The Hospitality Elective is a Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours for VCE VET Elective,                    Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)


Hospitality Industry Taster Elective - VCE 2023

Short Courses Australia's Hospitality Taster Industry Taster Elective is an introduction to the hospitality industry and provides students with a set of skills and compliance certificates necessary for entry level employment within a Restaurant, Café, or Bar.

Students earn their RSA, First Aid and Food Safety certificates and develop espresso coffee making skills, non-alcoholic beverage skills for use within a simulated café service environment to gain a practical general hospitality skill set in customer service.


Block Credit - 90 Nominal Hours

The Hospitality Industry Taster Elective equals one Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours:


  • For VCE Students it provides a Credit at Unit 1 & 2.


  • For VCE VM students in provides 90 of 180 nominal hours required of VET at Certificate II level.


  • For VPC students it meets the requirement of the new certificate.


Hospitality Industry Taster Elective
Units selected from SIT20322 Certificate II in Hospitality
Unit of Competence Nominal Hours
SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices 12
SITXCOM006 Source and present information 10
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety (FSH) 15
SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of alcohol (RSA) 10
SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers (Cafe Service Cycle) 25
HLTAID011 Provide first aid 18
JOB CAMP Module Job Search, Workplace Learning & VET Pathways 0
Graduation Ceremony 0
Total Nominal Hours 90



The Hospitality Industry Taster Elective is delivered across 1 Semester, or 2 Terms.

Students attending Campus attend weekly 3 Hour Practical Classes, over 2 Terms, and are also required to complete self-paced projects, online learning and participate in formative assessment activities.


Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

The Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) recommends work placement and to liaise with your Local Learning Employment Network (LLEN).

Short Courses Australia includes our JOB CAMP learning module for secondary students that covers resume writing, job search and the interview process.


Block Credit Recognition In The VCE

VCE Student, VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) students receive a Credit towards their VCE, VCE VM or VPC for each 90 hour elective block of VET completed

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Course Delivery Location

The Hospitality Industry Taster Elective is delivered at our training campus located 350 Collins Street, Melbourne. 

To Host a Hospitality Industry Taster Elective at your school contact Short Courses Australia on 1300 747 430 email:


Employment Pathways

On completion of the Hospitality Industry Taster Elective a student will be able to apply for entry level employment within a café, bar, or restaurant


Study Pathways

A student can use their learning to continue their vocational education and training through enrolment in the Certificate II in Hospitality, Certificate III in Hospitality, SBAT, Traineeship or Apprenticeship.


Enrol Now | Hospitality Taster Elective 

The VET Materials fee for the Hospitality Industry Taster Elective is $125.00 per VCE Student.

Click Here for information as to how a Secondary School can Host a Hospitality Taster Elective for their VCE, VM and VPC Students at their School

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Customer Reviews

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Gajendra Singh

    26 September 2022

    -  Gajendra Singh

  •  | review from George Csifo

    20 September 2022

      "The trainer was very informative and succinct"

    -  George Csifo

  •  | review from Khristine Evasco

    14 September 2022

      "Amazing presentation, right to the point, easy to understand and very helpful. Incorporated everyones input in relation to each individuals industry."

    -  Khristine Evasco

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Merrich Withers

    06 September 2022

    -  Merrich Withers

  •  | review from Lucy Brown

    02 September 2022

      "Highly recommend SCA for all training needs. A great trainer that facilitated a productive, knowledgeable and ultimately fun session."

    -  Lucy Brown

  •  | review from Jesus is Lord

    30 August 2022

    -  Jesus is Lord

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Frank Maddicks

    23 August 2022

      "I have just completed the New Entrant Liquor License Training course, which was conducted by Short Courses Australia. The presentation of the course by our trainer was very professional, covered a very wide range of topics and the participants were all involved. Would totally recommend Short Courses Australia."

    -  Frank Maddicks

  •  | review from Peter Papos

    23 August 2022

      "Extremely informative and enjoyable. The instructor Lindy made the course easy to understand and interacted with the class with real life scenarios. Definitely will be back to do other courses with this organisation. Highly Recommend if you need your RSA accreditation."

    -  Peter Papos

  •  | review from Des Dunn

    23 August 2022

      "I was most impressed with the very helpful and informative online tutoring provided by Short Courses Australia in regard to my obtaining my Responsible Serving of Alcohol certification... Mary Dunn"

    -  Des Dunn

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Tharindi De Abrew

    22 August 2022

      "My expectations were fulfilled, and the course was a rewarding experience. Mr. Dean, the presenter, covered everything I needed to know and more. He presented the information in an engaging way. After two days, I received my certificate, for which I am incredibly grateful to the short course provider. I'll undoubtedly schedule courses in the future."

    -  Tharindi De Abrew

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