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SIT20316 VETDSS - Certificate II in Hospitality~

Course description

*At the completion of this VETDSS course students will gain a partial qualification only.

Are you currently attending secondary school and hoping to enter the hospitality industry? Then this course is what you need. 

You will learn the hands-on skills required to work in the food and beverage service - working behind a bar and making espresso coffee, taught by industry professionals at The Gordon's training venue - The Davidson restaurant. You will be job-ready and may gain credit points towards your VCE when you complete your course.

Work placement/industry experience

10 days of work placement over two years is strongly recommended. This may occur during the term holidays.

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Bar attendant
  • Waiter
  • Hotel staff

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.

  • Aged 15 years and over
  • Must be attending Secondary School

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department

Core Units Code Hours
Interact with customers SITXCCS003 20
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS001 12
Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM002 20
Source and use information on the hospitality industry SITHIND002 25
Use hospitality skills effectively SITHIND003 0
Work effectively with others BSBWOR203 15
Elective Units Code Hours
Communicate in the workplace BSBCMM201 40
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 20
Prepare and present sandwiches SITHCCC003 10
Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB005 30
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages SITHFAB004 20
Process financial transactions SITXFIN001 25
Provide advice on food SITHFAB036 40
Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB002 10
Provide service to customers SITXCCS014 25
Serve food and beverage SITHFAB007 80
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA001 15

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Industry placement

  • Courses in Commercial Cookery or Patisserie
  • SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 30/01/2023 4:02:33 PM