National code: SIT40422

Certificate IV in Hospitality

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Overview About this course

Step up to a supervisory or team leader role in the fast-paced and exciting world of hospitality. Confidently manage the day-to-day operations of a cafe, restaurant or hotel and lead a high-performing team through a successful service.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work in a fast-paced environment

  • Prioritise responsibilities and think on your feet

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Manage finances within a budget

  • Make the workplace safe from faulty kitchen appliances and spills on the floor

  • Lead and manage people, including overseeing a busy service

Course Outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level

  • Leadership techniques

  • Confidence to oversee a shift from start to finish

  • Experience to craft a plan B, for example if a worker fails to turn up for a shift or the kitchen runs out of an ingredient

  • Developing business operation skills such as strategies to boost covers, help staff or improve customer satisfaction

  • Strong pathways to continued studies to 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.

Traineeship

  • 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

  • Good communication skills

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

  • The desire to work in a team

  • Capacity to purchase small equipment, such as a waiter’s friend and an apron

  • Numeracy and literacy skills 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: bar/food and beverage supervisor or team leader, duty manager, food and beverage supervisor, front office supervisor, housekeeping supervisor, gaming supervisor and shift manager.

Licensing

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. 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 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 4 Courses

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 IV in Hospitality qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 units of competency, including 9 core and 12 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.

  • Roster staff SITXHRM008

  • Work effectively in hospitality service SITHIND008

  • Coach others in job skills SITXHRM007

  • Enhance customer service experiences SITXCCS015

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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