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A career in hospitality can take you anywhere, opens doors, and puts you right where the action is. This course provides the skills to work in restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels. Specifically, you'll learn how to be a team player; operate a bar; serve food and beverages responsibly; and make that delicious cappuccino or hot chocolate in a fun and supportive environment, which includes our quality training restaurants. If you are studying at our Toowoomba location, you may also benefit from TAFE Queensland South West partnering with Grand Central Shopping Centre to provide this valuable training. Course details

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Bundamba, Kingaroy, Toowoomba, Warwick

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Full time: up to 6 months / up to 4 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,685
  • Subsidised $260 - $1,301
  • Concession $75 - $1,003

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Gain in-demand skills to travel the world...

A career in hospitality and events can take you anywhere, opens doors, and puts you where the action is. We offer a range of courses to provide the skills to work in restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels

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From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

Bundamba 16 Apr 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
Kingaroy 17 Apr 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
Toowoomba 17 Apr 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
Warwick 17 Apr 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom
16 Jul 2018 Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is recommended that you have completed year 10, or are 16 years of age or above, and that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills.


Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

Cnr Bunya Highway and Geritz Road
Kingaroy QLD 4610

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

200 Dragon Street
Warwick QLD 4370

Resources required

You will require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also require:

  • a valid email address
  • personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • closed-in black leather shoes
  • black socks
  • long black pants
  • 3/4 length black apron with pocket
  • black TAFE Queensland South West embroidered polo shirt (further details will be provided at Orientation)


Classes will generally be delivered up to 4 days per week, over 1 semester.

You will be required to participate in a total of 36 services to complete this qualification. Attendance at these services may be outside the standard timetabled hours and may include breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

More comprehensive timetabling information will be provided at Orientation.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

​You may be required to undertake work experience in different hospitality workplaces. Your teacher will provide you with information relating to this during the first week of class.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 15 units in total, including 7 core units and 8 elective units.

​Students undertaking training at Bundamba and Toowoomba may choose to undertake elective units focusing on Food and Beverage or Event Operations.

Students undertaking training at Kingaroy or Warwick will undertake elective units with a Food and Beverage focus.

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Core
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Core
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Mandatory
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective
SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food Elective
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages Elective Food and Beverage Focus
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas Elective Food and Beverage Focus
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective Food and Beverage Focus
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions Elective Food and Beverage Focus
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage Elective Food and Beverage Focus
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry Elective Event Operations Focus
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations Elective Event Operations Focus
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective Event Operations Focus
SITTTSL007 Process reservations Elective Event Operations Focus
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system Elective Event Operations Focus


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Toowoomba students wishing to study the Food and Beverage Focus who are eligible for a Training Queensland Subsidy may be eligible for an additional financial contribution towards their course fees from Grand Central. Contact us now to find out more.

TAFE Queensland South West has a range of payment options to help you make great happen. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

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$260 - $1,301


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$75 - $1,003


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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one Certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • don't currently hold (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

Give us a call to find out more.

If you're a Queensland resident, have just finished year 12 and are keen to start your studies within the next calendar year, you might be eligible to study fee free!

The Queensland government has identified a number of industries with a high demand for trained workers. To help fill these gaps, they will pay the full cost of a number of certificate III qualifications in high-priority study areas under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice programs.

We want school leavers to gain the important skills and training they need before starting their university studies or careers - debt-free.

For more info, check out the Training Queensland website, or call TAFE Queensland South West on 1300 914 754.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional costs

Additional costs may be incurred for industry excursions, site visits and events. Students are required to supply their own enclosed black leather shoes, black apron and dress pants. Further detail will be provided at Orientation.


SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Following the completion of this qualification, you may like to consider progressing to the Diploma of Hospitality Management. A number of the units you will have completed in SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality can be used as credit towards the SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Job prospects

  • Bar Attendant
  • Waiter
  • Head Waiter
  • Venue Assistant
  • Barista
  • Gaming Worker
  • Events Assistant
  • Functions Assistant

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:



  • Term 1 2018 - Monday 29 January at 10am in the Miners Right Restaurant (D Block, Level 2)
  • Term 2 2018 - Monday 16 April at 10am  in the Miners Right Restaurant (D Block, Level 2)


  • Term 1 2018 - Tuesday 30 January at 9am in the Taabinga Restaurant
  • Term 2 2018 - Tuesday 17 April at 9am in the Taabinga Restaurant


  • Term 1 2018 - Monday 29 January at 9am in the Futures Restaurant
  • Term 2 2018 - Tuesday 17 April at 9am in the Futures Restaurant


  • Term 1 2018 - Tuesday 30 January at 9am in the Restaurant
  • Term 2 2018 - Tuesday 17 April at 9am in the Restaurant


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 16 March 2018

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Industry endorsed

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