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Certificate IV in Hospitality

  • Certificate

The hospitality industry covers restaurants, cafes and bars, with a need for skilled food and drink specialists. Australia's growing 'foodie' culture has fuelled rapid growth in the hospitality sector over the last five years.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
SIT40416, 097029G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Join a fast-paced and flexible industry

The hospitality industry covers restaurants, cafes and bars, with a need for skilled food and drink specialists. Australia's growing 'foodie' culture has fuelled rapid growth in the hospitality sector over the last five years. Employment in the hospitality industry is expected to grow by 12.1% in the next five years, equal to an additional 91,000 jobs. With such growing demand, there's never been a better time to pursue a career in hospitality. With a SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality from Melbourne Polytechnic, you could help feed the country's growing appetite for high quality food and drink.

Work and learn at the same time

Melbourne Polytechnic students learn hospitality skills in a practical, hands-on way, while also gaining essential experience in hospitality supervision. You'll receive training in our specialist barista and bar operations academy. You'll also have the opportunity to develop hospitality service skills within our award-winning commercial restaurant, St Georges, and other food service providers, such as The Apprentice Cafe. Industry-experienced teachers will support your learning and give you the skills to step into a restaurant or bar environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved in major events, functions, celebrity chef dinners and much more. Melbourne Polytechnic's Hospitality Department has strong links with industry associations, so you can graduate with a foot in the door of an exciting industry.

A qualification you can use anywhere

Our SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality will equip you with a skillset you can take anywhere. You'll graduate with skills in customer service, bar operations, cocktail and barista work, advanced beer and wine knowledge, food and drink matching, advanced table service and leadership and supervision. You'll be ready to work in operational and supervisory positions, such as food and beverage attendant, restaurant supervisor, bar supervisor or cocktail bar attendant.

Entry requirements

While there are no specific entry requirements, we encourage you to attend one of our Information Sessions

Study locations

Prahran

Preston

Career pathways

You will be qualified to work as food attendant, bar service attendant, food and beverage supervisor, maître de

  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Bar Attendant
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Bar Supervisor

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
68%
Overall satisfaction
72%
Skill scale
88%
Teaching scale