SERVE IT UP

Government Funded Courses Available

Hospitality Courses Melbourne

Serve It Up was established 2011 and is an approved registered training organisation (RTO 22542) that specialises in delivering contemporary hospitality courses in Melbourne. Our vision is to create a unique training environment that connects employers with skilled students – building real skills for real jobs. Serve It Up has a Skills First Funding contract which gives us the ability to offer a range of government funded courses in Melbourne and Victoria to eligible individuals.

Courses

Coffee Job Ready

3 day course and includes your food handling certificate.

Bar & Service Job Ready

3 day course and includes your food handling certificate.

The Full Serve - Certificate IV Hospitality

Includes bar, cocktails, RSA, barista coffee, customer service, coaching, leadership & more. Government funding available.

RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol

Virtual or Classroom Options.

Food Handlers' Certificate

Food Handling Certificate – Level 1. Self-paced online theory + practical observations.

Certificate III Hospitality

Available as a traineeship, with licensed and non-alcoholic streams. Government funding available.

Hospitality Essentials

Hospitality pre-employment program.

Food Safety Supervisor Certificate

Food Safety Supervisor – Level 2. Self-paced online theory + practical observations.

Why we are different

We have a state of the art, three level training facility in West Melbourne, which includes our own cafe and restaurant “Hunters & Disciples”.  Our students have the option to work at Hunters & Disciples, which provides them real experience and skills needed to land a job in Melbourne’s elite hospitality scene. 

We invite hospitality employers to our venue to recruit our students directly. We also provide free referral services for employers, helping our students get jobs and employers recruit trained and suitable staff. 

We support our students every step of the way. We offer extra skills sessions, one-one support and a fun place to come and learn.  

 

we get to know our students and are here to help them achieve their goals

Trainers and Staff

All trainers come directly from the hospitality industry and are still acting as industry consultants. We focus on real skills to get you real jobs.

Serve It Up acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Serve It Up celebrates our diversity and welcome all students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, sexually and gender diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity, and from people of all ages

Serve It Up is a child safe organisation and we are committed to providing environments where our students are safe and feel safe, where their participation is valued, their views respected, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. For further information, please refer to our student handbook.

Choose the right option for your career

Did you know the Hospitality Industry has been growing steadily over the past many years with the growth attributed to factors such as a growing ‘foodie’ culture, the popularity among many individuals to owning a hospitality business, population growth and an increase in consumer demand. (Source: Australian Industry and Skills Committee)

