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


Hospitality Industry Taster Elective - VCE 2024

Short Courses Australia's Hospitality Taster Industry Taster Elective is a Block Credit that provides 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.

Block Credits are delivered as an incursion at your secondary school or students can enrol into set timetables at our Melbourne CBD centre. 

Download our VETDSS Course Guide for 2024.

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 that meets the VCE VET Elective, Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC).

VCE Hospitality Elective Program

Units selected from SIT20322 Certificate II in Hospitality
Units 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
SITHFAB021 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, SWL & 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 4 Hour Practical Classes, over 2 Terms, and are also required to complete self-paced projects, online learning and participate in formative assessment activities.


VET Material Fees

Follow this link for a breakdown of Short Courses Australia VET Material Fees that meet eleigibility for the funding. 


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. For more information visit


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, VETDSS Team 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.


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Students can be enrolled online below into the Hospitality Industry Taster Elective.  

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

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Customer Reviews

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Tof B

    25 May 2024

      "Did my food safety supervisor here. It was a good, clear course. Dean the teacher was awesome."

    -  Tof B


    23 May 2024

      "Very Friendly Experience Explain every single point."


  •  | review from ALEN SUNNY

    22 May 2024


  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Yugraj Sandhu

    17 May 2024

      "Sid the trainer was great ?"

    -  Yugraj Sandhu

  •  | review from Rowan Edgar

    16 May 2024

      "Fantastic experiance and great company"

    -  Rowan Edgar

  •  | review from Sunita Pokhrel Acharya

    14 May 2024

    -  Sunita Pokhrel Acharya

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Grace Horgan

    14 May 2024

      "I never leave reviews but i am honestly so impressed. class was fun and engaging and the presenter katie was really great and knowledgeable. ended up finishing early at about 1:30pm and got my RSA cert at 4:30pm even though i was expecting it in a day or two! The content was great and well displayed in a booklet and on a powerpoint presentation and katie explained everything really well. would recommend to anyone wanting to get their RSA"

    -  Grace Horgan

  •  | review from Hamish Ainsley

    09 May 2024

      "Great experience - course was very clear and easy to understand. Trainer was very knowledgable and competent. Class was easy to sign up for and instruction was straightforward. (Training was for RSA)"

    -  Hamish Ainsley

  •  | review from Robbie J. Farha (RJF Entertainment)

    26 April 2024

      "I?ve learnt Hospitality, Responsible Service Of Alcohol, Food Handling, First Aid, Catering as well as how to be a barista! I strongly recommend going there BIG TIME!"

    -  Robbie J. Farha (RJF Entertainment)

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Preechaya Ch

    20 April 2024

      "Great, Quick, easy and the RSA trainer was great as well"

    -  Preechaya Ch

Useful Links

  VCAA Block Credit Recognition

  VCAA VCE VET Program Chart

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