INTERNATIONAL

Certificate IV in Hospitality

CRICOS Code: 090954D
National Code: SIT40416


Description

Step up your hospitality career with this comprehensive qualification. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to take on a leading role in a restaurant, hotel, club, or cocktail lounge. This course covers a wide range of essential hospitality topics such as strategies to enhance the customer service experience, how to lead a team and manage conflict in the workplace, preparing budgets and finances, and how to offer on-the-job coaching to other employees. You’ll also learn about bar operations, serving wines and cocktails, the art of making great coffee, and providing table service of food and beverages. It’s your career, you decide where it will take you with a Certificate IV in Hospitality.

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26 weeks
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20 weeks
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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 the Certificate III in Hospitality.

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
Fees
Total course cost
AUD $8400
Incidental Fees*
AUD $40*
Total Fees
AUD $8440

* 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 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 2023 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

    Possible career opportunities include working as a bar supervisor, team leader, food and beverage supervisor, shift manager.

    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 IV in Hospitality (SIT40416)
    This course provides graduates with a broad range of hospitality skills combined with sound knowledge of industry operations. They will be able to operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve problems. They will develop the skills to undertake supervisory responsibilities and plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 12 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
    Enhance customer service experiences 40
    Implement and monitor work health and safety practices 30
    Lead and manage people 60
    Manage conflict 20
    Manage diversity in the workplace 60
    Manage finances within a budget 30
    Monitor work operations 20
    Work effectively in hospitality service 110

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Clean and tidy bar areas 15
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Interpret financial information 60
    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
    Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25
    Use hygienic practices for food safety 15

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