Enter the bustling world of cafes, kitchens and restaurants with this exciting course. Learn to use kitchen equipment, take and fill customers' orders and build your confidence in the hospitality industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare and package food
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
Use kitchen equipment and clean premises
Provide great customer service
Work effectively with others
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate I level
The skills to work in several entry-level hospitality roles in cafes and restaurants
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to work as part of a team
Great communication skills
Enjoyment working with people
A helpful manner
A strong work ethic
Access to a computer and the internet
The ability to purchase a hospitality uniform (for example, dress pants, knee length skirt or long sleeve button up shirt) and enclosed shoes with non-slip soles
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: kitchen steward, kitchen useful, bar useful, glass runner, food runner and housekeeping assistant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate I in Hospitality does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate I in Hospitality does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate I in Hospitality qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 3 units of competency, including 3 core and 0 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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