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Hospitality food and beverage

Public Schools NSW, Ultimo    Registered Training Organisation 90072

This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates.
Notification of variations will be made in due time.

Course: Hospitality - Food and Beverage
2 or 4 Preliminary and/or HSC units in total
Board Developed Course
Category B for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)


This course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation.

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Based on SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality training package (Release 1.2)


Units of Competency


BSBWOR203    Work effectively with others

SITHIND002     Source and use information on the hospitality industry

SITHIND003     Use hospitality skills effectively

SITXCCS003    Interact with customers

SITXCOM002   Show Social and Cultural sensitivity

SITXWHS001   Participate in safe work practices



SITXCOM001    Source and present information

SITHFAB005    Prepare and serve espresso coffee

SITHFAB007    Serve food and beverage

SITXFSA002     Participate in safe food handling practices

BSBSUS201     Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SITHFAB004    Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

SITXFSA001     Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITHCCC002    Prepare and present simple dishes

SITHCCC003    Prepare and present sandwiches

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or credit transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.

Recommended Entry Requirements

Students selecting this course should be interested in working in a hospitality environment preparing and serving food and beverages to customers. They should be able to lift and carry equipment, use hand held and larger commercial kitchen equipment. Students may be required to participate in after-hours school events and functions. There will be out of class homework, research activities and assignments.

Examples of occupations in the hospitality industry:

  • Café attendant
  • Barista
  • Kitchen hand
  • Food and beverage attendant

Mandatory HSC Course Requirements   Students must complete 240 indicative hours of course work and a minimum of 70 hours work placement. Students who do not meet these requirements will be ‘N’ determined as required by NESA.


External Assessment (optional HSC examination for ATAR purposes)

The Higher School Certificate examination for Hospitality Food and Beverage is only available after completion of 240 indicative hours and will involve a written examination consisting of multiple-choice items, short answers and extended response items. The examination is independent of the competency-based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive a vocational qualification.

Competency-Based Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above.  To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency.


Appeals and Complaints

Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) through the VET teacher.

Course Costs:  Subject Fees $  120                              Consumables $                                                  Other: Uniform  $  45 Approx.                     

Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis                        Please see your VET teacher to enquire about financial assistance

A school-based traineeship and apprenticeship are available in this course, for more information: http://www.sbatinnsw.info/

Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the  NESA  website at http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet/course-exclusions