Certificate III in Hospitality


Gain hands-on hospitality skills for employment in restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars with the Certificate III in Hospitality at Queensland Academy of Technology

Kickstart your hospitality career with this entry-level qualification and gain the skills and knowledge to become a food and beverage attendant or work behind a bar, with the view to becoming a team leader or gaining supervisory role in a restaurant, hotel, or venue.


Certificate III in Hospitality at QAT will equip you with a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. This qualification prepares you with well-rounded functional hospitality skills to suit specific roles and sectors in the industry through your choice of electives. You can choose to launch your hospitality career after taking this course or continue with further study. Either way you will gain skills that are in demand by the hospitality industry in restaurants, cafes and bars.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program provides a Queensland Government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible Participants undertaking an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate level III qualification, which can help you to get a job outcome or career progression. Training and assessment in this qualification is targeted at individuals seeking employment within the Hospitality industry.

Course Duration and Study Options

The duration of a course may vary based on the funding by which the program is being delivered under. In this instance, a training plan/schedule will be used to outline the duration and scheduling of the intended program to the student or candidate. The study options will be set out in the schedule/plan which is provided at enrolment, detailing the training methods by which the program is being delivered. All courses have full fee disclosure prior to a student commences upon enrolment.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Fees and Funding

Please refer to the following details of Fee and Funding. Where alterations are made to course structure, fees will be recalculated and students advised accordingly.


Classroom exercises, Group Activities, Practical demonstrations, Projects, Verbal/ Written questions


We have many payment options available depending on each individual student. Please Contact QAT to know what payment option suits you.

Why Study with QAT?

At QAT our aim is to assist you in reaching the required competence and confidence to succeed within the Hospitality industry.

Join QAT industry award winning trainers who will provide you with the individual training support to successfully achieve your study to reach career goals and gain employment in the Hospitality, Events and Tourism industry.

You will receive:
• Highly informative orientation and induction
• Meet with the lead trainer to discuss all aspects of the course including work placement
• An individual training schedule which includes assessment due dates
• Meet the student support officer dedicated to assist you
• Access to the QAT student portal, E-learning portal and virtual classroom
• Access to QAT student Facebook, student activity calendar and QAT job club
• Work placement in a real Hospitality business to receive hands on experience
• Access to Hospitality job vacancies
• Once successfully completed, you have access to the pathway towards SIT40422 Certificate IV in Hospitality


SITXCOM007 - Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXHRM007 - Coach others in job skills
SITHIND006 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXWHS005 - Participate in safe work practices
SITHIND008 - Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS014 - Provide service to customers
SITHFAB021 - Provide responsible service of alcohol*
SITXFSA005 - Use hygienic practices for food safety*
SITXINV006 - Receive, store and maintain stock
SITXFIN007 - Process financial transactions
SITHFAB024 - Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB025 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB027 - Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB034 - Provide table service of food and beverage
SITXFSA006 - Participate in safe food handling practices


Students can pursue further studies by enrolling into Certificate IV in Hospitality. For information on our pathways, please see pathway programs.

Alternatively, for shorter study duration, apply to study a packaged course. Student can choose to package this course with a higher level certificate course in Hospitality. For more information, please contact us.


Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:

• Barista (Espresso Coffee Machine Operator)
• Bar Attendant
• Food and Beverage Attendant
• Front Desk Receptionist
• Function Attendant
• Function Host
• Gaming attendant
• Housekeeper
• Restaurant host
• Senior bar attendant
• Wait Staff

Any Questions?

For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us now and we'll get you started.


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