Certificate III in Hospitality



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.


• 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)


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


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.

BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others

SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITXHRM001 - Coach others in job skills

SITHIND002 - Source and use information in the hospitality industry

SITHFAB004 - Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

SITHFAB005 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITHIND004 - Work effectively in hospitality service

SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices

SITXCCS006 - Provide service to customers

SITXCOM002 - Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITHFAB016 - Provide advice on food

SITHFAB014 - Provide table service of food and beverage

SITHFAB007 - Serve food and beverage


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.


Under Certificate III Guarantee:

Concessional: $30
Non-Concessional: $60

Fee for Services: $3,750


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


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



Duration - 24 weeks

Units 15

Delivery Mode

  • Campus
  • On the job

Work Placement

36 shifts


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

Duration - 48 weeks

Units 15

Delivery Mode

  • Campus
  • Distance

Intake Dates

Every 6 weeks*

Work Placement

36 shifts


From $7,050

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