Certificate III in Hospitality

Course Code: SIT30616
Study Area:
Hospitality and Cookery

Start dates: February 2020

Do you want to work in a growing industry with plenty of job opportunities?

If working with people in a fast-paced environment appeals to you, a career in the thriving hospitality industry could be just what you’re looking for.

With the tourism sector’s continued growth, there are many job openings both here in Australia and overseas, and the industry offers plenty of scope for progression for people with the right qualifications. There’s lots of variety too with employment opportunities in restaurants, resorts, five-star hotels and on cruise ships.

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616) has been designed to help you develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to secure an entry-level position in this exciting field.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.

  • Bendigo City
  • Echuca
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming. Possible job titles include: espresso coffee machine operator food and beverage attendant front desk receptionist front office assistant function attendant function host gaming attendant guest service agent housekeeper restaurant host senior bar attendant waiter. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

Learning options
  • Face to Face, Hands on

Key study areas
  • To greet and service customers
  • To serve food and beverages
  • To manage simple financial transactions.

Further study opportunities
  • If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416).


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,560.20
Concession - average total course fee*$512.04
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,291.08
B.   Materials average fee**$251.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$50.20
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 6/03/2020 4:12 PM

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