• Course Overview

    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.

  • Course Structure

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


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


    SITXOHS001AFollow health, safety and security procedures
    SITXCOM001AWork with colleagues and customers
    SITXCOM002AWork in a socially diverse environment
    SITXOHS002AFollow workplace hygiene procedures
    SITHIND002AApply hospitality skills in the workplace
    SITHFAB020AApply food and beverage skills in the workplace
    SITHFAB011ADevelop and update food and beverage knowledge
    BSBCMN205AUse business technology
    SITHFAB005AProvide table service of alcoholic beverages
    SITHFAB009AProvide responsible service of alcohol
    SITHFAB003AServe food and beverage to customers
    SITHFAB001AClean and tidy bar areas
    SITXFIN001AProcess financial transactions
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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. RPL Booklet


    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.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

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

    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.

  • How to Apply


    International students are required to 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, waiving the A$500 Application Fee. Please refer to the separate listing of accredited agents at www.holmesglen.edu.au/international.

    Please note that students with citizenship of countries classified by Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as Assessment Level 3 (Refer information at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/Stud ) are required to apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

  • Fees

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