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12 months full time / available part time
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 SIT40416 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.
Our Certificate IV in Hospitality SIT40416 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.
You will be qualified to work as food attendant, bar service attendant, food and beverage supervisor, or a maître de.
Completion of the Certificate IV in Hospitality SIT40416 allows direct access and pathways to the Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416 and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60316.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
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.
|BSBDIV501||MANAGE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE||Core||60|
|BSBTWK201||Work effectively with others||Elective||40|
|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|
|SITHFAB017||PROVIDE ADVICE ON FOOD AND BEVERAGE MATCHING||Elective||50|
|SITHIND004||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN HOSPITALITY SERVICE||Core||1|
|SITXCCS007||ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCES||Core||40|
|SITXCOM002||SHOW SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY||Elective||20|
|SITXFIN003||MANAGE FINANCES WITHIN A BUDGET||Core||30|
|SITXFSA001||USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY||Elective||15|
|SITXHRM001||COACH OTHERS IN JOB SKILLS||Core||20|
|SITXHRM003||LEAD AND MANAGE PEOPLE||Core||60|
|SITXMGT001||Monitor Work Operations||Core||20|
|SITXWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Elective||12|
|SITXWHS003||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES||Core||30|
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
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 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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 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 1300 635 276
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.