Tourism and Hospitality

Skill Set Drysdale Hospitality Essentials

This is a short, sharp and sweet skills-based introductory hospitality course that offers a combination of practical, hands-on skills and knowledge-based learning.

Gain the underpinning knowledge and required skills that industry is looking for and put your newly mastered skills into action in a supportive, real-life environment.

Experience vital exposure to the hospitality industry to enable you to be job-ready. Please note, barista training will be delivered as part of this Skill Set.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Bar Attendant
  • Café roles

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study.    Related courses include:

  • SIT20316  Certificate II in Hospitality

Location, dates and times

Drysdale Campus, Hobart

  • Next Intake:  14 October 2019
  • Duration:  8 weeks, 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday (including 2 weeks work placement)
  • Call 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Drysdale Campus, Launceston

  • Ongoing
  • Duration:  8 weeks, 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday (including 2 weeks work placement)
  • Call 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Drysdale Campus, Devonport  (Information Flyer)

  • Next Intake:  14 October – 6 December 2019
  • Duration:  8 weeks, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday (including 2 weeks work placement)
  • Information Sessions:  Monday, 23 September 2019, 10am OR 5.30pm
    • Venue:  Drysdale, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Call 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Learning Options

This course is delivered flexibly using blend of learning modes, including online learning, attendance at classes/workshops and practical placement.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Written short answer
  • Verbal questioning
  • Written assignments
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
  • Tests

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.

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Fees and Payments

Full Fee:  $525.25

A concession rate is not available for this course.
For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide;

  • Ball point pen
  • Lock for locker

Are there ‘other’ costs?

No other fees apply to this skill set.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

Successful completion of this course can lead to eligibility to apply for a Special Employee Licence relating to undertaking specific gaming duties in a casino, hotel or club. Please note that TasTAFE do not issue the license and that it is your responsibility to meet any additional requirements. Further details can be found here

Successful completion of this course can lead to Responsible Service of Alcohol certification being issued. This is a legal requirement for anyone working with alcohol products in the hospitality industry.


An interview process will be conducted to ensure this is the right course for you.

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.


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