What will I learn?

Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of skills required in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, and cafes. You will learn waiting styles from fine dining through to café style service, and also be trained in other areas of hospitality, such learning how to operate a bar, pour wines, make cocktails, take orders, mix drinks and make good coffee. Entry level supervisory skills are also taught.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the training in this course provides graduates with the opportunity of employment as a waiter, barista or bartender, with further career pathways in the general hospitality industry; including hotels, motels, restaurants, clubs, airlines, shipping and other catering establishments.

Pathways to further study

Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416) – CRICOS C

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT60316) – CRICOS C

Students can apply for this course as a package: Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Package

Course Structure

This course includes theoretical and practical components. You will work in both commercial kitchens and TasTAFE’s own restaurants and cafes that are open to the public, providing real-life work experience.

To achieve a Certificate III in Hospitality, 15 units must be successfully completed – 7 core units & 8 elective units:

7 Core Units

  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
  • SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
  • SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
  • SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience. When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (20 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,000.00 (4,28,266) per year
Start date

7 February 2022, 18 July 2022


Devonport Campus

20–36 Valley Road,



7310, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (20 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,000.00 (4,28,266) per year
Start date

7 February 2022, 18 July 2022


Drysdale Hobart Campus

59 Collins Street,



7000, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Required prior study: None

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
  • TOEFL (Internet): 46 – 59
  • TOEFL Paper: 527–549
  • PTE: 42 – 49

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.