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SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality

Free TAFE Hospitality

Next intake Ongoing 2024
TraineeshipFull-time: 2 Years | Part-time: 4 Years

Course description

Are you working in hospitality? Our hospitality model will help you upskill. If you are entering the industry and want to study full-time as a trainee, this course will give you the hands-on skills you need. 

You will learn a range of practical customer service skills, including communication skills, knowledge of safe work practices, basic bar skills, preparation and service of espresso coffee and safe food practices. 

As a trainee, you will enjoy excursions across Geelong and the Bellarine and participate in local events. You will learn from our hospitality professionals, practising your skills in our Social Café and renowned Davidson restaurant. You will learn on the job in the workplace, gaining valuable real-life experience while earning an income. 

Possible career outcomes

  • food and beverage attendant 
  • function attendant 
  • restaurant host 
  • bar attendant 
  • waiter 

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
WorkplaceTimetable supplied once admitted
Traineeship:Full-time: 2 Years | Part-time: 4 Years    
2025 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2024
Close: 15 Dec 2025 
WorkplaceTimetable supplied once admitted
Traineeship:Full-time: 2 Years | Part-time: 4 Years    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

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

Core Units Code Hours
Coach others in job skills SITXHRM007 20
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS005 12
Provide service to customers SITXCCS014 25
Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM007 20
Source and use information on the hospitality industry SITHIND006 25
Work effectively in hospitality service SITHIND008 0
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply communication skills BSBCMM211 40
Clean and tidy bar areas SITHFAB022 15
Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP009 13
Operate a bar SITHFAB023 35
Package prepared foodstuffs SITHCCC026 15
Participate in sustainable work practices BSBSUS211 20
Prepare and present sandwiches SITHCCC025 10
Prepare and present simple dishes SITHCCC024 25
Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB025 30
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages SITHFAB024 20
Process financial transactions SITXFIN007 25
Provide advice on Australian wines SITHFAB032 40
Provide advice on food SITHFAB036 40
Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB021 10
Provide table service of food and beverage SITHFAB034 110
Receive store and maintain stock SITXINV006 20
Serve food and beverage SITHFAB027 80
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Questioning
  • Observations and practical demonstrations 
  • Workplace evidence
  • ​3rd party reports

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $1.19 per hour 487 AUD $580.00 AUD $1,967.00
Standard Tuition AUD $5.97 per hour 487 AUD $2,907.00 AUD $1,967.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.69 per hour 487 AUD $5,693.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $375.00
Education Levy AUD $73.05


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 28/06/2024 2:02:28 PM