Skip to main content

Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 months full-time, or 12 months part-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Palmerston
Palmerston

Course code

SIT30616

Overview

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring basic operational knowledge and limited practical skills in a defined hospitality context.

Work would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs cafes and coffee shops. Individuals may have some responsibility for others and provide technical advice and support to a team.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hospitality include:
>espresso coffee machine operator
>food and beverage attendant
>function attendant
>function host
>restaurant host
>senior bar attendant
>waiter
>wine waiter

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Fees

2022 indicative course fees:
This course is free for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Subsidised place or $5,712.50 for Domestic Full fee places. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of units.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $7,400.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising seven (7) Core and eight (8) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

PALMERSTON CAMPUS

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 457.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry25
SITHIND004Work effectively in hospitality service0
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers25
SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity20
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills20
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices12
 Total nominal hours for core units117
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITHFAB011Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs ^40
SITHFAB002Provide responsible service of alcohol10
SITHFAB003Operate a bar *^35
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee *30
SITHFAB007Serve food and beverage *^80
SITHFAB014Provide table service of food and beverage *^110
SITHFAB010Prepare and serve cocktails *^20
 Total nominal hours for elective units340
 Total nominal hours for the qualification457

* Pre-requisite SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic practices for food safety
^ Pre-requisite SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality candidates must be 15 years of age or above.

Although there are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, all applicants will need to complete an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) task to show that they have an appropriate level of LLN skills to participate successfully in the course and to identify any support needs.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency 
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

The teachers at CDU were amazing!

They were very passionate and knowledgeable and worked hard to meet both the learning and personal needs of students. Their care and individual attention meant that students like me received additional one-on-one training when I missed classes due to family or work commitments. 

Leah

CDU Student

CDU student Leah Sloane in front of her pub

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus and online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 091446E). Please refer to VET International for the course and fee information.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Hospitality Workers Nfd
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Palmerston
091446E

We’re here to help you

By submitting this form you agree to receive future student communications such as key date reminders, study tips, real student stories and more. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. See our privacy policy for more information.