Offering Info

Certificate IV in Hospitality

  • National Course Code: SIT40416
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT40416-01V01-20ULT-004

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Food and Beverage)

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

10 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of hospitality service, sales or operational skills combined with supervisory skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others, and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafs, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage, and gaming.

Possible job titles include:
bar supervisor or team leader
duty manager
food and beverage supervisor or team leader
front office supervisor or team leader
housekeeping supervisor or team leader
gaming supervisor or team leader
shift manager.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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.


To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:
minumum 18 years of age when you begin this course in February 2020 to legally serve alcohol in our training restaurant.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
Number of Core Units: 9
Number of Elective Units: 12
Total Number of Units: 21

36 shifts (approx 4 hours each) at a hospitality related enterprise. Your shifts are recorded in a supplied workplace diary and submitted prior to the completion of your course.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm Or 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building E, Level 4, Room E4.29


Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm Or 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Building E, Level 4, Room E4.29


This is a part-time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. An indication of your weekly timetable for the first semester:

Semester 1 (03/02/2020 to19/06/2020):

Orientation is on Monday 03 February 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. F&B training delivered during the first three weeks of the semester is mandatory to be ready to serve F&B in the training restaurant. This essential training covers Restaurant, Bar, Hygiene, Coach Jobs Skills and Enhance workshops. These classes are timetabled between 09:00am and 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays.

RSA: Provide responsible service of alcohol delivered to all students on the first Friday from 09:00am until 3:30pm. Unless a student has a current RSA prior to the start of this course of which upon presentation of the card a credit will be processed for this unit.

Restaurant / Bar service commences week 4 until week 18:

Attend two shifts in The Apprentice Restaurant Sydney each week on Wednesday and Friday from 09:30am until 3:00pm. All of the above is indicative and subject to change, but your final timetable will specify the allocated weeks, days, times and class breaks too.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including unstructured learning may include private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research. (independent study, research, practice and assignments).


This course offering is designed for people who:

wish to study supervisory level management units along with completing practical classes in Bar and Restaurant units.


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
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class a week over 2 days a week for 36 weeks. If you wish to see the timetables prior to the start of your studies please ask a Hospitality teacher.


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:

Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA card $85 - current L&G NSW price); Provide Responsible Conduct of Gaming (RCG $35 card - current L&G NSW price); $10 name badge; Optional suggested text book approx. $80; Food & Beverage restaurant kit aprox. $40; Hospitality uniform including black leather shoes that is worn in the restaurant practical classes approx. $100;


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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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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 your chosen 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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
Elective Units
Number Title
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITXINV004 Control stock
SITXINV003 Purchase goods
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions
SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling services
SITHFAB017 Provide advice on food and beverage matching
SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas

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

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.

Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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