Tourism and Hospitality

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30616 – Certificate III in Hospitality is part of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. It reflects the role of skilled operators who use a range of well-developed hospitality skills. They use discretion and judgement and have a sound knowledge of industry operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

The hospitality industry is a stimulating and fun work environment. Whether you choose to work in your local hospitality industry or to travel abroad, qualified hospitality workers are in high demand.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in skilled operations with the need to apply discretion and judgement. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Individuals may have some responsibility for others and provide technical advice and support to a team.

Possible job outcomes may include bar attendant, barista, waiter and wine waiter. Students will gain practical hands on experience in authentic restaurant and cafe settings.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Restaurants
  • Clubs
  • Airlines
  • Shipping
  • A range of other catering establishments

Location, dates and times

Hobart, Drysdale Campus
Hospitality – Food and Beverage Service

  • Next Intake:    11 February 2020
  • Duration:  18 weeks full-time, Monday to Friday – 9am to 3.30pm

Information Sessions:

Drysdale Hobart Friday, 29 November 2019 10am to 12pm
Restaurant, Drysdale, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
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Launceston Campus – Drysdale

  • Next Intake:   2020
  • Duration:  18 weeks full-time, Monday to Friday – 9am to 3.30pm

Information Session

Drysdale Launceston Friday, 29 November 2019, 12.30pm
Drysdale, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston
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Devonport Campus – Drysdale
Hospitality – Food and Beverage Services

  • Next Intake:  2020
  • Duration:  18 weeks full-time, Monday to Friday – 9am to 3.30pm

Information Sessions

Devonport Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12.30pm
Drysdale, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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NOTE:  Days and times may vary from campus to campus according to timetables and restaurant service opportunities.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Work, Health and Safety procedures must be followed.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Uniform requirements reflect industry and workplace hygiene and safety standards. You must always wear the correct uniform for bar/restaurant service. If you are not in uniform you will not be permitted to participate in bar/restaurant operations and this may affect your practical assessment.

Are there any ‘other’ costs?

Uniform:  Drysdale pocketed apron, 2 waiters aprons, 1 pants, 2 black long sleeved shirts,
Didasko online resources, name badge, waiters friend
Excursion Fee
Total Cost:  $455

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Friendly and attentive
  • Work in a team environment
  • Pay attention to procedures and detail
  • Record customer orders and calculate money
  • Work under time pressure
  • Willingness to ‘pitch-in’ to do the routine clean-up work at the end of service periods
  • Enjoys talking to and ‘reading’ other people’s needs
  • Can get into the ‘spirit of the action’


An informal interview process, including the completion of a questionnaire, will help ensure this is the right course for you. This will help us to determine what, if any additional support may be needed and allows us to provide you with further career path advice.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


SIT30616 – Certificate III in Hospitality.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification you need 7 core units and 8 elective units.
Electives may vary by campus.


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