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Certificate III in Hospitality (VIC only)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    Skills First Funding may be available

  • Duration:

    6-9 months

  • Start date:

    Monthly intake dates – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Academies Australasia Polytechnic (RTO 21282)

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Fine Dining Waiter/Waitress | Senior Bar Attendant | Function Host | Food and Beverage Attendant | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate III in Hospitality from AA Poly enables people already working in hospitality to take their skills to the next level. Students will build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop practical skills through on-the-job training to help them succeed in the industry.

As a Certificate III in Hospitality student, you'll cover all areas of the industry - from front-of-house and customer service skills, to food and beverage preparation, to training and managing staff.

The course is designed to be completed while you continue to work full- or part-time in your current hospitality role. You'll attend campus once a month, perform fortnightly online tasks, and be assessed on practical aspects in your workplace.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Applicants must already be employed in a full-time or part-time role in a caf�, bar, restaurant, winery, hotel, bistro or fast food outlet.
  • All applicants must complete a pre-training review and a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Areas of study

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

  • BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others
  • SITHIND002 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • SITHIND004 - Work effectively in hospitality service
  • SITXCCS006 - Provide service to customers
  • SITXCOM002 - Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • SITXHRM001 - Coach others in job skills
  • SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices
  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices
  • SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITXINV001 - Receive and store stock
  • SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items
  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
  • BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Academies Australasia Polytechnic Study with Academies Australasia Polytechnic and experience their state of the art teaching and learning facility located in the vibrant city centre of Melbourne.

Enjoy an exciting learning experience with their indoor and outdoor study areas, recreational deck, tennis court, computer labs and more. Plus, their Bourke Street campus is within reach of Melbourne’s bustling business and finance centre, offering you more career possibilities.

Learn from skilled teachers with valuable industry knowledge and feel confident being qualified by AAPoly when you begin your career in IT, community services, hospitality or more. They’ve got over 15 years of experience and the dedication to help you get to where you want to be!
When you study with Academies Australasia Polytechnic you’ll become part of a supportive community both in and out of the classroom.

Turn to their experienced and supportive teachers, mentors or on-campus counsellor, who are all committed to making your time with AAPoly a positive one.

AAPoly’s Peer Mentor Support Program is the main component of their orientation. The program helps ensure you settle in well, promotes a healthy physical and mental wellbeing, and hosts loads of social events allowing you to meet fellow students and experience what Melbourne has to offer.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Victoria: Melbourne

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Hospitality from AA Poly.

This nationally recognised qualification enables you to work in a variety of roles within the hospitality industry, such as a bartender, waitperson or function host. Graduates also have the opportunity to puruse further study with a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or a Diploma in Hospitality.

Curious about where a career in hospitality could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Fine Dining Waiter/Waitress
  • Senior Bar Attendant
  • Function Host
  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Gaming Attendant
  • Sommelier

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

AA Poly offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment Plan
  • Skills First Funding - 2017 (VIC State Government Subsidised Funding) is available for eligible students

You may be eligible to receive Skills First Funding for this course!

Under Skills First Funding, the Victorian government will contribute to the cost of training for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with growing need for skilled workers.

The provider of this course is a Skills First registered institution. Enquire about this course now to find out more about your eligibility.

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