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Certificate IV in Hospitality

Code: SIT40422 CRICOS: 114580E

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Overview

Campus
Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 months

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

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 SIT40422 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

Our Certificate IV in Hospitality SIT40422 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 the Certificate IV in Hospitality SIT40422 take me?

You will be qualified to work as food attendant, bar service attendant, food and beverage supervisor, or a maître de.

  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Bar Supervisor
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Bar Attendant
Actually I never thought that I would go back to study but I have and I've enjoyed it the second time. I think I was more passionate this time.
Ashlyne Kumar
Hospitality Graduate
Portrait of Ashlyne Kumar

Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

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.

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
SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective 10
SITHFAB023 Operate a bar Elective 35
SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective 30
SITHFAB027 Serve food and beverage Elective 80
SITHFAB030 Prepare and serve cocktails Elective 20
SITHFAB034 Provide table service of food and beverage Elective 110
SITHFAB036 Provide advice on food Elective 40
SITHFAB037 Provide advice on food and beverage matching Elective 50
SITHFAB038 Plan and monitor espresso coffee service Elective 80
SITHIND006 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Elective 25
SITHIND008 Work effectively in hospitality service Core 1
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences Core 40
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict Core 20
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget Core 30
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety Elective 15
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills Core 20
SITXHRM008 Roster staff Core 30
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people Core 60
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations Core 20
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices Elective 12
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices Core 30

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1290 $6450 $11600
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1465 $6700 $11850
Per year $17400
Per semester $8700

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 1st of November. 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.

Fees explained

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

Check your eligibility here.

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.

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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

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

After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.

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

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Nationally Recognised Training

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

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