualified to work as food attendant, bar service attendant, food and beverage supervisor, maître de
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Bar Supervisor
  • Cocktail Bar Attendant
  • Restaurant Supervisor

Pathways

Completion of the Certificate IV in Hospitality allows direct access and pathways to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Class Schedule

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

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work and 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
SITHFAB007 SERVE FOOD AND BEVERAGE Core 80
BSBDIV501 MANAGE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE Core 60
SITHFAB003 OPERATE A BAR Core 35
SITXCOM005 MANAGE CONFLICT Core 20
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

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1090 $5450 $9850
Materials fee $200 $200 $200
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1465 $5900 $10300
Per year $14900
Per semester $7450
Materials fee $200

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

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

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20% 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

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

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Materials fee for one semester is $100
$200(AUD) for full year of study, $100 for one semester.
Food and beverage uniform.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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Requirements

While there are no specific entry requirements, we encourage you to attend one of our Information Sessions Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

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. 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.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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