Certificates II and III in Hospitality

Course code: SIT30616

Certificate III in Hospitality

A career in hospitality can take you around the world. Develop your hospitality skills – it’s not only a job, it’s a career.

We are developing students to meet the needs of industry. New facilities and new programs. Start your career now.

Apply now for the 2018 and 2019 programs

Edwards Institute of Further Education is now taking applications for the November commencement of the Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616) and the Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416). Start your career in the tropical city of Cairns, home to international five-star resorts, the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular rainforests.

There are several pathways

From Certificate II level to Diploma

Certificate II in Hospitality (SIT20316)

Students enrolled in high school can join one of our upcoming school holiday programs. This is a great opportunity to get a head start while you are at school. If you are a Queensland resident you may even be eligible for a Queensland Government VETiS funded place.

Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616)

In 2019 we will be offering school-based traineeships; however, to apply for an Edwards Institute of Further Education traineeship you must have completed a Certificate II level in tourism or hospitality with us, as the Certificate II level is a preparation program.

We also have a non-school based Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616) for high school graduates commencing 26th November 2019.

When can you start the Certificate II?

There are a number of options available:

  • 2018 School holiday programs
  • 2019 School holiday programs
  • 2019 Terms 1 and 2 Thursday program
  • 2019 Terms 1, 2 and 3 Wednesday afternoon program.

'Certificate 3 Guarantee' and 'Year 12 Fee Free'

Students who have completed Year 12 of high school may be eligible for the Queensland Government Year 12 Fee Free funding.

Students who have left school in Years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible for the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee funding.

How do you apply for the Certificate II?

We strongly suggest that you apply as soon as possible. This is because we only have small classes and they do book fast.

To apply for the Certificate II in Hospitality (SIT20116) you must be enrolled in school or be a registered home schooler.

How do you apply for the Certificate III?

In the first instance complete the form below. We will contact you to arrange an interview.


Do you have to wear a uniform?

We do require all students to wear an Edwards Institute of Further Education uniform. We supply students with a polo shirt and students are expected to wear black trousers with black shoes. This is in-line with the usual expectation of employees working in a hospitality environment.

What comes after the Certificate III?

Graduate Certificate of Management Learning students discuss case study


Diploma at Edwards Institute of Further Education while working

Other educational programs - Including university

To start your application complete the following form

Please be assured that we do not share your information with any other organisation.

The journey continues

Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416)

In 2019 we will be offering the Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416) in Cairns.

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