National code: SIT30622

Certificate III in Hospitality

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Overview About this course

Develop confidence in the hospitality industry as you take customer orders, restock food and drinks and problem solve on your feet. Work in fast-paced kitchens, cafes and bars and lead a team in a booming field.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Troubleshoot problems, like running low on stock or addressing customer complaints

  • Work as part of a team

  • Make the workplace safe for staff and customers

  • Coach others in basic hospitality skills

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification

  • The skills to work in hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, hotels and more

  • The experience to take on a leadership role in hospitality

  • Upon completion of SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety and SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices, students are eligible to obtain the Food Authority NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate, which costs $30

  • Complete unit SITHFAB021 Responsible service of alcohol and SITHGAM022 Provide responsible gambling services, to be eligible for the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) card and the Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RSG) card - cost of $97 and $45

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.


  • Be employed in the hospitality industry as this course is delivered in the workplace

  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Reached at least 17 years of age so you are able to work in the industry serving alcohol at the completion of your course after you turn 18

  • Identified if you have any cultural considerations around serving alcohol as alternate speciality units can be made available to facilitate course completion

  • A passion for the kitchens, cafes, bars and hotels

  • An interest in working in a fast-paced, shift environment

  • The ability to work in a team

  • Good communication skills

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: food and beverage attendant, barista, café service, function attendant, bar attendant and accommodation receptionist.


Liquor & Gaming NSW regulates the liquor industry in NSW. They have approved TAFE NSW to deliver this training. At the completion of your course, present your interim RSA/RCG certificates to Service NSW to get your competency card that permits you to work in the industry serving, selling or supplying alcohol. Please refer to the Liquor & Gaming NSW website for more information and for current costs. Recognition of NSW RSA and RCG competency in other jurisdictions: Responsible service of alcohol legislative and knowledge requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state authority to see if your NSW RSA and RCG competency is recognised.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Hospitality qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 6 core and 9 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

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.

  • Source and use information on the hospitality industry SITHIND006

  • Work effectively in hospitality service SITHIND008

  • Provide service to customers SITXCCS014

  • Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM007

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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