SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Course Description

The Certificate III in Hospitality has been designed as a foundation level qualification for students who have a passion for the hospitality industry. This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.

Core hospitality skills and knowledge is covered throughout this program including customer service, the preparation and service of espresso coffee and non-alcoholic beverages, hygienic practices and workplace safety. If you are interested in a career in Hospitality or are currently working in the sector and looking at formalizing your skill set, then this qualification is for you.

Please note: This course is superseded.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Bar Attendant
  • Cafe Attendant
  • Catering Assistant
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Porter
  • Room Attendant

This Course is only available to South Australia High School Students

Course at a Glance

  • Duration

    Up to 26 Weeks
  • Start Date

    Flexible intake and start dates available.  Contact us for more information.
  • Study Mode

    Blended (Predominately
    Face-to-Face and Online)
  • Study Location

    South Australia
  • Campus Location

  • Vocational Placement

    36 Complete Service
    Periods (Shifts)

Entry Requirements

Students are required to meet the following requirements below to enter this course.

To be eligible to participate, the requirements are that students:

  • Students must be enrolled in a South Australia secondary high school
  • Students must reside in South Australia
  • Students must be enrolled in Year Level 10 – 12
  • Students must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a Humanitarian Visa

The following units delivered as part of this qualification have academic prerequisite requirements. If students do not hold these, Queensford College is able to customise individual training plans to include the Prerequisite units. Contact the Queensford College Student Support Team to find out more.

Unit in this qualification Prerequisite unit
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol


A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Queensford College can support each student throughout the program.

Students will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred
  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge
    • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum)
    • FOR MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above
  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word
  • Reliable internet connection

Course Overview

This qualification to be suitable for high school students who have an interest in hospitality.

Nationally recognised

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) focuses on delivering qualifications to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Students can undertake one funded VETiS course, as part of their school studies, delivered in a school by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or by enrolling in a course with an external RTO.

Learn more about VETiS

  • Gain an understanding of the hospitality industry including where to source key industry knowledge and information, how to apply skills effectively and key social and cultural sensitivity
  • Strategies to work effectively in a team environment and customer services skills and how to coach and train staff
  • Hospitality essentials such as responsible service of alcohol, preparation and service of non-alcoholic beverages, espresso coffee and food
  • Business essentials such as how to process financial transactions, design and produce business documents and effective communication skills
  • Safety essentials such as the use of hygienic practices for food and workplace safety
Unit Code Unit Title
Stage 1
Core Units
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Unit
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practice for food safety
Stage 2
Core Units
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
Elective Units
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB005^ Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB014^# Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions
SITHFAB007^ Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

^# These units require completion of a prerequisite unit, please refer to the Academic Prerequisite section above for further details.

Students will be assessed through the following general methods of assessment that may apply for each unit. Each of the selected methods must be completed/deemed satisfactory, as each method is only a partial completion.

  • Written Assessment – a set of written tasks provided to the student required to be completed including, question and answer
  • Project/Report
  • Observation/Demonstration Report – students required to demonstrate tasks directly related to the training package requirements.

Queensford College use industry current practices and methodologies to ensure the training program is relevant to industry while also meeting Training Package requirements. Our students have access to a team of reliable staff and trainers that are available throughout the course duration. For the duration of the course students will be supported with the following:

  • Student Services: for all administrative enquiries and on issues associated with general academic skills
  • Trainers: to answer any questions students may have about the course content, assessments and study progress
  • Help Desk: for any assistance on course materials and assessment submission through our online learning platform.

The Certificate III in Hospitality includes the requirement of a minimum of 36 complete service periods (shifts) of practical placement to be completed.

Students will learn valuable practical skills and knowledge whilst meeting there unit requirements. The work placement may take place during the school holidays and Queensford College will assisting students in finding their placements. Students will need to provide a copy of a current resume for us to assist with work placement.

Fees and Funding Options

This course is available through Fee-For-Service.

Queensford College has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation.

  • Upfront 100% Payment*

    Payment through your own pocket either by EFT or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).

    *Students are not required to paymore than 50% of the total tuition fees upfront before the commencement of the course that is more than 25 weeks. Upfront 100% payment is required for courses of 25 weeks or less.

  • Payment Plan

    Payment through convenient instalments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per semester.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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  • Direct Debit

    Payment through a Direct Debit: withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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How to Apply

At Queensford College, we strive to make possible an easy, smooth, and efficient application process.

  • Choose a Course

    Student to select a suitable South Australia VETiS offered course. View courses here

  • Create a USI

    Student to Create a USI here

  • Complete Enrolment Form

    Student and their parents/guardians complete and signs the  SA VETiS student enrolment form

  • School VET Coordinator to Sign Enrolment Form

    Student to get the School VET Coordinator to sign the SA VETiS student enrolment form.

  • Send Completed Form to Queensford College

    Email completed SA VETiS student enrolment form to  sa@queensford.edu.au

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