Certificate II in Hospitality (Food and Beverage)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring basic operational knowledge and limited practical skills in a food and beverage operation. Employment would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Managed workplace learning in hotel and other leading hospitality venues is provided during the course. Students have the opportunity to obtain positions of employment at these venues during the course.

Career Opportunities

Students may proceed to the Certificate IV in Hospitality (one additional semester) and the Diploma of Hospitality (two additional semesters).

Graduates of this course will be able to apply for employment in the hospitality industry and other service areas.

Program Structure

Units listed are a selection of core and elective. Students will participate in electives according to their preferred stream - Diploma or Food & Beverage.

Subject CodeSubject Name
SITXOHS001A Follow health, safety and security procedures
SITXCOM001A Work with colleagues and customers
SITXCOM002A Work in a socially diverse environment
SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures
SITHIND002A Apply hospitality skills in the workplace
SITHFAB020A Apply food and beverage skills in the workplace
SITHFAB011A Develop and update food and beverage knowledge
BSBCMN205A Use business technology
SITHFAB005A Provide table service of alcoholic beverages
SITHFAB009A Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003A Serve food and beverage to customers
SITHFAB001A Clean and tidy bar areas
SITXFIN001A Process financial transactions


Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.


Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.
English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

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How to Apply

International students must apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas. Please refer to the separate listing www.holmesglen.edu.au/international . Students with citizenship of countries classified by DIAC as Assessment Level 3 or 4 www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-assessment-levels.htm MUST apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.


For 2014: $6,300 for full duration. Fees quoted include required equipment, uniforms and/or material costs

Qualification & Recognition

On successful completion of this course students are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate II in Hospitality.

Quick Stats

Program Code:SIT20213
Start Date(s):
February; July
Study Mode:Full time
Program Length:
  • Full time - 6 months
Location:Moorabbin; Waverley
Program Enquiries:

+61 3 9564 1703

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