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Overview

Begin training for a career in hospitality while you complete your secondary school studies, with the Certificate II in Hospitality.

Delivered exclusively through Victoria University Polytechnic’s VET in Schools program, this introductory course equips you with basic hospitality knowledge and skills. You'll learn how to:

  • process financial transactions
  • serve food and beverage
  • prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • use hygienic practices for food safety
  • participate in safe work practices.

This course can be used as a pathway for entry into the Certificate III in Hospitality.

Please note: this qualification is not open for general enrolments. Secondary schools looking to partner with Victoria University Polytechnic should contact the VET in Schools team.

Careers

Completion of the course will enable you to seek career opportunities including:

  • bar attendant
  • cafe attendant
  • catering assistant
  • food and beverage attendant
  • front-office assistant
  • porter.

You may also choose to pathway into the Certificate III in Hospitality.

Course structure

To be awarded the SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

  • six (6) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units, of which:
  • one (1) elective unit must be selected from Group A;
  • three (3) elective units must be selected from Group B, and;
  • two (2) elective units may be selected from Group B, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course. 

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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