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SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30616 | CRICOS: 098204M

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.

Course Description

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

  • 24 weeks

Entry Requirements

  • Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency
  • Must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate 3 level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)

Tuition Fees

Under Certificate III Guarantee:
  • Concessional: $30
  • Non-Concessional: $60
Fee for Services: $3,750


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

Payment Options

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 SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality

Qualification Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 15 units of competency. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 36 shifts of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Work effectively with others
Provide responsible service of alcohol
Coach others in job skills
Source and use information in the hospitality industry
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Work effectively in hospitality service
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe food handling practices
Participate in safe work practices
Provide service to customers
Show social and cultural sensitivity
Provide advice on food
Provide table service of food and beverage
Serve food and beverage

Employment Opportunities

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

Further Study

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.

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.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    24 weeks

  • Delivery Mode

    Campus. On the Job.

  • Units


  • Work Placement:

    36 shifts

  • Intake Dates

    Every 2 weeks*

  • Cost

    Certificate 3 Guarantee,
    Concessional $30
    Non-Concessional $60
    Fee for Service $3,750

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