Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant FOH) (Apprenticeship)

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Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant FOH) (Apprenticeship)

Are you a people person with a passion for food and wine? Get your new career started with an MCIE apprenticeship in Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House).

Job prospects

+ Waiter

+ Sommelier

+ Senior Bar Attendant

+ Restaurant Front of House


+ Duration: 36 months

+ Work placement: 280 hours

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.

How can I study?

This qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship, where you'lll learn essential hospitality skills while working on-the-job.

National code: SIT30722

Units: 11 core + 9 elective units

Location: Delivered primarily in the workplace

Program delivery: Apprenticeship

Work placement: 56 service periods (224 hours)

Total duration: 156 weeks

Delivery weeks: 138 weeks

Holiday weeks: 18 weeks

Hit the ground running and earn while you learn with an apprenticeship through MCIE.

With a Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House), you could become a…

  • Sommelier

  • Waiter

  • Restaurant Host

  • Restaurant Front of House

  • Senior Bar Attendant


According to the National Skills Commission:

  • There are currently 151,200 wait staff employed in Australia

  • This occupation has a forecasted future growth of 12%

  • Average weekly earnings are around $1,000

  • Around 16% of wait staff work full-time

  • 76% of wait staff are women, with an average age of 22.

Full fee: $7400
Government subsidised fee: $250
Concession fee: $50

The fees listed above include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook. This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria applies. If you are not eligible for a government-funded place, you will be required to pay the self-funded fee


This program is delivered in the workplace with approximately 6 hours of structured workplace training per month.



Students must complete 280 mandatory placement hours or 56 full service periods for the work-based training component of this program. These hours will be completed with your employer over the course of the apprenticeship.



Assessment for this program includes written tasks, long and short answer questions, group tasks, practical cookery tasks, oral presentations, role plays, scenarios, case studies, work placement logbooks, portfolios and projects.


There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program.


Education and skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, and demonstrate they are a suitable candidate for this program.



Required equipment

We recommend that students have access to a laptop or tablet to submit their assessments. MCIE provides access to Microsoft Office.




Domestic: All candidates require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE administration staff permission to apply on your behalf.


People with disabilities 

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.


Prior Experience

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here [https://www.mcie.edu.au/rpl/] for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.


Digital technology

We recommend that students have access to a laptop or tablet to submit their assessments. MCIE provides access to Microsoft Office.

Core units

SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices

SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHIND006 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITHIND008 Work effectively in hospitality service

SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers

SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills

SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions

Elective Units

SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITXCOM006 Source and present information

BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices

SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock

SITHFAB024 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

SITHFAB031 Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs

SITHFAB032 Provide advice on Australian wines

SITHFAB027 Serve food and beverage

SITHFAB034 Provide table service of food and beverage

SITHFAB036 Provide advice on food

SITHFAB037 Provide advice on food and beverage matching

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

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