SIT30616 – Certificate III in Hospitality


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.


Job roles

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.


Possible job titles include:

  • espresso coffee machine operator
  • food and beverage attendant/waiter
  • function attendant
  • function host
  • restaurant host
  • senior bar attendant

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Pathways into the qualification

Individuals may enter SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.


Pathways from the qualification

After achieving SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality, individuals could progress to SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality, or to Certificate IV qualifications in other service industry fields.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification & Recognition.


The Certificate III in Hospitality is granted on the successful completion of  15 units -7 core units and 8 elective units.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.

Students may be able to shorten the length of their course by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on your skills acquired through work or life experiences, or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. An assessment process of RPL applications does apply.


AQF Qualifications and Statement of Attainment , issued by any other Registered Training Organisation , will be recognised by the institute.


Who Can Apply?

  • Students who have successfully completed VCE, or its equivalent
  • Individuals defined as mature age (mature age is being at least 18 years of age and away from formal education for at least 1 year)
  • Individuals interested in developing their skills within the hospitality industry.
  • Individuals wanting a career change.

Selection Criteria.

  • A knowledge of, and/or interest in, hospitality
  • Current or previous involvement in the hospitality industry
  • Enthusiasm to actively participate within group activities
  • Motivation to undertake and complete the course
How To Apply: Contact IVET on the enquiries number 03 9778 9555 / 0414 976283        or by email
Course Support: IVET recognises that each learner will have individual learning requirements.  In cooperation with the learner IVET will endeavour to meet these to achieve a successful outcome of the learner’s chosen course.  In striving to achieve a successful outcome for the learner, IVET will examine alternative strategies.  Where the need arises alternative strategies may include, but not limited to:
  • Further reading
  • External Help – e.g. Counselling
  • Alternative Assessment Arrangements
  • Alternative Delivery Arrangement

Course Length: Course length may vary due to the nature of the flexible delivery that may be adopted on an individual basis.   Assessment:


Assessment of competencies involves written responses, presentations, observation checklists and supplementary forms of evidence. It may occur on-the-job, or within the classroom environment.Opportunities for Further Study or pathways:

Graduates of the Certificate III in Hospitality will be well equipped to pursue further studies in fields associated with the industry, at Certificate IV.  Students may be eligible for some credits for studies already undertaken.  However, students should consult the Institute prior to application.

Commencement Date(s):Please contact the Institute of Vocational Education and Training for commencement dates.

Cost: Please contact the Institute for the current price schedule

Location:Eastern Suburbs
Course Enquiries:   03 9778 9555 / 0414 976283

SIT30616 Units of competency

Qualification Title: Certificate III in Hospitality

Qualification Code: SIT30616

Description:  Food & Beverage Service attendant in the front of house of restaurants, cafes and hotels

Occupation/Work Function :  Food & Beverage Attendant/Barista/Bar attendant/Function F&B Attendant

Units of Competency: 15 units –  7 core & 8 Electives

Core Units
Code Title
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the Hospitality industry
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages*
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee*
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage*^
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar*^
SITHFAB017 Provide advice on food and beverage matching*^


* Prerequisite for each unit is  SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

^ Prerequisite for each unit is  SITHFAB002  Provide responsible service of alcohol

Course Enquires: Phone: 03 9778 9555 / 0414 976283 Email: