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

+ Cafe Manager

+ Concierge

+ Duty Manager

+ Food and Beverage Team Leader

+ Front Office Team Leader

+ Shift Manager


+ 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.

National code: SIT40416

Units: 9 core + 12 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

You could become…

  • Bar Supervisor or Team Leader

  • Shift Manager

  • Food and Beverage Supervisor or Team Leader

  • Restaurant Host


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.


Digital technology

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.


Industry requirements

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


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 for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.

Government funded traineeship: from $250*

Self-funded: $7,500

*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.

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

HLTAID011 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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