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.
+ Senior Bartender
+ Cafe Manager
+ 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
Food and Beverage Supervisor or Team Leader
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.
Government funded traineeship: from $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.
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
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
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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