• Traineeship

Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
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Course Duration:
66 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

No upcoming intakes for this course this year.
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About this course

A Certificate III in Hospitality (Traineeship) allows you to complete a recognised qualification and work in industry under paid employment at the same time. To enrol as a trainee, you must be employed in industry on a part-time or full-time basis and have a Commonwealth Government Training Contract in place.

Do you aspire to work in one of Australia's best restaurants? Mix drinks in a busy night club bar? or simply provide food and beverage service skills at your local venue? if you answered yes to any of these, then Certificate III in Hospitality is the course for you!
Get the skills and knowledge required to become job ready for a variety of hospitality settings. You will gain hands on skills in the areas of espresso coffee making, mixing of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food and beverage waiting, including full table service.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2024. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Possible job opportunities may include, but not be limited to:
- Espresso coffee machine operator in a trendy cafe
- Bar person in a busy night club
- Food and beverage attendant in your local hotel
- Function room host at a leading reception centre
- Function room attendant at your local conference facility
- Senior bar attendant at your local club
- Waiter in a busy café, restaurant or bistro environment
- Front desk receptionist at your local club
- Front office assistant at a leading hotel.

Opportunities for Further Study

*SIT40422 Certificate IV in Hospitality
*SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management
*SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
*not currently on offer at TAFE Gippsland

Skills or Knowledge gained

Our trainers will pass on their industry knowledge in all areas of customer service and food and beverage day to day operations. You will learn all of the basics of food and beverage hygiene and workplace safety, making you confident and ready to step into one of Australia's largest, and most flexible industries.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for Certifcate III in Hospitality (Non Apprentice).
However, if you're thinking of enrolling in Certificate III in Hospitality as a part time or full time trainee, then you must be employed in industry and have a Commonwealth Government Training Contract in place.
School Based Traineeships or Head Start Traineeships must be enrolled in either in VCE or VCE VM.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Hospitality.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $500.18 $2,500.90 $7,558.90
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $300.00 $300.00 $300.00
Total $800.18 $2,800.90 $7,858.90
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB022 Clean and tidy bar areas
SITHFAB023 Operate a bar
SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB027 Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB034 Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB036 Provide advice on food
SITHIND006 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHIND008 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.