College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate III in Hospitality

Develop the confidence to walk into a diverse range of roles as you create the building blocks for an exciting career in hospitality

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government

Available as
a traineeship

Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

This qualification will create exciting possibilities for you in the hospitality industry. You will build a broad range of valuable skills and knowledge that will open the door to various career pathways such as gaming attendant, function host and front desk receptionist.

The skills you learn will become an instrumental part of your career, enabling you to understand cultural sensitivity and apply it in various situations. You will understand how providing a high standard of customer service can positively affect the business you are working within. Your role within hospitality will demand an ability to create a connection with both internal and external stakeholders providing you with an opportunity to develop relationships that impact the lives of many.

You will be able to focus your studies on any of the following hospitality sectors: Accommodation services, Customer service, Commercial Cookery, Computer and ICT, Food and Beverage, Food Safety and Gaming, enabling you to further prepare and position yourself for your dream hospitality role.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?


Reception Front Desk


Gaming Attendant


Bar Attendant

The Certificate III
in Hospitality is for you if:


You seek a career where the options are endless to work in restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, festivals, catering operations and cafés.


You want to gain the skills and knowledge you need to prepare you to enter the Hospitality Industry and create successful career outcomes.


Creating a career with a work/life balance is attractive to you.


You are willing and eager to learn and take on a role where you will be responsible for vital tasks within a business’s operations.

Entry requirements

Not applicable.

Workplace practical

Students who are not currently working within a hospitality service role must undertake a minimum of 36 service periods (or shifts) of volunteered vocational placement in an approved workplace to complete their qualification. For more information, click here or call one of our friendly crew on

07 3255 0506

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University


Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $1500 upfront
and Pay $477 at completion

Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 15
Fee per unit: $135



Pay 50% upfront ($688.50)
and 50% upon completion ($688.50)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.

Subsidised fee – Certificate 3
Guarantee funding


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


Certificate 3 Guarantee funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students in obtaining their first post-school Certificate III Qualification. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) prior to the commencement of their course. For further information, – see
*Eligibility criteria apply to receive subsidised course fees and concessional status. See our funding brochure and complete the funding eligibility form below to find out more.


Traineeships combine training with working in a real job with a real wage for a real boss. Trainees complete a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. For more information, click here.

Employers may benefit from state and Australian Government incentives for employing a trainee. Please visit this link for further information

Qualification Structure:

A total of 15 units must be completed:


Core Units

Source and use information on the hospitality industry

Work effectively in hospitality service

Provide service to customers

Show social and cultural sensitivity

Coach others in job skills

Participate in safe work practices


Elective Units

Please select your elective units from the
Hospitality Elective Unit Selection list
Your Student Mentor will be able to assist you with your elective unit selection.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

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We provide a range of leading-edge online courses relevant to the real world, easily accessible and create pathways to successful job outcomes. Wherever your career aspirations lead you, you will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification to get you there.