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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE* for courses commencing in 2024.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

*Fee-Free TAFE covers your tuition fee only. Other fees may apply. See Fee-Free TAFE Eligibility for more information.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.


  • Drysdale Launceston
  • Drysdale Hobart

Attendance options

  • Short course

Study type

  • Mixed Learning

Tuition Fees

  • Subsidised $ 168.00
  • Concession* $ 55.99
  • Fee-Free TAFE NO FEE

Additional fees may apply. For more information, see Fees, payments and other costs.

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Join Tasmania’s growing Tourism and Hospitality industry, and get the skills you need to provide top-notch housekeeping services!

If you like being physically active and on the go, and are looking for a career with flexible hours and skills that are transferable to any destination in the world… then the Drysdale Housekeeping Essentials skill set is just what you’ve been looking for!

This eight-week short course is an introductory hospitality course that offers a combination of practical, hands-on skills and knowledge-based learning, and will provide you with the skills you need to be job-ready for a role in Housekeeping.

In this course, you’ll learn how to prepare rooms and provide housekeeping services to guests, as well as clean premises and equipment, and use hygienic practice for hospitality service. You’ll also learn how to participate in safe work practices in the tourism and hospitality context.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment and the skills you need to join Tasmania’s growing Tourism and Hospitality industry as a Room Attendant or Housekeeper across a wide range of hospitality businesses. You might also be interested in taking the next step in your tourism and hospitality career, and undertaking further study with SIT30622 – Certificate III in Hospitality.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

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Career opportunities

  • Room Attendant
  • Housekeeper

Career opportunities

  • Room Attendant
  • Housekeeper

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

Find out more about what support is available