SIT30816 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)

Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House) SIT30816

T30816 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a range of well-developed front of house food and beverage service and sales skills combined with sound product knowledge. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies, and procedures to guide work activities.

This specialist qualification provides a pathway to work in various front of house roles in restaurants and cafés.

Possible job titles include

  • senior bar attendant
  • sommelier
  • waiter

Pathways to further study

  • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Delivery mode

Workplace (Apprenticeship)

Course duration

12 months

Name Code Type
Work effectively with others BSBWOR203 Core
Provide responsible service of alcohol SITHFAB002 Core
Source and use information on the hospitality industry SITHIND002 Core
Work effectively in hospitality service SITHIND004 Core
Provide service to customers SITXCCS006 Core
Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM002 Core
Process financial transactions SITXFIN001 Core
Manage finances within a budget SITXFIN003 Core
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA001 Core
Coach others in job skills SITXHRM001 Core
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS001 Core
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 Elective
Operate a bar SITHFAB003 Elective
Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB005 Elective
Serve food and beverage SITHFAB007 Elective
Prepare and serve cocktails SITHFAB010 Elective
Provide advice on beers, spirits, and liqueurs SITHFAB011 Elective
Provide advice on Australian wines SITHFAB012 Elective
Provide advice on imported wines SITHFAB013 Elective
Provide table service of food and beverage SITHFAB014 Elective


CHT utilises competency-based assessment to demonstrate that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by nationally recognised standards. A competency is a statement about the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required by a learner. Assessment of competencies may attract both direct (show and tell) and indirect (show, tell, and apply) assessment methods including written, oral, and practical techniques. Competency based assessment is very flexible, so can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual participant. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and what evidence or observations are required to demonstrate your competency. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal, and our student handbook will provide you with this information.


On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification

SIT30816 Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)

Partial completion of the course requirements will result in a Statement of Attainment being issued where one or more accredited units have been completed.

Entrance Requirements / Pre-requisites

  • Learners must be 16 years of age and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Any learner under the age of 17 years at the time of the commencement of training who has not yet completed Year 10, must provide correspondence or a certificate signed by a Department Regional Director that exempts that individual from school attendance and clearly identifies the relevant employer where the student is to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Any learner under the age of 17 years at the time of the commencement of training who has completed Year 10, must provide a ‘Transition From School Form’, or correspondence or a certificate signed by the school principal or a Department Regional Director that exempts that individual from school attendance and clearly identifies the relevant employer where the student is to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Learners are expected to have learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy skills at or Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3 (senior secondary school equivalent.
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship learners must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
  • No occupational licensing, certification, or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone that has reliable internet access.
  • An email address that is current and regularly checked.

Pre-training review

CHT is committed to providing high quality training that aligns with industry and community demands and workforce needs. CHT is also committed to ensuring the best possible education, employment, and training outcomes for our learners. As a part of the application and enrolment process, all learners complete a pre-training review (PTR). This review ensures that individual learners are enrolled into the most suitable and appropriate qualification. It is also an opportunity for CHT to understand the learner’s individual needs and requirements, their current competencies that relate to the course and to identify opportunities for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfers. The information gained from the PTR helps CHT design a learning and assessment strategy appropriate for the learner. CHT uses this review to provide the learner with the educational and support services they may need while studying to ensure they can achieve the best outcomes and benefits from the course they are enrolling in, according to their learning objectives, career aspirations and skill level.

Literacy and numeracy

Learners will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine their ACSF level. The LLN assessment identifies the learner’s current LLN skill level to check whether they have the minimum skills required to successfully participate in the program and can develop the necessary employability skills. The assessment also identifies if LLN assistance will be required for the learner to undertake the course.

Fees and Government Funding

Tuition Fees (GST Exempt) Cost
Full Fee $2560
Government Funded* $1600
Concession $320

Click here to see CHT’s fee schedule.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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