Certificate IV in Hospitality

Duration: 52 Weeks
FEES- Tuition: $8,950 Materials: $500 Application $250

Course Description
This course, as described in the Hospitality and Tourism Training Package focuses on the skills and knowledge required for an individual to gain employment as a supervisor in a “Front of House” position within a variety of hospitality businesses such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

As taught at Australian College of Trade the course concentrates predominantly on providing individuals with supervisory skills and sound knowledge in planning, monitoring and evaluating the work of team members in food and beverage service.

The unique nature of our college is that it is fully embedded within the Thornbury Theatre. This beautiful and stately venue has been home to entertainment and private events for close to 100 years and is an iconic building in Melbourne’s inner Northern region. This exposes our students to the many and varied events that are held each week within the Theatre’s two large auditoria that have a capacity to host and cater to over 700 patrons at any one time. When required to serve in the function room at Thornbury Theatre events, students are provided with the opportunity to gain real life aspect to their training and assessment of this course.

Course Entry Requirements
This qualification is available to international applicants who are:

  • 18 years of age and older, and
  • Have achieved a satisfactory result for the Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher and
  • Demonstrate evidence of English language competency at IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent or above (exemptions listed following Course Structure)


Academic Pathways
Individuals may enter SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. However, it is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications, and/or gain industry experience prior to entering the qualification.

After achieving SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality, individuals could progress to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality, or to Diploma qualifications in any service industry field.

Career Opportunities
There is scope for individuals that complete this course to gain skills that are aligned with jobs such as:

  • bar supervisor or team leader
  • duty manager
  • food and beverage supervisor or team leader
  • shift manager.

Course Structure
This course is delivered as face to face training in the following locations:

Classrooms and practical training bars and dining areas located at our Thornbury campus. It also includes work based training that is conducted during events at the Thornbury Theatre and/or at approved hospitality businesses.

To achieve competency for the course a student must satisfactorily complete 21 units of competency. The units in the course as taught at the Australian College of Trade comprise of:

  • 9 core units
  • 12 elective units

Core units
BSBDIV501      Manage diversity in the workplace
SITHIND004    Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS007     Enhance customer service experiences
SITXCOM005   Manage conflict
SITXFIN003     Manage finances within a budget
SITXHRM001   Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM003   Lead and manage people
SITXMGT001   Monitor work operations
SITXWHS003   Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective units
SITHFAB001    Clean and Tidy bar areas
SITXFIN001     Process Financial Transactions
SITXFSA001    Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITEEVT002    Process and monitor event registrations
SITHFAB002    Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003    Operate a bar
SITHFAB014    Provide table service of food and beverage SITXCOM002 Show social and Cultural sensitivity
SITHFAB007    Serve food and beverage
SITXCCS006    Provide service to customers
BSBCMM201   Communicate in the workplace
SITHIND002     Source and use information on the hospitality industry

*International Students, please note:
If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English Test score:

  • you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange program, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
  • you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

in the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

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