Certificate III in Hospitality (Traineeship)

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Certificate III in Hospitality (Traineeship)

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.

Job prospects

+ Waiter

+ Barista

+ Bartender

+ Front Desk Receptionist

+ Function Host

+ Food and Beverage Attendant

+ Guest Services Agent

+ Housekeeper


+ Duration: 12 months

+ Work placement: 180 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 a Traineeship and will help you gain practical skills tailored to work in Hospitality service operations.

National code: SIT30616

Units: 7 core + 8 elective units

Location: Workplace training with some theory classes at City Campus, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 and practical classes at MCIE Training Kitchens, 644 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Delivery modes: Traineeship only

Duration: 12 months

Assessment: Written, oral and practical tasks and workplace assessor observation

Work placement: 180 hours

Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete this qualification. Students undertaking Hospitality programs may be required to work with wine, spirits or liqueurs.

You could become a…

  • Waiter

  • Barista

  • Bartender

  • Front Desk Receptionist

  • Function Host

  • Food and Beverage Attendant

  • Guest Services Agent

  • Housekeeper

Traineeship: From $250^
Full Fee: $3,035
^ Eligibility criteria applies. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For information about additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

Education/Core Skills

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

Age at Commencement

It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.

Special Needs

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this course is subject to the candidate being able to undertake all course requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.


All participants 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’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Digital Technology

Students are required to 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.

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 are available. Fees apply. Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or contact us for more information on fees, terms and conditions.

MCIE Work Placement Officers will facilitate work placement for students in a hospitality environment.

Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • Flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 test

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

SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers

SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills

Elective Units

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

SITXINV001 Receive and store stock

SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage

SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food

SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

Nationally Recognised Training

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

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