Certificate IV in Hospitality

Course Code

SIT40416

Duration

6 months- 2 Years

About the Qualification

This qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of hospitality service, sales or operational skills combined with supervisory skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others, and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage, and gaming.


Prerequisites

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

However a pre-enrolment process to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

This course is only delivered at the workplace.


Course Duration

Course Duration - 6 months- 2 Years

Ordinarily, this training course can take between 0.6 months -2 years in order to complete, determined by your own personal circumstances and also the mode of study you pick. For instance, if you were to do this course online and regularly allocate time to complete the tasks and assignments every week you could possibly complete the course well before schedule.


Qualification Level

Certificate IV

Career Opportunities

  • Bar Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Concierge
  • Duty Manager
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Forecast Analyst (Accommodation Services)
  • Front Office Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Housekeeping Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Gaming Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Shift Manager

Study Mode

Work-based


Assessment

Assessment Methods


A variety of assessment methods are available and can be used to assess a unit of competency, these could include:

  • Questioning Checklist- Theory/questioning assessments are delivered in the classroom environment during the assessment visit, in the form of short questions and answers and/or Multiple choice, these are to be completed by the Student.
  • Projects- these are issued to the student on completion of the training session. The Student may be asked to gather a Portfolio of documents or evidence from the workplace; or, research a topic or area of study prior to the Assessment visit. If the task asked the student to demonstrate to the Assessor a topic or area of study, this will be conducted during the assessment session.
  • Practical Demonstrations- these are to be conducted by the Trainer/Assessor through observing the student completes the required tasks consistently and continuously in the various workplace relevant situations.
  • Workplace Supervisor Report- this report is to be completed by the workplace supervisor, its purpose is to verify that the Student can demonstrate a particular skill or applies relevant knowledge consistently and continuously in various situations. This is used as supplementary evidence.

The format for delivery of the assessment

At the Assessment session, the Assessor will:

  • Meet with the student at the workplace and review, discuss and mark the completed Projects. Any areas that were not satisfactorily completed will be reviewed, and the student will be asked to repeat that section until it is satisfactorily completed. The Trainer/Assessor is to record these details on the Assessment Summary sheet.
  • Have the Student complete the Questioning Checklist
  • Have the Student complete the Practical Demonstrations in the presence of the Assessor.
  • Complete and confirm the Workplace Supervisor Report with Supervisor
  • Confirm details of the next training session including time, date and attendees
  • Completion of the Assessment requires the Trainer/Assessor to:
  • Ensure the Assessment Kit has been marked
  • Complete the Assessment Summary
  • Ensure the Assessment decision and all feedback has been reviewed with the Student and the Workplace Supervisor
  • Obtain signatures of all parties
  • Update the training plan with supervisors and introduce the new Unit(s) of the next session
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed for return to the RTO’s administration office.

At the end of the theory/training session:

  • The assessment kit is issued to the student:
  • The Student may be asked by the Trainer or Assessor to complete certain projects in the time interval between the issuance and the next scheduled contact.
  • Issue the Workplace Supervisor Report (if applicable for workplace training) to the workplace supervisor, asking them to complete the document before the next scheduled visit

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

RPL is available for each Unit of Competency-based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise.

RPL is conducted through assessment only pathway

To apply for RPL, please contact info@auschs.edu.au to gain further information.


Simulated Work Environment

If a simulated work environment is required, it will be achieved by using suitable facilities, equipment and resources including individualised plans and equipment outlined in the plan, modelling of industry operating conditions, including presence of problem-solving activities and organisational policies, procedures and protocols.


Work Placement

You will be required to show that you can provide quality hospitality service to customers for a minimum of 36 complete service periods (shifts). A job that has involved the application of skills to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

It’s the student’s responsibility to find a suitable work placement for the course.

The successful completion of work placement hours as advised in the assessment conditions of the units is required to complete this course. A Statement of Attainment will be issued for the completed units for the units completed which don’t require a work placement. (Please refer to training.gov.au to review assessment conditions of the units or ask your Trainer)


Education and Support Services

In accordance with the requirements of Standards for RTOs 2015, the following support is available to learners:

Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) advice. The ACSF informs the identification and description of underpinning English language, literacy and numeracy features and requirements within competency standards. LLN requirements of participants will be assessed using LLN assessment form completed upon enrolment. LLN needs of Learners will be taken into consideration in the delivery and assessment of this qualification.

The following processes will be applied for students

  • Learning and assessment materials are written in plain English.
  • Delivery modes are negotiated to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.
  • Entry to courses is in accordance with equal opportunity legislation, anti-discrimination legislation.

Support strategies include:

  • Identifying requirements (such as literacy, numeracy, English language or physical capabilities) learners would need to complete each course and if necessary, referring them to specialist services prior to enrolling in the course.
  • Developing strategies to make support available where gaps are identified.
  • Assistive technology
  • Additional tutorials

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable adjustment is the process of adjusting our intended methods of learning and assessment to accommodate the unique requirements of our clients yet remaining within the constraints of the training package whilst still applying the principles of assessment.

