Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)

Course Code SIT30716
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 520 hours

Course Overview

The SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) is the recognised qualification to become a Bar Attendant, Waiter.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed front of house food and beverage service and sales skills combined with sound product knowledge. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

This is delivered as an Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of this qualification students will receive a Certificate for the full qualification, however a Trade Certificate is not will be issued.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Hospitality industry.

Working in this industry may involve shift and weekend work.

This specialist qualification provides a pathway to work in various front of house roles in restaurants and cafes.

Further studies
After gaining the SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House), you might wish to undertake further study in the SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

This course is full time Apprenticeship and is planned to take 1 -2 years to complete. Students will be visited by the trainer for training and assessment as least four times per year

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Kirstie Ash
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 520 $3.84 $1,996.80 $3.00 $1,560.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 520 $0.76 $399.36 $3.00 $1,560.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 520 $3.50 $1,820.00 $12.50 $6,500.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 520 $0.70 $364.00 $12.50 $6,500.00
Full Fee 520 $10.25 $5,330.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 520 $0.40 $208.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

SIT30716 – Core Units

SITXHRM001 – Coach others in job skills
SITXFIN003 – Manage finances within a budget
SITXWHS001 – Participate in safe work practices
SITXFIN001 – Process financial transactions
SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITXCCS006 – Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 – Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITHIND002 – Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHIND004 – Work effectively in hospitality service
BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others

SIT30716 – Elective Units

SITHFAB001 – Clean and tidy bar areas
SITHKOP001 – Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHFAB003 – Operate a bar
BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHFAB010 – Prepare and serve cocktails
SITHFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB016 – Provide advice on food
SITHFAB017 – Provide advice on food and beverage matching
SITHFAB014 – Provide table service of food and beverage
SITXINV003 – Purchase goods
SITXINV001 – Receive and store stock
SITHFAB007 – Serve food and beverage

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio
  • Online
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Enrolment in an enterprise-only course is undertaken with the organisation requesting this for their workers.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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