Are you a people-person with a passion for food, coffee, beer or wine? Get qualified with a traineeship in hospitality at MCIE to learn the basics of working in restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafés across Australia.
+ Restaurant Host
+ Restaurant Front of House
+ Senior Bar Attendant
+ Food and Beverage Attendant
+ Duration: 12 months
+ Work placement: 180 hours
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding is available to eligible candidates. Click here to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This qualification is delivered as a Traineeship to help you gain practical hospitality skills while working on-the job.
National code: SIT30616
Units: 7 core + 8 elective units
Location: Delivered primarily in the workplace
Program delivery: Traineeship
Work placement: 36 service periods (180 hours)
Total duration: 52 weeks
Delivery weeks: 48 weeks
Holiday weeks: 4 weeks
Hit the ground running with a traineeship and learn on-the job through MCIE.
With a Certificate III in Hospitality, you could become a…
Restaurant Front of House
Senior Bar Attendant
Food and Beverage 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.
Government funded traineeship: $250*
*This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria applies.
Enrolment fees 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.
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.
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age.
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.
Students 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.
Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.
Candidates may be asked to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):
National Police Check
Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccinations
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 for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.
This program is delivered in the workplace with approximately 6 hours of structured workplace training per month.
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.
We recommend that students have access to a laptop or tablet to submit their assessments. MCIE provides access to Microsoft Office.
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
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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