SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Course OverviewSIT30713 Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality provides the skills and knowledge for a student to be competent in skilled operations within the hospitality industry. The course is designed to allow students maximum exposure to several career paths across different businesses located from Cairns, Tablelands to Port Douglas. Students will work alongside other staff, be supported by mentors and train in small groups on site. Training is interactive, flexible and interesting.

Course Duration

Nominal Hours: 350 – 552  (dependent on electives chosen)

Full-time: 10 months

Part-time: 20 months (with approx 240 hours vocational placement)

During this course, 36 shifts will need to be completed within a commercial hospitality workplace.



SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality Course Fees (without funding)

Course cost is $3,200 per student. A $500 confirmation deposit is required (on acceptance of enrolment). Careers Training Centre will accept advance payments of no more than $1000 from each individual student prior to the commencement of the course.

This course is approved for Centrelink student payments. Please contact Centrelink for any assistance.

Delivery of Course

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality is delivered by on-the-job training, off-the-job training and by the ‘self paced’ method of learning which allows you greater flexibility in choosing the times you study and the time it takes you to complete the course.


To achieve a Certificate III in Hospitality 15 units must be completed:

  • 7 Core units
  • 8 Elective units, consisting of;
  • 1 unit from Group A
  • 5 units from Group B
  • 2 units from Group B, Group C, elsewhere in SIT16 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

Core units

BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others

SITHIND002 – Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITHIND004 – Work effectively in hospitality service

SITXCCS006 – Provide service to customers

SITXCOM002 – Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills

SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices

Group A – Elective Units (choose minimum of 1)

SITHIND001 – Use hygienic practices for hospitality service

SITXFSA001 – Use hygiene practices for food safety

Group B – Elective Units (choose minimum of 5)

SITHACS001 – Clean premises and equipment

SITXCCS002 – Provide visitor information

SITXFIN001 – Process financial transactions

SITHFAB001 – Clean and tidy bar areas

SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB003 – Operate a bar

SITHFAB004 – Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

SITHFAB005 – Prepare & serve espresso coffee

SITXFSA001- Use hygiene practices for food safety

SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices

SITTTSL007 – Process reservations

Group C – Elective units

BSBCMM201 – Communicate in the workplace

BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents

BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

SITXINV001 – Receive and store stock

SITXWHS002 – Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Some units have pre-requisites that must be completed prior to the undertaking of another unit. For more information on the units completed in this course, please visit the government training website:



Assessment in this course will be competency based, in that the student will be required to demonstrate competency in a range of tasks. The assessment coding which will apply is either C or NYC, where C is Competent and NYC is Not Yet Competent. Assessment procedures are transparent and address the key assessment principles of being valid, reliable, flexible, fair and cost effective. Assessment strategies encompass a range of techniques, which include, but are not limited to the use of:

  • Direct observation of performance
  • Simulations of workplace activities
  • Oral questioning
  • Work portfolios
  • Practical exercises
  • Projects/assignments

To find out more information about the course, please view the correct Training and Assessment (TAS) handbook below:

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality TAS (if you are paying the full course amount)

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality User Choice TAS (if you are eligible for User Choice funding)

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality C3G TAS (if you are eligible for Certificate 3 Guarantee funding)

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality School Based Trainee TAS (if you are eligible for school-based funding)

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality Y12FF TAS (if you are eligible for Year 12 Fee Free funding)

Entry Requirements

There is no age limit for SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality, but applicants should have successfully completed year 10. Mature age and students with prior learning and experience should also apply.

Possible Funding 

Careers Training Centre offer funding to eligible individuals for SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality. To find out more about the funding programs, please click here.


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