Certificate IV in Hospitality

Important Information: Please be reminded that effective Monday, 23 March 2020, all face-to-face classroom training for RGIT Australia’s VET students will take place in virtual classrooms with their Trainers using Zoom, because of the COVID-19 situation, until further notice. VET students will receive the link to join the virtual training from their Trainers. In case of exceptions for this arrangement, including the postponement of some classes, the students in those classes will be notified by their Course Coordinator directly.
Intake DatesFeb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Duration50 weeks (Incl. Holidays)
Tuition FeeAU $22,500
CampusMelbourne CBD and Hobart CBD
Work-Based Training (WBT)200 hours consisting minimum of 36 complete service periods/shifts
LocationThe training must be completed in a real industry fully-operational hospitality environment with realistic ratios of staff to customers

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    Course Overview

    RGIT Australia’s Certificate IV in Hospitality (SIT40416) provides the pathway to work as a supervisor in hospitality sector. Graduates of this course may find employment in venues such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage, and gaming.

    Please note: Students who wish to study Certificate IV in Hospitality at RGIT Australia must first successfully complete Certificate III in Hospitality.

    This certificate builds on the Certificate III skills and knowledge to move into areas of skilled operations, team leading or supervision in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, cafes, coffees shops and catering operations.

    This course is designed to provide employment in areas such as kitchen supervisor, front desk or reception supervision, food and beverage supervisor, supervision of catering operations and hospitality business operations.

    Students will need to complete 9 core units and 12 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.

    Core Units

    • SITXHRM001 – Coach others in Job Skills
    • SITHIND004 – Work effectively in hospitality service
    • BSBDIV501 – Manage diversity in the workplace
    • 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*

    • SITXFSA001 – Use Hygenic Practices for food safety
    • SITHFAB002 – Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol
    • BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
    • SITHFAB001 – Clean and tidy bar areas
    • SITHFAB003 – Operate a bar
    • SITHFAB004 – Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
    • SITHFAB005 – Prepare and Serve Espresso coffee
    • SITHFAB016 – Provide advice on food
    • SITHIND002 – Source and use information on the hospitality industry
    • SITXCCS006 – Provide Services to customers
    • SITXFIN002 – Interpret financial information
    • SITXWHS001- Participate in safe work practices

    *Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change

    Age Requirements

    All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.

    English Language Requirements

    International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

    i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.

    Results older than two years are not acceptable.


    ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States


    iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


    iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.

    If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

    Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

    – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

    – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

    – Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

    – Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

    Academic Requirements

    International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.

    Level of StudyAcademic Requirements
    Certificate IIISatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.
    Certificate IVSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
    DiplomaSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.
    Advanced DiplomaSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.
    Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning)Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.
    Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks)Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.

    Pre-Training Review

    All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)

    Students undertaking RGIT Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by RGIT Australia. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with RGIT Australia.

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)

    Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.

    Qualification Recognition

    Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.

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