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SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality

SIT40416 | CRICOS: 093170A

Enjoy a rewarding and exciting career in one of the largest and most diverse industries around the world.

Certificate IV in Hospitality will lay an essential foundation for further study with our Diploma of Hospitality. While you extend your knowledge and skills on various facets of Hospitality, you will also become qualified to be a team leader and supervisor.

Course Description

The SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality qualification covers a wide range of core hospitality topics, and exciting electives. Graduates who complete their Certificate IV in Hospitality will be competent in the responsible service of alcohol, food safety and hygiene, bartending, coffee making and food and beverage service skills. They will have the leadership skills to manage and lead others within a business, along with grounding in the financial and operational foundations of running a leading hospitality venue.

The course structure allows for repeated practice of practical skills, continually building on existing skills to help develop both confidence and professionalism. The confidence and skills our graduates attain will allow them to operate independently or with limited guidance from others, and use their discretion to solve non-routine problems in the workplace.

Course Duration and Study Options

  • 72 Weeks (2 Days per week)
  • 36 shifts mandatory industry placement

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent* (No band below 5.0).
  • Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent in the student’s home country).*
  • Students who have not completed high school must have relevant work experience or a qualification that indicate a likely success of course completion.

*Alternatively, students are required to take a pre-test before enrolment.

Tuition Fees

From $10,500**

**Check Fees and Funding or contact QAT for latest promotion.


Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning.

You can choose to package this course with the Diploma of Hospitality for a shorter duration of the combined programs. Contact us to find out more!

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 Hospitality 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:
  • This course will upgrade student’s skills and knowledge to become qualified in a supervisory role within hospitality.
  • This qualification is nationally recognised.
  • Our trainers are qualified, industry-experienced professionals who provide one-on-one support to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.
  • Students will be trained in real world settings and acquire job-ready skills through their training.
  • Successful completion of this course will enable you to work as a food and beverage or front of house supervisor, or complete further study with our internal pathways.

Qualification Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 21 units of competency. Students are required to complete a mandatory industry placement of 36 shifts to satisfy this component of your qualification. The qualification cannot be awarded without this being completed successfully.

Provide responsible service of alcohol
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Source and present information
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Monitor work operations
Manage diversity in the workplace
Coach others in job skills
Show social and cultural sensitivity
Serve food and beverage
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
Enhance the customer service experience
Purchase goods
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Work effectively in hospitality service (36 shifts)
Manage conflict
Lead and manage people
Control Stock
Manage finances within the budget
Provide advice on food

Employment Opportunities

Possible job titles include:

  • Bar supervisor or team leader
  • Concierge
  • Duty manager
  • Food and beverage supervisor or team leader
  • Front office supervisor or team leader
  • Housekeeping supervisor or team leader
  • Gaming supervisor or team leader
  • Shift manager

Further Study

Students can pursue further studies by enrolling into a Diploma of Hospitality Management through our pathway program. For information on our pathways, please see Pathways.

Any Questions?

For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
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Course Overview

  • Duration

    72 weeks

  • Delivery Mode

    Campus, Distance

  • Units


  • Work Placement:

    36 shifts

  • Intake Dates

    Every 6 weeks*

  • Cost

    From $10,500

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