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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 in a fun and supportive environment, all while getting paid!
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Bundamba, Kingaroy, Toowoomba, Warwick

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Workplace: up to 2 years

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1300 914 754

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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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Key dates

Bundamba Any time Workplace
Kingaroy Any time Workplace
Toowoomba Any time Workplace
Warwick Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

Entry into this course is via a traineeship pathway - this course is designed for students who are school-based or employees who are full-time or part-time within an appropriate establishment based in the hospitality industry.


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

  • Personal Stationary (pens and paper)
  • Black closed-in shoes
  • Long black pants or a knee length black skirt
  • Plain black short sleeved shirt (three-quarter or long sleeved black shirts are also acceptable)

You will also 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.


The nominal term for full-time trainees is 24 months.

Delivery of this program is available as a combination of workplace training and may include some delivery at TAFE. Where workplace training is selected, a Facilitator will be assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge.

Delivery at TAFE consists of face-to-face classes and workshops. The duration of your attendance will vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in your individual training plan.

Important Information

Students must have employment within hospitality and signed up into a traineeship under an approved training contract.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 15 units in total, including 7 core units and 8 elective units from the list below. The 8 electives will be negotiated during the sign up process, following training package rules and according to workplace requirements. The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Stage 1
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety Elective
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective
Stage 2
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Core
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service Core
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas Elective
Stage 3
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage Elective
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Core
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages Elective
Stage 4
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions Elective
SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food Elective
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core
Other electives per business needs.
SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services Core
SITEEVT004 Provide event staging support Core
SITXINV001 Receive and store stock Core
BSBWOR204 Use business technology Core
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace Core
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage Core
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches Core
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery Core
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads Core
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes Core
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment Core
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items Core
SITXINV003 Purchase goods Core
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Core


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

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality - Traineeship

Job prospects

  • Bar Attendant
  • Head Waiter
  • Waitperson/Coffee Attendant
  • Gaming Worker
  • Hotel/Motel Front Office Clerk
  • Barista
  • Waiter
  • Sommelier
  • Housekeeper

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy


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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 12 July 2017

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