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Certificate IV in Hospitality

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; complete within 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Build on your understanding of the hospitality industry and take the plunge into management with a Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40313).

Improve your customer relationships, inject creativity into your professional life and create a workplace that you (and your customers) will love. Overseeing business innovation and budgetary concerns; staff performance and customer satisfaction; hospitality management is a delicate balancing act that provides challenging and rewarding work to motivated individuals.

If you can see yourself leading a team, love the hospitality lifestyle and want to expand your career options, this online course from Foundation Education is the right fit for you.

Work placement

This course requires you to complete a minimum of 36 practical shift periods of work within a hospitality business operation.


To proceed with this qualification, individuals are required to:

  • undertake the unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid through an external provider
  • have access to a hospitality environment and a supervisor able to sign off on practical demonstration elements
  • have successfully completed Year 12

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended that individuals have undertaken lower level qualifications (ie. a Certificate III in Hospitality 30713) and/or have relevant industry experience to assist with the completion of this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience or life experience. Work placement in the industry would also be advantageous for students. Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience. This qualification is also suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Areas of study

In this hospitality course, the subjects you may study include:

  • BSBDIV501A - Manage diversity in the workplace
  • SITHIND301 - Work effectively in hospitality service
  • SITXHRM301 - Coach others in job skills
  • SITXHRM402 - Lead and manage people
  • SITXMGT401 - Monitor work operations
  • SITXFSA101 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXWHS301 - Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • SITXCCS401 - Enhance the customer service experience
  • SITXCOM401 - Manage conflict
  • SITXFIN401 - Interpret financial information
  • SITXFIN402 - Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXEVT301 - Access information on event operations
  • SIRXSLS201 - Sell products and services
  • SITTTSL202 - Access and interpret product information
  • SITXWHS401 - Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
  • SIRXRSK201 - Minimise loss
  • BSBITU201A - Produce simple word processed documents
  • BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documents
  • BSBFIA401A - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU202A - Create and use spreadsheets
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*

*This unit must be completed via an external provider

RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40313) from Foundation Education.

You'll learn how to successfully manage staff, use creative thinking to solve problems on the job and foster an environment that can draw a crowd.

Practical training in hospitality industry operations, financial reporting and risk management are included in this qualification to ensure that you're confident in your new role as:

  • Duty manager
  • Shift manager
  • Front office team leader or supervisor
  • Food and beverage team leader or supervisor
  • Bar team leader or supervisor
  • Front office supervisor
  • Housekeeping supervisor
  • Gaming supervisor

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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