Certificate III in Hospitality

National Code: SIT30622
TAFE SA Code: TP01375


Launch your career in the exciting hospitality industry with TAFE SA. This nationally recognised course is your pathway to employment in restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, catering, and cafés. You can focus on food and beverage service, espresso coffee machine operations, restaurant hosting, bartending, or waiting. Learn about customer service, effective teamwork, and workplace safety. Study at regional campuses across South Australia or at our flagship college, the Regency International Centre, a specially-designed world-class hospitality training facility right here in Adelaide. Hospitality professionals are always in-demand, so start your career here.

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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
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Entry Recommendations
This is recommended as an entry level course for those interested in the hospitality industry. You will need to have some skills in Office 365 and computing.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered through a blend of on-campus and online classes with most classes face to face. You will need to attend online and on-campus classes to successfully complete this course. You will need to complete a number of practical assessments in a TAFE SA restaurant on-campus. This will depend on which campus you are studying at. Full time students have on-campus classes 2 to 5 days a week from 9.00 to 5.30pm.

Industry Conditions and Skills
We recommend you have good communication, interpersonal and numeracy skills. A focus on customer service and the ability to engage with people from all backgrounds is needed. Hospitality skills are practical and include working with food, alcohol and making alcoholic beverages.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Uniform requirements vary depending on campus location, but may include:

  • Name badge $7.50
  • Black pants or skirt
  • Long-sleeved business shirt ^
  • Bib apron with a pocket ^
  • Waiter's friend (bottle opener)
  • ^colour dependent on campus location.
  • Detailed information will be provided to students upon offer acceptance.

Vocational Placements
You will need to complete a vocational placement of up to 300 hours in an industry specific setting to successfully complete this course.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs and cafés. It provides options for specialisation in areas such as food and beverage attendance, espresso coffee machine operations, restaurant hosting, bartending and waiting.

    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 (SIT30622)
    This course includes skills in working effectively with others, sourcing and using information on the hospitality industry, customer service, cultural sensitivity and workplace safety. To complete the qualification, you are required to complete all 6 core units and 9 elective units.

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coach others in job skills 20
    Participate in safe work practices 12
    Provide service to customers 25
    Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
    Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25
    Work effectively in hospitality service 110


    Name Nominal Hours
    Clean and tidy bar areas 15
    Operate a Bar 35
    Prepare and serve cocktails 20
    Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30
    Prepare and serve non alcoholic beverages 20
    Provide advice on Australian wines 40
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Provide table service of food and beverage 110
    Serve food and beverage 80
    Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
    Work effectively with others 40
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