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Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30622

Overview

Fee Free TAFE

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to be able to join the hospitality industry in an entry level position.

You will gain and apply a broad set of skills and knowledge in a range of hospitality topics including hygiene and safe work practices, customer service, effective communication, handling customer complaints, bar service including coffee and the responsible service of alcohol, financial transactions, in house events, restaurant service, teamwork, collaboration and multitasking skills.

This course provides a pathway to work in organisations worldwide such as restaurants, cruise ships, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, caf├ęs, and coffee shops.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30622

Course No:

C3-TS50

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

1 semester full-time (approximately 18-20 hrs per week) or part time equivalent.

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Fee information for completing this course under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement is available on the Apprenticeships and Traineeships page. The total course cost may vary if subjects are attempted more than once.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

Standard $1,380
Apprentice/trainee subsidised fee $430

Likely Job Outcome:

Possible job titles include:
  • Food and beverage attendant
  • Espresso coffee machine operator (barista)
  • Bar attendant
  • Function attendant
  • Restaurant host
  • Function host
  • Hospitality all-rounder

Application Type:

Standard; Fee Free TAFE; Apprentice/Trainee
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

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After achieving the Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30622, you can progress to the Certificate III in Events SIT30522 or the Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50422.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open entry.
If you are entering these courses as a trainee under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit CIT Foundation Skills page.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 6

  • SITHIND006   Source and use information on the hospitality industry
    • CIT Code: HOSP225
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use current and emerging information on the hospitality industry. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to the hospitality industry. Hospitality personnel integrate this essential knowledge on a daily basis to work effectively in the industry.The unit applies to all hospitality sectors and people working at different levels. Managers will use more formal research to attain specialised and comprehensive knowledge to support product planning, marketing and strategic management activities. This is covered in other units of competency.This unit is not about having in-depth knowledge but focuses on the ability to source and interpret information relevant to day-to-day activities in order to maximise work performance.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITHIND008   Work effectively in hospitality service
    • CIT Code: HOSP226
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a hospitality environment and provide service to customers during service periods.It requires the ability to integrate a range of individual technical skills while dealing with numerous sales, service or operational tasks simultaneously to meet the needs of multiple and diverse customers. A service period incorporates preparation, service and end of service tasks.The unit applies individuals working in a range of different departments such as accommodation services, food and beverage, gaming operations and housekeeping, in various hospitality industry settings, including bars, hotels, cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs and motels.It applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXCCS014   Provide service to customers
    • CIT Code: HOSP227
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport with customers, determine and address customer needs and expectations, and respond to complaints.The unit applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXCOM007   Show social and cultural sensitivity
    • CIT Code: EVNT137
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be socially aware when serving customers and working with colleagues. It requires the ability to communicate with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity, and to address cross-cultural misunderstandings should they arise.The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXHRM007   Coach others in job skills
    • CIT Code: HOSP235
      Cost: Standard $50.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide on-the-job coaching to colleagues. It requires the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and monitor the progress of colleagues until they are able to operate independently of the coach.The unit applies to experienced operational personnel and to supervisors and managers who informally train other people in new workplace skills and procedures.It applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXWHS005   Participate in safe work practices
    • CIT Code: WPHS147
      Cost: Standard $50.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation.All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory WHS legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 9

