INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Hospitality

CRICOS Code: 090936F
National Code: SIT30616


Description

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.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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52 weeks
2
40 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours
Study Load
Commences
Scheduled

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.

Work Placement Duration:   300 hours

As part of the Certificate III in Hospitality, students will undertake a total of 300 work placement hours. Students will be expected to complete their work placement preferably before the beginning of the Certificate IV in Hospitality (in their 2nd semester of the hospitality package). In cases where students cannot complete their placement before commencing their Certificate IV they will need to complete their placement, whilst attending full time classes for the entire Certificate IV.

Course Notes

  • Students may wish to consider one of three TAFE SA packages:
    1. Certificate III in Hospitality, Certificate IV in Hospitality, and the Diploma of Hospitality Management.
    2. Certificate III in Hospitality, Certificate IV in Hospitality and the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.
    3. Certificate III in Hospitality, Certificate IV in Hospitality, Diploma of Hospitality Management and the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management. Students would receive 36 units of credit (approximately 1 year) into the Bachelor, making the Bachelor duration 2 years.
  • Students choosing the hospitality package which includes the Certificate III in Hospitality and Certificate IV in Hospitality will, during the 2nd semester of the package, study concurrently the rest of the Certificate III and the entire Certificate IV. Details of the concurrent study schedule and charges will be outlined in the offer letter.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees*
Semester 1
AUD $5325
AUD $590*
Semester 2
AUD $5325
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Fee Totals
AUD $10650
AUD $590*
Total Course Cost
AUD $11240

* The $550 charge is for the Industry Placement Administration and Management Fee. Students will be required to purchase a name badge (A$10) and a uniform (approximately A$30). Details for these expenses will be provided closer to or on enrolment. Students choosing the hospitality package, which includes the Certificate III in Hospitality and the Certificate IV in Hospitality, will be required to pay 50% of the Certificate III fee in their 1st semester. Then, in the 2nd semester of the package students will study concurrently and be required to pay the remaining 50% of the Certificate III fee, as well as the total course fee for the Certificate IV. Details of the concurrent study schedule and charges will be outlined in the offer letter.

Note: TAFE SA course fees are subject to regular increases and are reviewed annually. As such, the course fees for 2022 have increased and are published on this site. TAFE SA accepts applications for courses commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • 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 (SIT30616)
    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 7 core units and 8 elective units.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 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.

    Core

    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
    Work effectively with others 15

    Elective

    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 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

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