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SERVE IT UP

Serve It UpServe It Up4.9 Based on 185 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onZackZack ★★★★★ This is the right place to come if you want a good headstart in the hospitality industry. Trainers here are so nice and knowledgeable. Ben is absolutely a legend and Steph is super supportive and professional.Ula BUla B ★★★★★ I took a job ready barista course with Ben and Steph, and I must say it was truly wonderful! Now I actually do feel job ready, as the amazing instructors took us through all the steps of working in a cafe environment. The atmosphere was fun and laid back, the whole experience was greatly informative. I recommend it with my whole heart!Andrew RowanAndrew Rowan ★★★★★ I had an amazing experience working with serve it up the course was easy to understand and had incredible people teaching you the experience that they've gained over their time working the industry. I believe that it's worth investing time into them if you wish to have a better being introduced into hospitality.karim sroorkarim sroor ★★★★★ Thanks to the amazing instructors steph & ben . The course was very useful and packed with hands-on training and advice from these two industry expertsShaye LudlowShaye Ludlow ★★★★★ Doris ToDoris To ★★★★★ Ben and Steph are amazing. They are knowledgeable and experienced. Demonstration in class is clear and easy to understand. I enjoyed the SIU course very much. So much joy!!! Highly recommend 👍🏻Tien VuTien Vu ★★★★★ Ashley WAshley W ★★★★★ Amazing experience with the energetic and vibrant instructors at Serve It Up in West Melbourne. Had a lot of fun and learnt so much during the 3-day Coffee Course.Kiranjit KaurKiranjit Kaur ★★★★★ Nice teacher and supportive help full explain everythingbihye //bihye // ★★★★★ Jason KellyJason Kelly ★★★★☆ I did my espresso coffee, infection control and RSA with SIU. They were thorough, informative, experienced and the coffee course involved plenty of actual practice with the machines, using a pretty nice blend and actual milk and alternative milks, so if you’re into coffee you can pretty much drink unlimited amounts throughout the day. 🤪 They also gave out free lunch, but there’s a cafe downstairs if you’re still hungry. Enjoyed my 5 days there and I’d def recommend the training, although it took a few weeks for them to send the certificate afterwards.Julia TanJulia Tan ★★★★★ I recently completed a 4-day barista course (Coffee + Job-Ready Ticket) and I couldn't be happier with the experience!The instructors, Steph A, Tash, Sophie, and Steph R, were absolutely phenomenal. Each one brought their own unique expertise and shared their knowledge down to the simplest details, making the learning process both comprehensive and enjoyable.From the fundamentals of coffee-making to advanced techniques, they covered everything with clarity and patience. Their passion for good coffee, hospitality, customer service and dedication to teaching were truly inspiring. The practical, hands-on approach of the course provided us with invaluable job-ready skills and boosted our confidence in pursuing careers in the coffee/hospitality industry.The course not only equipped us with the technical know-how but also gave us the right push to continue learning and growing in this field. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning the ways of espresso-making, customer service, food handling and safety with infection control guidance. It's a perfect blend of theory and practice, guided by exceptional instructors who genuinely care about your progress and success. 😊Daisy's AdventuresDaisy's Adventures ★★★★★ Great location, close to the north Melbourne train stationGreat facility and amazing peopleMatii AkawaqMatii Akawaq ★★★★★ WAS AMAZING I LOVED IT!!!!!Lachlan HillLachlan Hill ★★★★★ Great courseJames was such an amazing instructor!I will definitely be back whenever I need to complete any other course.Benjamin DobsonBenjamin Dobson ★★★★★ Catherine AL KohCatherine AL Koh ★★★★★ When I started the Barista Course, I had very limited knowledge about coffee. The Course trainers were very knowledgeable, exciting and patient. They taught us how to make 10 different coffees, coffee art, 3 various types of chai, and different cold coffee amongst other topics by 4th Day. I learnt so much about everything you will need to know about being a good barista and become job ready. Thank you. 