SITHIND006 - Source and use information on the hospitality industry

    Unit code: SITHIND006 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use current and emerging information on the hospitality industry. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to the hospitality industry. Hospitality personnel integrate this essential knowledge on a daily basis to work effectively in the industry.
    The unit applies to all hospitality sectors and people working at different levels. Managers will use more formal research to attain specialised and comprehensive knowledge to support product planning, marketing and strategic management activities. This is covered in other units of competency.
    This unit is not about having in-depth knowledge but focuses on the ability to source and interpret information relevant to day-to-day activities in order to maximise work performance.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:

    • source and document current and emerging industry information on the hospitality industry using at least three information sources listed in the knowledge evidence
    • interpret information on the following and share with colleagues to improve knowledge of the hospitality industry:
      • current and emerging products and services
      • current issues
      • career opportunities
      • relationship between other related industries
      • compliance issues and quality assurance
      • new products, technology, techniques and services
      • work ethic required to work in the industry
    • identify ways to integrate current hospitality industry information into daily work activities to enhance the quality of work performance on at least one occasion.

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

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