  • SITHFAB021   Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • CIT Code: HOSP219
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell, serve or supply alcohol.Responsible practices must be undertaken wherever alcohol is sold, served or supplied, including where alcohol samples are served during on-site product tastings. This unit therefore applies to any workplace where alcohol is sold, served or supplied, including all types of hospitality venues, packaged liquor outlets and wineries, breweries and distilleries.The unit applies to all levels of personnel involved in the sale, service, including promotional service and supply of alcohol in licensed premises. Those selling or serving alcohol may include food and beverage attendants; packaged liquor salespersons selling in person, over the phone or online; winery, brewery and distillery cellar door staff; delivery services and supplier sales representatives. The unit also applies to security staff who monitor customer behaviour and to the licensee who is ultimately responsible for responsible service of alcohol (RSA) management.The unit incorporates the knowledge requirements, under state and territory liquor licensing law, for employees engaged in the sale, service or supply of alcohol.Certification requirements differ across states and territories. In some cases, all people involved in the sale, service including promotional service and supply of alcohol in licensed premises must be certified in this unit. This can include the licensee and security staff.This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases, after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences.Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITHFAB025   Prepare and serve espresso coffee
    • CIT Code: HOSP221
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.Preparation of coffee beverages using other methods is covered in SITHFAB024 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages.This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves espresso coffee beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, function and event venues.It applies to espresso machine operators who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITHFAB023   Operate a bar
    • CIT Code: HOSP220
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare a bar for service, take drink orders, prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and close the bar down. Customer service and selling skills are found in other units.The unit applies to any hospitality organisation that operates a bar, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, cafes, and wineries.The unit applies to bar attendants who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of liquor legislation laws in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
      SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXCCS010   Provide visitor information
    • CIT Code: TOUR263
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access general information on facilities, products and services available in the local area and to provide this to visitors.The unit applies to frontline service personnel working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality, events, entertainment and cultural contexts. Information is often provided face-to-face, but may be by telephone or other remote mechanisms.It applies to frontline service personnel who routinely respond to visitor requests for general local area information. They may be working independently or with guidance from others in restaurants, hotels, wineries, attractions, entertainment venues, tour operations, visitor information centres and at tour desks.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITHFAB034   Provide table service of food and beverage
    • CIT Code: HOSP222
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide quality table service of food and beverage in la carte or fine-dining settings. It covers high order service techniques to prepare the restaurant for the service period, provide food and beverage advice to customers, serve and clear food and beverages, and complete end of service tasks.Fundamental technical skills for food and beverage service are covered by the unit SITHFAB027 Serve food and beverage.This unit applies to hospitality organisations where table service of food and beverage is provided, such as restaurants, dining rooms and function venues.It applies to food and beverage attendants who work with some independence and under limited supervision. They may provide operational advice and support to team members.The sale and service of alcohol is subject to the provisions of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) law in each state and territory of Australia. Skills and knowledge for compliance with this law are covered by the prerequisite unit SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
      SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITHGAM022   Provide responsible gambling services
    • CIT Code: HOSP223
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Apprentice $5.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide responsible gambling services, and to assist those customers who may be at risk of or are already experiencing harm from gambling.Responsible gambling services must be provided wherever gambling activities are undertaken. In the hospitality industry, the gambling environment is usually referred to as the gaming area and is provided in a range of venues, such as hotels, motels, clubs, pubs and casinos.The major forms of gambling are wagering (racing and sport) and gaming (gaming machines, table games, Keno and lotteries). Both forms of gambling are relevant to the hospitality industry. Hospitality venues may operate Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) outlets for wagering on racing and sport events. They may also cover the full range of gaming activities, including operating gaming machines, table games, Keno and lotteries.Responsible provision of gambling services is an essential underpinning skill for all hospitality personnel involved in the sale and service of gambling activities in licensed premises, including the licensee, gaming supervisors and gaming managers when involved in operational gambling activities.The unit applies equally to frontline operational gambling personnel who operate with a limited level of autonomy and under some supervision and guidance from others. They would operate within predefined organisational procedures, and regulatory authority and industry and organisational codes of conduct.Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state and territory gaming licensing authority to determine accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.The unit also relates to satisfying the requirements for providing responsible gambling services under state and territory legislation. The terms used to describe this vary across state and territory regulatory bodies and can include Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG), Responsible Service of Gaming, or Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG).Under differing state and territory legislation this is a required certification unit for certain nominated personnel operating in licensed gambling premises.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITEEVT023   Plan in-house events
    • CIT Code: EVNT131
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan the delivery of commercial events. It requires the ability to identify client operational needs and preferences, prepare and confirm event proposals, and finalise operational documents for the delivery of events.This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.It applies to event coordinators who operate independently and are responsible for making a range of operational decisions. They may work in commercial event venues, such as hotels, clubs, theatres, and convention and exhibition centres.The skills in this unit of competency must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXFIN007   Process financial transactions
    • CIT Code: HOSP230
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to accept and process payments for products and services, and reconcile takings at the end of the service period or day.The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.This unit mainly applies to frontline sales and operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. It does, however, describe a fundamental operational function and those people who work with very little independence under close supervision would also use this skill.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXFSA005   Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • CIT Code: COOK282
      Cost: Standard $40.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas.This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff.Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.In some States and Territories businesses are required to designate a food safety supervisor who is required to be certified as competent in this unit through a registered training organisation. Food safety legislative and knowledge requirements may differ across borders. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory food safety authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Advanced Diploma Hospitality Management SIT60316
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Statement Attainment Responsible Service of Alcohol
Statement Attainment Customer Service SITSS00078
Statement Attainment Introduction to Hospitality Service
Statement Attainment Hospitality Compliance Skill Set SITSS00070
Statement Attainment Provide Responsible Gambling Services
Non-Accredited Training Coffee Basics

More Information

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