Certificate III in Hospitality

Certificate II in Hospitality

VET National Code: SIT20316

Course Description

The Certificate II in Hospitality provides basic skills and knowledge for students to work as operational staff in hospitality establishments. Students use a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using practical skills and basic industry knowledge.

This qualification provides pathways to work in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, cafes and coffee shops.

Career Outcomes:

  • Barista (Espresso Coffee Machine Operator)
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Function Attendant
  • Function Host
  • Housekeeper
  • Bar Attendant
  • Wait Staff

Course Admission Requirements

his course is only available to domestic students and International students on a Working Holiday Visa

Domestic Australian Students

  • For Certificate level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 10 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above).
  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If students cannot provide documented proof of their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
  • This course is approved by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) for student payment. Domestic students who meets the requirements of an approved course of education and study may be eligible to receive student payment from the Department.
  • Additional requirements below.

Additional Requirements

All students must be willing to apply, or already hold, a current National Police Clearance (not older than 3 months at time of enrolment). This is COMPULSORY for students/candidates to undertake workplace training.

Units of Competency

This Certificate II in Hospitality course consists of 12 units of competence with 6 core units and 6 elective units as listed below:

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units
BSBWOR203 Work Effectively with Others
SITHIND002 Source and Use Information on the Hospitality Industry
SITHIND003 Use Hospitality Skills Effectively
SITXCCS003 Interact with Customers
SITXCOM002 Show Social and Cultural Sensitivity
SITXWHS001 Participte in Safe Work Practices
Elective Units
SITHFAB005 Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee
SITHFAB004 Prepare and Serve Non-Alcoholic Beverages
SITXFIN001 Process Financial Transactions
SITHFAB007 Serve Food and Beverage
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
SITXFSA001 Use hygiene practices for food safety
Certificate II in Hospitality

Course Details

Intake Dates
Please email to info@apsi.edu.au for the next available intake date
Mode of Delivery
Students need to attend classes at APSI  for a minimum of 20 contact hours per week. Students will be given a timetable during orientation.
Career Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be able to competently undertake various tasks in an office environment and take up positions such as

  • bar attendant
  • bottle shop attendant
  • catering assistant
  • food and beverage attendant
  • housekeeping attendant
  • porter
  • receptionist or front office assistant
  • gaming attendant.
Course Duration
16 weeks face to face training and 4 weeks of workplace training, total 20 weeks
Entry Requirements
  • Minimum 15 years of age (domestic students only). International students must be over 18 years of age before they can enrol at APSI
  • Completion of Year 10 or high school or equivalent
  • Minimum Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or Upper Intermediate Level English or equivalent (for International Students)
Timetable

Each day of delivery follows the same structure. The first 2 hours involves trainer lead but student focussed explanation, demonstrations, presentations, questions and answers, student practice. The second 2 hours involves the trainer and student undertaking their assessment tasks on premises (as a learning tool) utilising the specialised training facilities under the required supervision of the trainer.

Students need to attend classes at APSI for a minimum of 20 contact hours per week. Students will be given a timetable during orientation. Class hours will be scheduled between 9:00am to 9:00pm (Monday to Friday) in 4 hour block.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the principles of competency based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.

Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:

  • Classroom exercises
  • Assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Verbal and/or written questions

Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all modules, and workbooks. Dates of assessment are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and examinations. Continuous assessment may be based on competencies and marks, or a combination of both.

Uniform

There is a dress code for all hospitality students. Students are required to wear a white shirt / blouse and black trousers or skirt while attending class. Flat black non-slip covered shoes must be worn at all times. An apron will be provided by Australian Professional Skills Institute for all practical work.

Students are expected to have appropriate dress code or a uniform according to industry standard during workplace training.

Recognition of Prior Learning
APS Institute gives students credits or recognition for skills and knowledge they already possess. An RPL application form can be obtained from APS Institute
Accreditation
This program is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) at Certificate II level. As a registered training organisation, qualifications issued by APS Institute are nationally recognised. If all units of competency are not achieved a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been successfully completed.
Articulation
Upon completion of Certificate II, students can continue to study Certificate III in Hospitality.
Employment Skills

This qualification prepares a person to select, adapt and transfer skills to a new environment and to provide technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. This would be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available.

(Source: AQF Implementation Handbook 2007)

Location of Delivery
Unit 12 and Unit 2, Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth, WA 6004 Western Australia

Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is current at the time of publishing. Australian Professional Skills Institute reserves the right to change the admission requirements, fees, location of delivery and units of competency whenever necessary. Please contact us for the most current information.