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Certificate IV in Hospitality (International)

ICAE > International > Certificate IV in Hospitality (International)
Course ID
Rapid Creek
On Campus, Workplace

The Certificate IV in Hospitality qualification provides a pathway to work as a supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. The Certificate IV in Hospitality qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, food and beverage, and gaming.

Are you a great host who delights in providing people with great service and creating a truly hospitable environment? ICAE hospitality courses are designed for people with a passion for great service! You’ll learn all you need to know about providing excellent service and how to manage your own profitable hospitality establishment. Working with our team of international front of house hospitality experts for your first semester, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in the hospitality industry. In your second semester when you go out into Industry Placement, you’ll deliver the service excellence that customers appreciate and that employers demand. If you’re looking for an exciting job with career prospects all over the world (especially in Australia), an ICAE Hospitality course is for you!

Duration: 52 weeks (two semesters)

Semester 1: On-campus Tuition Semester
21 Weeks
On-campus classes: 21 hours per week
Paid work rights: up to 40 hours per fortnight (14 days)

Semester 2: Industry Placement Semester
20 Weeks
No on-campus classes during Industry Placement
Paid work rights: up to 45 hours per week

11 weeks
Paid work rights: unlimited

Interested? View the course guide, apply, or request more information on the Contact Us page.

This Certificate IV in Hospitality qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of hospitality service, sales or operational skills combined with supervisory skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others, and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

How you study

The first semester of your Certificate IV in Hospitality course is spent undertaking practical and theory tuition delivered on campus, utilising industry-standard equipment in ICAE’s fully equipped training bar and restaurant areas, alongside our commercial kitchen. This is the semester where you will develop the skills and acquire the knowledge that will help you gain your ultimate job for your next semester, Industry Placement.

Your second semester is spent entirely in in the workplace undertaking Industry Placement (IP). IP is where you develop your skills, demonstrate your competence, and build the critical foundations and contacts for a career in the hospitality industry. If you are offered employment for your IP, you will receive a minimum of AUD$17 per hour, and you can work for up to 45 hours per week.

Course structure

All students enrolled in the Certificate IV in Hospitality qualification must undertake all the Core Units, plus 12 electives as guided by ICAE. International students undertake elective units as prescribed by ICAE.

21 units must be completed:
● 9 core units
● 12 elective units, consisting of:
  ○ 1 unit from Group A
  ○ 8 units from Group B
  ○ 3 units from Group B, Group C, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current
Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units
SITHIND008 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM008 Roster staff
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Elective Units
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety (Group A)
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices (Group B)
SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol (Group B)
SITHFAB023 Operate a bar (Group B)
SITHFAB024 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages (Group B)
SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee (Group B)
SITHFAB030 Prepare and serve cocktails (Group B)
SITHGAM022 Provide responsible gambling services (Group B)
SITHFAB034 Provide table service of food and beverage (Group B)
SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions (Other)
SITHIND005 Use hygienic practices for hospitality service (Group A)
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices (Other)

Career opportunities

bar supervisor or team leader
duty manager
food and beverage supervisor or team leader
front office supervisor or team leader
housekeeping supervisor or team leader
gaming supervisor or team leader
shift manager


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