SITHIND004 - Work effectively in hospitality service

Unit code: SITHIND004 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a hospitality environment and provide service to customers during service periods.  It requires the ability to integrate a range of individual technical skills while dealing with numerous sales, service or operational tasks simultaneously to meet the needs of multiple and diverse customers. It incorporates preparation, service and end of service tasks.  The unit applies individuals working in a range of different departments such as accommodation services, food and beverage, gaming operations and housekeeping, in various hospitality industry settings, including bars, hotels, cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs and motels.  It applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • integrate technical skills and provide hospitality service to customers for a minimum of 36 complete service periods (shifts) that individually or in combination involve:
  • interacting with and positively responding to diverse demands and requests of different customers;
  • working with speed and efficiency to deal with numerous service and operational tasks simultaneously;
  • identifying issues and problems, determining solutions and taking appropriate action to resolve;
  • working cooperatively as part of a service team, monitoring the service process and workflow, and taking responsibility for own work outcomes, and;
  • providing technical advice and support to other team members.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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