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Certificate III in Hospitality
Course Code : SIT30616 Course Duration : up to 14 weeks
Fees : Domestic Students AUD $3,080 International Students N/A

Those seeking this qualification will be persons working or wanting to start working within the Hospitality/Tourism Industry, using well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base, providing leadership and guidance to others in their organisation.




This Qualification is NOT available to holders of a Student Visa

Job and opportunities:

Job titles and roles vary across the various industry sectors. Possible titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Espresso Coffee Machine Operator
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Function Attendant
  • Function Host
  • Restaurant Host
  • Bar Attendant
  • Waiter
Entry requirements:

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent
  • Completion of Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Completion of Pre-Vocational courses including literacy and numeracy
  • Industry/vocational experience in hospitality/tourism/travel-related roles
  • Australian Apprenticeship pathway
Course start dates:

Either at the commencement or at the mid-point of a College term. Term and vacation dates are in accordance with the Queensland Education Department’s published dates:


Cairns Business College
91-97 Mulgrave Road
Parramatta Park, Cairns QLD 4870

Study Mode:

Full-time up to 14 weeks

Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills, and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification.  This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving you time and money.

Other Information:

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply stationery, textbooks and a USB memory stick at your own cost.

This qualification is eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

Students must satisfy the following requirements to qualify:

  • have either finished or left secondary school
  • be 15 years of age or older
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queesland
  • not hold or be currently undertaking a Certificate III or higher level qualification (not including qualifications undertaken while still at secondary school)


Student Contribution Fees are as follows:

  • $ 250.00 (Non-Concessional)
  • $ 50.00 (Concessional)


For further information about the Certificate 3 Guarantee please click here:

*Subject to Terms and Conditions

Assessment Procedures:

This program has a variety of assessment methods including written, oral, practical role plays, and assessments in the workplace or simulated tourism/travel environments.

Subject List:
Unit Code Unit Description
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHIND201 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
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXCCS001 Provide visitor information
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB017 Provide advice on food and beverage matching
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions
BSBITU302** Create electronic presentations
BSBITU304 Produce spread sheets

BSBITU307**     Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

**  Units of competency may be substituted by other units of competency within the Australian Qualification Framework’s requirements for this qualification.

++  Unit and course codes may change or be updated by ASQA