Certificate III in Hospitality (Front of House) (Apprenticeship)

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Certificate III in Hospitality (Front of House) (Apprenticeship)

This nationally recognised qualification is delivered as a Traineeship and will help you develop your skills in a front of house food and beverage environment.

Job prospects

+ Senior bar attendant

+ Sommelier (Wine Steward)

+ Waiter


+ Duration: 18 months

+ Work placement: 18 months

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 and will help you gain practical skills tailored to work in Hospitality service operations.

This nationally recognised qualification is delivered as a Traineeship and will help you develop your skills in a front of house food and beverage environment. Learn while you work in a real hospitality environment applying your skills and knowledge in practice.

On successful completion of the course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to deliver sales and service as a senior bar attendant, sommelier and waiter.


  • National Code: SIT30716

  • Units: 11 core & 9 elective units

  • Location: Employer site. (Some theory classes may be required at 9/250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 & some practical classes at 28-30 Fanning Street Southbank VIC 3006 & 112 Peel St, North Melbourne VIC 3051)

  • Delivery Mode: This qualification is delivered through a blend of formal face to face classes at MCIE campus and/or training kitchen, self-paced and workplace delivery. Contact on a monthly basis is the minimum requirement depending on blend

  • Assessment: Oral and written tasks and simulated or workplace practical observations

  • Duration: 18 months

  • Prior experience: RPL & Credit Transfer is available

You could become…

  • Senior bar attendant

  • Sommelier (Wine Steward)

  • Waiter

Government Funded: From $250*

Traineeship: From $250^

Full Fee: $7,500

Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges. This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding. ^ Eligibility criteria apply. Apprentices may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. * Eligibility criteria applies. For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this qualification.

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) standards required for this qualification

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • be at least 18 years of age

  • people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Enrolment is subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

This training may be delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding if the applicant is enrolled as an apprentice. *Eligibility criteria applies. To see if you qualify for Government funding, please speak with us.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer  (CT) are available. Fees apply. Please see our website for more information on fees and terms and conditions.

Core Units

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service

SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills

SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers

Elective Units

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITHFAB003 Operate a bar

SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage

SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage

SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food

SITHFAB010 Prepare and serve cocktails

SITHFAB012 Provide advice on Australian wines

SITXINV001 Receive and store stock

Nationally Recognised Training

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

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Great apprenticeship!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 24, 2021

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