Course code: 900-81946

Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Hospitality

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Overview About this course

Open up opportunities within the hospitality industry with the right tools. In this short course, you'll gain sought after barista skills, get your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) competency card and become an in-demand service professional.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Provide responsible alcohol services to customers

  • Assess alcohol-affected customers and identify those to whom sale or service must be refused

  • Promote safety (harm minimisation) in venues where there is liquor

  • Prepare and serve a range of espresso coffee beverages

  • Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards

Course outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment

  • Valuable hospitality skills

  • A Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) interim certificate to get your competency card

  • Sound knowledge of regulations and legislation around the sale of alcohol

  • The confidence to make a range of espresso beverages

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies 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 today.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Photo identification such as your license or proof of age card.

  • NOTE: A photo identification card is needed because to enrol in courses with an RSA or RCG unit it is recommended that you are at least 17 years of age. However, to legally sell or serve alcohol, you must be 18 years of age.

  • If you are under the recommended age and still want to enrol in this course, or you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Long pants and fully enclosed non-slip shoes to use the espresso machines

  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to stand on your feet for potentially long periods of time

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Customer service and interpersonal skills

  • An interest in working in the hospitality industry

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: barista, bartender, kitchenhand and food and beverage attendant.


This course includes units with licensing requirements that are regulated by Liquor and Gaming NSW. A Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) competency card is required for workers in licensed venues in NSW. Upon successful completion of the Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Hospitality, you will be issued with an interim certificate for your RSA qualification. You will need to present this certificate at Service NSW with 100 points of ID within three months to receive your RSA competency card. It's important to note that while you can undertake these units to become job-ready, you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol until you are 18 years old. Recognition of NSW RSA competency in other jurisdictions Legislative requirements differ across borders. Check with the relevant state or territory 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 0 Courses

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

The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Hospitality does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Hospitality does not have any post-graduate courses.

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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

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.

  • Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB021

  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB025

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005

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

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