(SIT30616) Certificate III in Hospitality

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Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of skills required in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, and cafes. You will learn waiting styles from fine dining through to café style service, and also be trained in other areas of hospitality, such learning how to operate a bar, pour wines, make cocktails, take orders, mix drinks and make good coffee. Entry level supervisory skills are also taught.

You will be required to purchase a Waiter’s uniform for an additional cost of $350

AQF Code
Course Duration
29 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: March, August; Launceston: February, May, August
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the training in this course provides graduates with the opportunity of employment as a waiter, barista or bartender, with further career pathways in the general hospitality industry; including hotels, motels, restaurants, clubs, airlines, shipping and other catering establishments.

Pathways to further study

Certificate IV in Hospitality

Course Structure

This course includes theoretical and practical components. You will work in both commercial kitchens and TasTAFE’s own restaurants and cafes that are open to the public, providing real life work experience.

To achieve a Certificate III in Hospitality, 15 units must be successfully completed:

7 Core Units
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
8 Elective Units

Electives may vary from region to region, contact GETI Tasmania for a full list of electives.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupation Health and Safety procedures must be followed.

This course includes a Work Placement Assessment.

Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.


Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

You may be required to purchase additional materials or stationery for your course.