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Course Description

This two year course analyses the Australian hospitality industry in fine detail through the lens of food and beverage. This course is competency based learning and can be counted towards an ATAR if the optional HSC exam is chosen. The Certificate II in Hospitality (Food & Beverage) will give students a second credential along with their HSC. This qualification is recognised nationally and would be very beneficial in gaining employment post school in the hospitality industry. Students will learn practical and service skills throughout this course from sandwich, salad and cookery skills to communication and food hygiene practices.

Course Name

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

HSC Details




2 | Preliminary and HSC

Course Type

VET Board Developed, ATAR Eligible

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • Participate in safe work practices
  • Work effectively with others
  • Interact with customers
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
  • Use Preparation Equipment
  • Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • Prepare and present simple dishes

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Serve food and beverage
  • Prepare and present simple dishes
  • Prepare and present sandwiches
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • Use hospitality skills effectively

Who is this course designed for?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills. They are involved in mainly routine tasks, using practical skills and basic industry knowledge.

Special Features & Conditions

  • Competency based assessment of skills and knowledge
  • Leads to a nationally recognised AQF qualification
  • Includes an optional HSC examination for inclusion in ATAR calculations. Students specify whether or not they wish to sit this examination.

What do you do in this course?

In Hospitality students learn a wide variety of cooking and beverage making skills. They will participate in 2 work placements in the hospitality industry as part of their training. Throughout the course students will run school based cafes, coffee shops and cater several events.

How can this course help you in the future?

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, cafes and coffee shops. Possible job titles include café attendant, catering assistance, food and beverage attendant, barista, front office assistant, porter and room attendant.

Studying VET at Belmont Christian College

Work Placement

Each VET course includes a mandatory component of work placement during which a student visits a workplace that is linked to the course being studied. This on-the-job training is an essential part of each course. If students do not complete this requirement, the course will remain incomplete.

Assessment Information

All VET courses are competency-based. Students are assessed against prescribed performance criteria as either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ under each framework.

HSC & ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

VET subjects can contribute to the Higher School Certificate. Industry Framework Courses are able to contribute to an ATAR. However, Board Endorsed Courses (BEC) do not contribute to the calculation an ATAR.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may have their current knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the units of competency within the course recognised, provided they can produce current, quality evidence of their achieved competency.

School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBA/Ts) are a great way for students to set themselves up for the career they want while completing their HSC. Students are paid for real work experience, while gaining a nationally recognised VET qualification and contributing towards their HSC studies.

Students can commence an apprenticeship (Stage 1) or complete a traineeship while at school (Year 10, 11 and/or 12).

Contact details

Careers Adviser and VET Coordinator
Mrs Susan Carter |

Head of Secondary School
Mr Steve Tidey |

Director of Teaching and Learning
Ms Melanie Melcum |

Complaints & Appeals

If students have concerns about aspects of the course, such as resources, facilities, another person, an assessment task or result, they have the right to raise their concerns with the College. Please contact the VET Coordinator.