💖Me MeMe Me ★★★★★ I had so much fun with the Serve it Up crew! They taught me so much about hospitality, customer service, coffee making, cleaning and infection control! Steph R. was a great trainer, she was so nice and was happy to get in and help whenever we needed it which I personally needed and she was just great.Caleb (Caleb Whittaker)Caleb (Caleb Whittaker) ★★★★★ Really thorough and experienced teachers - could not ask for a better introductionAyesha RegeAyesha Rege ★★★★★ I did a 4-day barista course and had the absolute best experience. The trainers were so incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly and I learnt so much not just about making coffee, but customer service, and infection control. The course really set me up for the highs and lows of the hospitality industry and I’m beyond grateful that I got to learn all these skills. Would highly recommend studying here.Sharvani MehrishSharvani Mehrish ★★★★★ Great session and learning environment. Well done Steph R, Steph, Sophie, James n Ben!!! Loved the course and all the tips of the trade highly recommend SIU!!Owen HallOwen Hall ★★★★★ Did barista course! friendly teachers, quick but very comprehensive experience, I learnt a lot about making coffee!Angelique IviitiAngelique Iviiti ★★★★★ Recommended 100% was trained by Steph.R and Steph amazing thank you sooo muchOlivia AmbroseOlivia Ambrose ★★★★★ I am 3/4 through a barista course at Serve it Up, and I am loving it! It's a great course and I am learning heaps. Ben is the trainer on my course, and he is awesome and very knowledgeable. He is also really engaging and fun, and I am genuinely enjoying every day I come in for this course. Highly recommend!!sean hughessean hughes ★★★★★ The Coffee course I thought would be very difficult but Ben made the processe very easy understands and help me improve milk to froth ratio. would Diffenetly do it again as long Ben is taking the class.Bryan Jr UnabiaBryan Jr Unabia ★★★★★ Ben is an amazing instructor. His teaching is engaging and he really knows his stuff. The course is made more enjoyable and easy with him.Lara TorreLara Torre ★★★★★ ben made this course super engaging and fun, was not bored during this course and had a lot of fun 🙂Kaitlin TopliffKaitlin Topliff ★★★★★ Ben is such a legend, really good coffee and really engaging class!!TIM ARANDATIM ARANDA ★★★★★ Jack JohnsonJack Johnson ★★★★★ ZZ ★★★★☆ Good class and nice LunchMight GaiMight Gai ★★★★★ It was a good experience got to make a lot of coffeesJosh HillJosh Hill ★★★★★ Did a bar course there recently. Great experience; Jim Sophie and Steph are all great instructors. Would recommend if you're looking for somewhere to get trained.Cha LaCha La ★★★★★ jim was grateCorbin LivingstoneCorbin Livingstone ★★★★★ Jim was great, Steph was better and Sophie was the best. Would recommend.elara yauelara yau ★★★★★ Hugo MarshallHugo Marshall ★★★★★ Bar course was great. Steph, sophie and jim were terrific. Highly recomendMark TaylorMark Taylor ★★★★★ James GiasoumiJames Giasoumi ★★★★★ This was such an amazing experience. We took the short 4 day coffee course and had such a pleasant experience. Sophie and Steph were such great teachers and we learned so much. Also Steph R. Looks like Arianna Grande!!!Emilie KuhnellEmilie Kuhnell ★★★★★ Sophie, Lynn and Steph R are amazing teachers, this course is fun, and the teachers are super helpful and are receptive to questions and asking for assistance with making your drinks and the theory workDeadringer 15Deadringer 15 ★★★★★ The coffee course was amazing and very insight few. Sophie and Steph.R were awesome teachersJonathan MuscatJonathan Muscat ★★★★★ Sophie and Steph R are amazing very knowledgeable and very helpful with the class workThe only thing I would suggest is more teachers so when the students need help they are enough teachers to go around and smaller classesTishani G GrioliTishani G Grioli ★★★★★ Serve it up offers an excellent range of courses , the trainers are all fantastic and are so accomodating to accessibility needs.Teng TeeTeng Tee ★★★★★ Did the Coffee Job Ready course. Thanking the trainers Sophie & Steph R for all your guidance & encouragement. I learnt a lot & had fun doing it. Thanks again....Ray PattawattanayothinRay Pattawattanayothin ★★★★★ Sophie and StephR are rock. They have knowledge and passion with what they do! Fun! 😀🥳Li in MelbourneLi in Melbourne ★★★★★ Took the Coffee Job Ready 4 day course at Serve It Up. Sophie and Steph R were excellent! So patient with the group and made the few days of learning everything about coffee very fun! Thanks!Tyrone PalmerTyrone Palmer ★★★★☆ Sophie and Steph R were very informative and patient throughout the course. Making it easy and fun to learn!Shanthi NadarajaShanthi Nadaraja ★★★★★ Kaye TangKaye Tang ★★★★★ Fantastic staff and a great place to learn hospitality. They were very helpful, I'm over 55 and I learned a lot. They included lunch, which delicious. A great location, only a couple of blocks away from North Melbourne train station, making it easy to get there. Thanks to everyone who works there.Charlotte SimcicCharlotte Simcic ★★★★★ I did the coffee 4day courseIt was the best thing I ever did if your look for a course with coffee go hereThe staff there were wonderful at teaching the classes and they were good at explaining on what to doThank you for everythingPS Sophie if your reading this is a shout out to you the best teacher ever and hope to see you again in the futurejs_loader