SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Course Overview

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.

Volume of Learning

1 – 2 years

1200 – 2400 hours


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.  

Units Overview

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 Strategy

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: 

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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