The following processes will be applied for students

  • Learning and assessment materials are written in plain English.
  • Delivery methods are negotiated to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.
  • Entry to courses is in accordance with equal opportunity legislation, anti-discrimination legislation.

Reasonable Adjustment is a key strategy in achieving this outcome. Adjustments are made to the learning environment to ensure equal opportunity without imposing unjustifiable hardship on the Australian College of Higher Studies or compromising the integrity of the Qualification Standards.

Reasonable Adjustment should be catered for without compromising assessment conditions. For example, the Trainer/Assessor should withdraw from assessment to protect privacy, confidentiality and potentially company security concerns. In this instance, Reasonable Adjustment needs to be applied i.e. using a different form of Assessment or a simulated environment.

We are committed to assisting all of our clients where within our capacity to complete the course. To ensure we understand where we can assist we ask our students to self-identify any areas that we can assist them in. Our options and approach to English language literacy have been raised earlier.

Obviously, the trainer/assessor can make their own observations as to how they can modify our assessment process to meet the needs of our students. In the case of this course, possible areas of Reasonable Adjustment include: Shorter more frequent sessions for people with attention issues, the use of colour paper or tinted transparencies to assist those with dyslexia. In general, the student will know what form of reasonable adjustment suits their needs address these options with the student but ensure the needs of the Training Package are met, any requests for Reasonable Adjustment that cannot immediately be accommodated should be discussed with the CEO, and where we cannot accommodate the request, we will refer the Student onto a suitable organisation.

The RTO has incorporated a separate comment section for Reasonable Adjustments into each form of Assessment and in all of its assessment tools, or reasonable adjustments can be made as notes in the general comment sections.


Articulation

After achieving SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality, individuals could progress to SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management, or to Diploma qualifications in any service industry field


Course Units

Total number of units = 21
9 core units plus
12 elective units, consisting of

  • 1 unit from the Group A
  • 7 units from the Group B
  • 4 units from the Group B, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

BSBDIV501 

Manage diversity in the workplace

SITHIND004 

Work effectively in hospitality service

SITXCCS007

Enhance customer service experiences

SITXCOM005

Manage conflict

SITXFIN003

Manage finances within a budget

SITXHRM003

Lead and manage people

SITXMGT001

Monitor work operations

SITXWHS003

Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective Units

BSBCMM301

Process customer complaints

SITHFAB007

Serve food and beverage

SITHFAB016

Provide advice on food

SITHIND002

Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITXCCS003

Interact with customers

SITXFIN001

Process financial transactions

SITXFSA001

Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002

Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXINV002

Maintain the quality of perishable items

SITXINV003

Purchase goods

SITXINV004

Control stock

SITXWHS002

Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks


Course Fees

Fee for Service

$7000

Smart & Skilled Student Fees

Smart and Skilled Student Fees (Only for NSW residents)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 600 888 for further information and advice.

First qualification- $2360

Second qualification- 2750

Concession- $240

Exemption- $0

FEE-FREE TRAINEESHIPS 

There’s never been a better time to start a traineeship in NSW. The NSW Government will pay the student fee on behalf of students who fit the eligibility requirements – meaning students undertaking a Government Funded traineeship course no longer face a student fee of up to $1000.

Fee-free traineeships are available to NSW students – including school-based trainees whose training:

  • is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program
  • Traineeships commenced on or after 1 January 2020

Traineeships are a great career pathway. They combine on-the-job training with formal study to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for. Traineeships generally take around 1-2 years to complete, and trainees earn a salary while they learn. 

For more information: https://vet.nsw.gov.au/choosing-vet/fee-free-traineeships

The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidized by the NSW Government. Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an AUSCHS’s Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment.

Payment Plans Available**
**Conditions Apply
*** Please refer to the course handbook and the pre-enrolment student handbook, Smart and Skilled information handbook for enrolment policy, RPL, refund policies, fees arrangements and for more information feel free to contact us by emailing info@auschs.edu.au or calling 1300600888


Enrolment Documents

Pre Enrolment Information Pack

Pre Enrolment Information Pack - PDF 936.09 KB

Certificate IV LLN Skills Assessment

Certificate IV LLN Skills Assessment - PDF 336.16 KB

Smart and Skilled Enrolment Form

Smart and Skilled Enrolment Form - PDF 834.85 KB

Smart and Skilled Student Information Handbook

Smart and Skilled Student Information Handbook - PDF 747.20 KB

Student Handbook

Student Handbook - PDF 1.00 MB

Fee For Service Enrolment Form (If Applicable)

Fee For Service Enrolment Form (If Applicable) - PDF 768.51 KB

Course Search

Select the course you are searching for by entering course name then view all available courses.

Browse All Courses

AUSCHS Help Centre

Call us to get advice and help from our friendly Education representatives.

1300 600 888

Email Us