Certificate III in Hospitality

Duration (incl. holidays) 47 weeks
Teaching Duration36 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code084002C
National CodeSIT30713
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
FacultiesRegency International Centre
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.
    • Indian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi students need satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent at 60% in the top 4 subjects (excluding native language) for all courses (ie Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree) If student has needed to re-sit for their exam provide all exam results.*Not accepting Punjab State Board or Haryana State Board HS results only – need to present a Central Board result exam or a higher qualification.

    Work Placement Duration:  200 hours

    As part of the Certificate III in Hospitality, students will undertake a total of 200 work placement hours. Students will be expected to commence their work placement in the 2nd half of their Certificate III studies and complete as soon as possible and preferably before the beginning of the Certificate IV in Hospitality. In cases where students cannot complete their placement before commencing their Certificate IV they will need to complete their placement, whilst attending classes for the Certificate IV, starting their Advanced Diploma.

    Course Notes

    • Students may wish to undertake the Restaurant Management Package consisting of the
      • Certificate III in Hospitality
      • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
      • Either the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery or the Certificate IV in Hospitality
      • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
      This package includes study of food preparation, hospitality management, front of house, budget, menu and kitchen planning, staff management and financial and business planning and management. The package equips graduates to effectively start, plan and manage restaurants, food or hospitality businesses, having gained knowledge and skills of all key areas of the business. Graduates of the Restaurant Management Program will have a competitive advantage in gaining detailed knowledge and practical skills across both commercial cookery and hospitality.

      Students selecting the Commercial Cookery stream with the addition of the Certificate III in Hospitality will be charged $ 40,000. Students selecting the Hospitality stream with the addition of the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will be charged $38,000. Both variations of the Restaurant Management Package are 2.5 years or 5 semesters in length. Students adding the Certificate III in Hospitality to the Commercial Cookery stream may complete earlier due to the shorter duration of the work placement. Typically students will complete the two Certificate III courses and then progress to the Certificate IV and Advanced Diploma.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Courses in general operations enable students to learn specialist skills in silver service, food and wine, and set the foundation for working in a hotel, restaurant, cafe, banqueting or catering environment. More advanced studies enable students to develop competencies such as marketing, finance and human resource management, initially preparing for employment in a team leader/supervisor role, and later in a variety of management roles.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30713)
    Training in our hospitality courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work within the industry, locally, nationally and internationally. You will gain practical experience in the preparation and service of food and beverage in a range of service environment and styles including cafés, restaurants, hotels, clubs, functions and catering operations as well as the knowledge of working in a gaming area and up market cocktail lounges. 7 core units plus 8 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $5000AUD $550
    Semester 2AUD $5000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $10000AUD $550
    Total Course CostAUD $10550

    * The $550 charge is for the Industry Placement Administration and Management Fee. Students will also be required to purchase additional learning materials, including uniforms and equipment. The total package costs of Certificate III, IV and Advanced Diploma in Hospitality is $26000. In the 1st semester students will be required to pay 50% of the Certificate III fee ($5000). In the 2nd semester of the total package students will be required to pay the remaining 50% of the Certificate III fee ($5000), as well as the total course fee for the Certificate IV ($8000). The fee for the Advanced Diploma will be deferred to the 3rd and final semester of the total package.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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