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Hospitality Skill Set

Hospitality offers a range of employment options from part-time entry level roles to exciting full-time careers. Learn practical skills you can use on the job from day one. This course runs for 5 sessions - get the industry certificates employers want and the know-how to make your resume sizzle!

During this course you'll study the following units of competency:

SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and serve a range of teas, non-espresso coffees and other non-alcoholic beverages. It requires the ability to select ingredients and equipment and to use a range of methods to make and present drinks. It does not include making espresso coffee beverages, which is covered in SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee.

This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, and function and event venues.

The unit applies to kitchen staff and operational food and beverage attendants who work with very little independence and under the guidance of others.


SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to extract and serve espresso coffee beverages using commercial espresso machines and grinders. It requires the ability to advise customers on coffee beverages, select and grind coffee beans, prepare and assess espresso coffee beverages and to use, maintain and clean espresso machines and grinders. Complex repairs of equipment would be referred to specialist service technicians.

This unit applies to any hospitality organisation that serves espresso coffee beverages, including cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, function and event venues.

It applies to espresso machine operators who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision.


SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to serve food and beverages to customers in a casual dining setting. It covers the fundamental technical skills required to prepare the outlet for the service period, interact with customers to take orders, serve and clear food and beverage, and complete end of service tasks.

This unit applies to hospitality organisations that operate food and beverage outlets, including hotels, clubs, cafes, and coffee shops. Beverages may include alcohol but it is not a requirement of this unit, as many casual dining settings do not serve alcohol.

The unit applies to operational food and beverage attendants who work with very little independence and under close supervision.


SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.

The unit applies to all organisations with permanent or temporary kitchen premises or smaller food preparation or bar areas. This includes restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels, and bars; tour operators; attractions; function, event, exhibition and conference catering; educational institutions; aged care facilities; correctional centres; hospitals; defence forces; cafeterias, kiosks, canteens and fast food outlets; residential catering; in-flight and other transport catering.

It applies to food handlers who directly handle food or food contact surfaces such as cutlery, plates and bowls during the course of their daily work activities. This includes cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen stewards, kitchen hands, bar, and food and beverage attendants, and sometimes room attendants and front office staff. Food handlers must comply with the requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.


This course also includes the non-accredited training:

CSO202008 Create your own Resume

This one-day workshop will give you tips on what to include in a resume and how to address selection criteria. Learn to write a professional resume that will get an employer’s attention by identifying the correct information to include and how to address the selection criteria.


This training is delivered by Community College Northern Inland Inc. RTO 90027. On successful completion of the training program, the nationally recognised Statements of Attainment SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages, SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee, SITHFAB007 Serve food and beverage, and SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety will be issued to students assessed as competent by Community College Northern Inland.


Assessments are made against units of competency.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.