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SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

This qualification reflects the role of individuals that demonstrate well developed hospitality service, sales or operational skills. Individuals will have a sound understanding of industry operations. Using discretion and judgement, they will work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures.


Candidates have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate III, however, based on a study commitment of 32-35 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing requirements

There is no licencing requirement for this qualification. However the industry may have state based legislation in regards to food and beverage handling and in gaming venues. Licences may include:

  • Food Handlers Certificate (RSF)
  • Responsible service of alcohol (RSA)
  • Responsible service of gaming (RSG)


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

Certificate IV Qualifications

  • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality

Diploma Qualifications

  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

After achieving the SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality, candidates may pathway into Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416) or a Certificate IV in another Industry area.

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

  • espresso coffee machine operator
  • food and beverage attendant
  • front desk receptionist
  • front office assistant
  • function attendant
  • function host
  • gaming attendant
  • guest service agent
  • housekeeper
  • restaurant host
  • senior bar attendant
  • waiter.

Course Content

Fifteen (15) units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • Seven (7) are core units
  • Eight (8) are elective units

The Nominal Hours for the Qualification as per the Victorian Implementation / Purchasing Guide are 1700 Hours.

On successful completion of the following 15 units you will have attained the SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality.

The following tables outline the Units of Competencies and FMedge subjects available for this Qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective Subject Area
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Core  –
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry Core  –
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service Core  –
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Core  –
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core  –
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills Core  –
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core  –
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety  Elective  –
SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services Elective  –
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective  –
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee Elective  –
SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage Elective  –
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices Elective  –
SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services Elective  –
SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point of sale terminal Elective  –

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 15 units, you will be awarded SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality.

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Delivery Methods

The course is delivered over 1700 hours through a mix of structured face to face training on the job, and the completion of tasks and research that require additional exploration and development through self-directed learning.

The delivery model of the course allows for the student to set the time frame for completion with a guide of 3 weeks per unit of competency. Weekly contact with tutors and constant access to industry trainers and mentors assist participants build on the knowledge and skills developed with engagement with text, weekly tasks and unit assessments.

Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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