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SIT30616 - Certificate III in Hospitality

Course Overview

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality reflects the role of skilled staff who use a range of well-developed hospitality skills focused on food and beverage.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as resorts, restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, and cafes.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include:

  • espresso coffee machine operator
  • food and beverage attendant
  • front desk receptionist
  • function attendant
  • function host
  • gaming attendant
  • housekeeper
  • restaurant host
  • senior bar attendant
  • waiter


Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).

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Course Delivery

Location: PNG and Samoa

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid-semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face-to-face and work placement. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) support.

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to provide hospitality service to customers for a minimum of 36 complete service periods (shifts). This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within our live training restaurant and the hospitality industry. This is an opportunity for students to practice the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment

You may be required to work a combination of morning, lunch, afternoon, and dinner shifts to complete these vocational placement shifts. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Course Fees: The course fees are PGK 6,500,  WST 2,800. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery, and uniform.

Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees


Entry Requirements

  • Citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment


Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning


*Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending on student and industry demand.


Course Content

The SIT30616 - Certificate III in Hospitality will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit title
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others
SITHIND002Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHIND004Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS006Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXHRM001Coach others in job skills
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices
SITHFAB004Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB010 Prepare and serve cocktails 
SITHFAB003Operate a bar
SITHFAB007Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITXFIN001Process financial transactions
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 

*Bold Font indicates core units; standard font indicates electives; 7 core plus 8 electives units


APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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