Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30616 | CRICOS: 098204M

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Kickstart your career in the field that:

  • Has a fast-growing future;
  • Is diverse and filled with opportunities;
  • Offers great job prospects;
  • Is dynamic and ever-changing;
  • Every day is a brand new experience!

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who use a range of well-developed hospitality skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of industry operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

Course Duration
48 weeks
Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent* (No band below 5.0).

Tuition fees

From $7,050**

Work placement hours
36 shifts
Intake Dates
Every 6 weeks starting from 29/01/2019. See the PDF for all intake dates.

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

**$300 materials fee and $250 enrolment fee; This is a guide only, please contact QAT for the exact cost

Course Highlights

  • This qualification is nationally recognised.
  • This course will train you to communicate and work effectively within the hospitality industry.
  • Students will also learn the importance of using hygienic practices for food safety.
  • Students will gain practical skills for serving food and beverage, providing responsible service of alcohol, preparing and serving espresso coffee.
  • 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 in food and beverage, accommodation services and gaming, or complete further study with our internal pathways.

Course Units

Use hygienic practices for food safety
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
Serve food and beverage
Show social and cultural sensitivity
Provide responsible service of alcohol
Coach others in job skills
Participate in safe food handling practices
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Work effectively in hospitality service (36 shifts)
Use social media in a business
Provide service to customers
Participate in safe work practices
Source and present information
Work effectively with others

Work Placement Centers

Currently, students are able to undertake work placement at Botero House, or any other café or restaurant with approval from their hospitality trainer.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. It provides options for specialisation in areas such as accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming. The qualification also allows an outcome for small businesses requiring multi-skilled employees.

  • Espresso coffee machine operator
  • Food and beverage attendant
  • Front desk receptionist
  • Function attendant
  • Function host
  • Gaming attendant
  • Housekeeper
  • Restaurant host
  • Senior bar attendant
  • Waiter

Further Study

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

Alternatively, for a 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.


Graduates can also choose to immediately commence their hospitality career.

What students are saying about QAT

“I had the opportunity to study at QAT, great people and great staff. I had many experiences, I had difficult moments and sometimes hard to express my frustrations, however the trainers always were there to support me, been patient with me they help me to continue until the end."
Leidy From Colombia
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