Certificate IV in Hospitality (Traineeship)

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Certificate IV in Hospitality (Traineeship)

Are you an experienced hospitality worker looking step up your game? With an MCIE traineeship you’ll learn on-the-job skills in hotels, eateries, clubs, pubs and cafés to lead and manage hospitality teams like a pro.

Job prospects

+ Senior Bartender

+ Concierge

+ Duty Manager

+ Food and Beverage Supervisor or Team Leader

+ Front Office Supervisor or Team Leader

+ Shift Manager


+ Duration: 12 months

+ Work placement: 285 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.

National code: SIT40416

Units: 9 core + 12 elective

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: 285 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…

  • Bar Supervisor or Team Leader

  • Shift Manager

  • Food and Beverage Supervisor or Team Leader

  • Restaurant Host

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.

Government Funded: From $250*

Traineeship: From $250^

Full Fee: $7,500

* Eligibility criteria applies.
^ 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.

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.

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

BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace

SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences

SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

SITXCOM005 Manage conflict

SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service

SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills

SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget

SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people

SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations

Elective Units

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITXHRM002 Roster staff

SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information

SITHFAB003 Operate a bar

SITHFAB014 Provide table service of food and beverage

SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food

SITHFAB010 Prepare and serve cocktails

SITHFAB012 Provide advice on Australian wines

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Nationally Recognised Training

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

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