Tourism and Hospitality

Skill Set Drysdale Housekeeping Essentials

This is a short, sharp and 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.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Porter
  • Room attendant
  • Housekeeper in a hotel

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

  • Intake 1:   5 August 2019
  • Intake 2:  28 October 2019

Information Sessions

Hobart Friday, 28 June 2019, 10.30am to 12pm
Room A1.38, Drysdale, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
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Drysdale Campus, Launceston

  • Ongoing
  • Duration:  6 weeks, full-time – Monday to Thursday

Information Sessions

Launceston Friday, 28 June 2019, 11.30am to 12.30pm
Room H1.03, Drysdale, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston
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Drysdale Campus, Devonport

  • Ongoing
  • Duration:  6 weeks, full-time – Monday to Thursday

Information Sessions

Devonport Friday, 28 June 2019, 11.30am to 1.30pm
Room A1.12, Drysdale, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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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

2019 Cost:  $150

A concession rate is not available for this course.

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What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment, which includes.

  • Ball point pen, 2H pencil, carpenters pencil and eraser
  • Lock for locker

Are there ‘other’ costs?

TasTAFE polo tops are required for work placements ($50).

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.


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 here


A Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a statement of attainment, 5 units must be successfully completed.


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