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Certificate II in Hospitality

  • National Course Code: SIT20316
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT20316-01V02-22OTE-300

Location – TAFE Digital (Traineeship)


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

9 Hours per week


1 year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Hospitality is for aspiring food and beverage attendants wanting to build an exciting career in the growing hospitality industry. Learn the practical skills to deliver great customer service in a range of hospitality settings such as restaurants and cafes.


Through a mix of theoretical and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Work effectively in a service team
  • Interact with a variety of diverse customers
  • Identify and create solutions for issues and problems
  • Take responsibility for service outcomes
  • Provide a great customer experience


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Good teamwork skills
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills
  • A willingness to learn
  • A positive, can-do attitude


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
  • The skills to work in a variety of industry settings such as cafes, restaurants and more
  • Strong pathways to future study

Career opportunities:

  • Food and beverage attendant
  • Cafe attendant
  • Espresso coffee machine operator
  • Function attendant
  • Barista
  • Caf service


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


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

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate II in Hospitality as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed inthe hospitality industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your course work.

To be able to undertake work placement you need to meet other requirements. These will differ depending on your work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires . For example, Liquor and Gaming NSW regulations requires you to be 18 years of age or older to undertake units that involve the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations. Students can choose not to take these elective units if they are underage, or if they want to move into a general caf stream of work.

Electives that are used for licensing purposes include:

  • SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA)
  • SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services (RCG)


Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 12 service periods (shifts) of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.


Liquor and Gaming NSW regulations require you to be 18 years of age or older to obtain a competency card. This allows you to work in the industry and serve or supply alcohol and/or work with gaming machines. Depending on your place of work, you may need to obtain a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) or Responsible Gambling Services (RCG) competency card.

If you undertake the SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA)
elective, you will be issued with an interim RSA certificate on completion. The interim certificate licenses you to work in the industry immediately and is only valid for a short period while you apply for your permanent competency card through Service NSW.

It's important to note that while you can undertake this unit to become job-ready, you will not be able to serve or sell alcohol until you are 18 years old


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

  • An interest in hospitality, working in fast-paced, shift environments
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • A friendly attitude
  • The ability to comfortably stand on your feet for long periods at a time

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • a trainee (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified hospitality worker after successful completion

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a self paced, online course. You must attend approximately 9 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 11 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run online for 1 years.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

Australian Traineeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

If you require RSA competency card/FFS certificates an additional cost is required:

  • RSA - $87 (unit SITHFAB002) is charged by Liquor and Gaming NSW.
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate - $30 (units SITXFSA001 and SITXFSA002) is charged by the NSW Food Authority.

These fees need to be paid before we can issue the certificates.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITHIND003 Use hospitality skills effectively
SITXCCS003 Interact with customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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TAFE Digital (Traineeship)
Phone 131 601

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