Hospitality – Certificate II

The traineeship enables trainees to develop skills in a variety of hospitality operations. These may include: fast food outlets, coffee shops, restaurants, function centres, hotels and clubs. Depending on the electives selected possible job outcomes include assistant cook, kitchen attendant, room attendant, receptionist, food and beverage attendant or porter.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
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A Hospitality Traineeship can provide a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops undertaking mainly routine and repetitive tasks under direct supervision, with a defined and limited range of operational skills and basic industry knowledge.

You may work in various functional areas such as: front office duties, catering, housekeeping and sales/office operations and learn to serve food and beverages, provide housekeeping services, provide reception or front desk services or assistance in a catering operation.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Certificate II in Hospitality SIT20322 in SIT Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Training Package.
  • A career path into the Hospitality industry.
  • Articulation into a Traineeship in Certificate III Hospitality.

Course delivery

  • Both on the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.
  • The SBT term is calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment and training.
  • Undertake Certificate II in Hospitality as part of your HSC.
  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.
Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Hospitality Certificate II


4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course



This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

For further information about how to sign up to this school based apprenticeship please speak with your Careers Adviser.

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  • Hospitality

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  • Skills and Pathways
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