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.

Certificate IV in Hospitality



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.


• 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.


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!


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.

SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB005 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXCOM001 - Source and present information

SITHIND002 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITXWHS003 - Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

SITXMGT001 - Monitor work operations

BSBDIV501 - Manage diversity in the workplace

SITXHRM001 - Coach others in job skills

SITXCOM002 - Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITHFAB007 - Serve food and beverage

SITHFAB004 - Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

SITXCCS007 - Enhance the customer service experience

SITXINV003 - Purchase goods

SITXWHS002 - Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

SITHIND004 - Work effectively in hospitality service (36 shifts)

SITXCOM005 - Manage conflict

SITXHRM003 - Lead and manage people

SITXINV004 - Control Stock

SITXFIN003 - Manage finances within the budget

SITHFAB016 - Provide advice on food


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.


From $10,500**

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


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.

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

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.

Colin | Studied Cookery and Hospitality

Hi, I am Colin, I’m from Malaysia and I study Cookery and Hospitality at QAT. My dream is to work in a reputable kitchen with knowledgeable staff in order to up-skill my Kitchen Career Path, especially in Patisseries which I am most passionate about.

Since the beginning of my studies, I have gained a lot of knowledge towards my dream career. I received invaluable knowledge from QAT, such as some real life workplace experiences from skilful trainers. They showed their best efforts to teach me all the skills they have learnt. I have to thank and appreciate the help from QAT since the beginning and til the end of my studies. At QAT, I once requested to my trainers that I wanted to learn something more about pastries and they did not hesitate to help me and provide me with an opportunity to work as a pastry apprentice at the Sofitel Hotel.

After an exciting long journey with QAT and the work opportunity they provided me, I have finally received a job offer to work as a Commis Pastry Chef at the Sofitel in Brisbane Central. I am so grateful to work with this company, and I know that it would not have happened if I did not meet my respectful trainers (Mr Ken and Mr Vincent) and with QAT’s help.

I have now applied for a Graduate Visa and will apply for my Permanent Residence in the future.


Thank you QAT, I truly appreciated all of your help.

Colin | Hospitality

Emma | Advanced Diploma in Hospitality

I am studying Advanced Diploma in Hospitality in the QAT. I really like the teachers and facilities here. In regards to the teachers, I learned a lot, not just from textbooks but also from their experiences. Some of the lessons I have learnt are to do with Marketing and Business planning. When the teacher Carmel was describing her experiences, she was very lively which make it very interesting. The information she shared was very important to me, as I wish to open my own store in the future.

Emma | Hospitality

Angela Milena Velandia Martin | Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

I chose Cert IV in the kitchen, because I studied a technical degree in Cooking in Colombia several years ago. However, in Colombia I did not learn enough (due to the few hours I had class), so I thought that in QAT it would be the same, but everything has been totally different and QAT has surpassed my expectations without any doubt. First of all, I am very lucky and I have a great teacher who has a lot of experience and is interested in giving us all her knowledge in a practical and interesting way, which has been incredible because I still do not work in the kitchen, but my interest in learning and Start improving my skills has increased in recent months.

Angela Milena Velandia Martin | Hospitality



Duration - 72 weeks

Units 21

Delivery Mode

  • Campus
  • Distance

Intake Dates

Every 6 weeks*

Work Placement

36 shifts


From $10,500

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

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