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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/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Intake

Locations

Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIT30622

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 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as hospitality include:
>reception front desk staff
>housekeeper (Hotel/Motel)
>bar attendant
>barista
>gaming attendant
>espresso coffee machine operator
>food and beverage attendant
>front desk receptionist
>front office assistant
>function attendant
>function host
>guest service agent
>restaurant host
>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 SIT40422 Certificate IV in Hospitality Management.

Fees

In 2023 this course is FREE for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Supported place. or $6,025.00 for domestic full fee places.

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What will I study?

To achieve SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising six (6) Core and nine (9) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 482.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
SITHIND006Source and use information on the hospitality industry25
SITHIND008Work effectively in hospitality service0
SITXCCS014Provide service to customers25
SITXCOM007Show social and cultural sensitivity20
SITXHRM007Coach others in job skills20
SITXWHS005Participate in safe work practices12
 Total nominal hours for core units102
Elective units of competency (Complete 9)
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITHFAB021Provide responsible service of alcohol10
SITHFAB023Operate a bar35
SITHFAB025Prepare and serve espresso coffee30
SITHFAB027Serve food and beverage80
SITHFAB030Prepare and serve cocktails20
SITHFAB031Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs40
SITHFAB034Provide table service of food and beverage110
BSBCMM211Apply communication skills40
 Total nominal hours for elective units380
 Total nominal hours for the qualification482

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality, candidates:

  • must be 15 years of age or above
  • are expected to be working in industry in Palmerston or local region with some industry experience

To ensure you have the righ skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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Course details

Accreditation

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

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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, online, both, workplace assessment

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

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Hospitality Workers Nfd
Area of study

Contact details

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

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