Certificate IV in Hospitality

Program code SIT40313
Start date(s) February/July/October
Program length Full time: 12 months
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program No
  • Program Overview

    If you love working with people, food, coffee and drinks, this hands on course will prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry.

    With potential employment opportunities in hotels, resorts, motels, function and catering operations, pubs, clubs, cafes and coffee shops, this course will set you up for the beginning of a life long career.

    You will experience live learning in our training restaurants and develop your skills in a range of service styles from casual to fine dining, You will also have the opportunity to train alongside some of the best in the business through organised events such as the Melbourne International Food and Wine Festival and Celebrity Chef dinners. These events provide our students with networking opportunities to kick start their career.

    Work experience may be available with organisations like Langham Melbourne Masterclass and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.                                           

  • Program Structure

    To successfully achieve the Certificate IV in Hospitality you will be required to complete all units. 


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
    Assessment is also available in the workplace for students currently employed in industry.

    Core Subjects

    • SITXHRM301 Coach others in Job skills
    • SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people
    • SITXWHS401 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
    • SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience
    • SITHIND301 Work effectively in hospitality service
    • SITXCOM401 Manage conflict
    • SITXFIN402 Manage finances within a budget
    • BSBDIV501A Manage diversity in the workplace
    • SITXINV401 Control stock
    • SITXMGT401 Monitor work operations

    Elective Subjects

    • SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
    • SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices
    • SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety
    • SITHFAB307 Provide table service of food and beverage
    • SITHFAB309 Provide advice on food
    • BSBMKG413A Promote products and services
    • BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others
    • SITXMPR402 Create a promotional display or stand
    • SITHFAB203 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
    • SITXMGT501 Establish and conduct business relationships
    • SITHFAB202 Operate a bar
    • SITXWHS601 Establish and maintain a work health and saftey system
    • SITXFIN401 Interpret financial information
    • SITHFAB101 Clean and tidy Bar areas
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your 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. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Selection Process

    All applicants are required to attend an interview.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate IV in Hospitality.


    This course provides pathways and credit towards Diploma of Hospitality, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

    Holmesglen Hospitality also offers courses in Bakery, Commercial Cookery and Patisserie.

    Career Opportunities

    • Food & beverage attendant (waiter)
    • Bar attendant
    • Food & beverage supervisor
  • Dates


    Full Time: 4-5 days per week.

    Part Time: Options are available and should be discussed at your interview.

  • How to Apply


    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • Part time student
    • Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
    • Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
    Applicants must contact the department to arrange an interview.

    More information about the Direct Application process.


    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).

    The VTAC codes for this program are:

    Moorabbin: 6100361574.

    Waverley: 6100461574.

    Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website and contact the department to arrange an interview.

    Further Advice

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

    Hospitality, Cookery and Bakery Department
    03 9209 5938

  • Fees

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

    Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

    For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.