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Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and units selected and how long individual students take to reach the required competency level.

Intake

Locations

Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIT40422

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of hospitality service, sales or operational skills combined with supervisory skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for acquiring targeted skills 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a:

  • Hospitality manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • 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.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $2,415.00, and for students who are not eligible is $8,625.00

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"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"
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  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve SIT40422 Certificate IV in Hospitality a total of twenty-one (21) units of competency must be completed comprising nine (9) Core and twelve (12) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 690.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
SITHIND008Work effectively in hospitality service0
SITXCCS015Enhance customer service experiences40
SITXCOM010Manage conflict20
SITXFIN009Manage finances within a budget30
SITXHRM007Coach others in job skills20
SITXHRM008Roster staff30
SITXHRM009Lead and manage people60
SITXMGT004Monitor work operations20
SITXWHS007Implement and monitor work health and safety practices30
 Total nominal hours for core units250
Elective units of competency (Select 12)
SITXFSA005Use hygienic practices for food safety15
SITHFAB021Provide responsible service of alcohol10
SITHFAB022Clean and tidy bar areas15
SITHFAB023Operate a bar35
SITHFAB024Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages20
SITHFAB025Prepare and serve espresso coffee30
SITHFAB030Prepare and serve cocktails20
SITHFAB031Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs40
SITHFAB032Provide advice on Australian wines40
SITHFAB034Provide table service of food and beverage110
SITHIND006Source and use information on the hospitality industry25
BSBTEC301Design and produce business documents80
 Total nominal hours for elective units440
 Total nominal hours for the qualification690

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry students should have completed a relevant Certificate III level Hospitality qualification, or have significant industry experience.

A pre-enrolment process will establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

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

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The lecturers really care about us, and CDU has really good equipment to support our study. If you really want to join this course, you must know that everyone can cook, but not everyone can be a chef.

Nicholas

CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

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

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

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
Hotel Service Manager
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality, Business and Retail Services, Culinary Arts

Contact details

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

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