Certificate III in Hospitality (workplace-based)

Free TAFE course
Course Code SIT30616
Locations Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac, Workplace training
Study Mode Full-time, Workplace, Online, Workshops
Length 12 months
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable Online and classroom delivery.
This course also makes use of the student's workplace experience.
Course Overview
Introduction

This course provides workers in the hospitality industry with the training required to develop their practical skills and experience to undertake a range of front of house hospitality tasks.

The course is delivered online, in the classroom and makes use of the student’s workplace experience.

What will I Learn?

In the Certificate III in Hospitality, you will acquire the Safe Food Handling and RSA certificates.

You will also learn about customer service,  food hygiene, how to prepare and serve espresso coffee and other beverages, safe work practices, teamwork, serving of food and beverages,  preparing and presenting simple dishes, how to operate a bar and how to process financial transactions.

You can choose between a health stream of electives or a front of house stream of electives

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotel, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Pathways

After achieving the Certificate III in Hospitality, you may choose to progress to the Certificate IV in Hospitality, or to Certificate IV qualifications in other service industry fields such as Tourism. Alternatively, the Diploma of Hospitality Management may be studied.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

Find the next info session near you

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You are required to 17 years of age and have workplace experience in the hospitality industry.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 15 $0.00
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25 $0.00
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service 0 $0.00
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25 $0.00
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity 20 $0.00
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills 20 $0.00
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace 40 $0.00
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment 25 $20.00
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes 25 $40.00
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches 10 $20.00
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10 $0.00
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar 35 $0.00
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages 20 $0.00
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30 $20.00
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage 80 $0.00
SITHFAB010 Prepare and serve cocktails 20 $0.00
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13 $0.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $15.00
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices 40 $0.00
TLIE1005 Carry out basic workplace calculations 20 $0.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
This is a Free TAFE course

From 1 January 2019, students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,275.00
Concession rate $455.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $4,900.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $270.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.