Funded Hospitality Courses Melbourne

THE FULL SERVE 

Cert IV Hospitality –  SIT40422

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Course Details

Serve It Up has created the ultimate Certificate IV Hospitality course in Melbourne, called “The Full Serve”. This government funded hospitality course in Melbourne includes the full set of skills to enter the hospitality industry and progress to a supervisory position. The Certificate IV in Hospitality includes RSA, Food handlers’ certificate, barista coffee, bar, cocktails, beer pouring, food and beverage service, customer service, point of sale, leadership, staff training and development, operations management, WHS, finance for hospitality and much more.

Course 

SIT40422

Certificate IV Hospitality

Fees

Government Funded | $0

Non Funded | $2000

Traineeships – refer to statement of fees

Location

39/617-643 Spencer Street

West Melbourne, 3003

 

Delivery Options

  • Blended
  • Intensive
  • Extended
  • Traineeships available 

 

This course will teach you the skills required to get work in hospitality, plus the skills and knowledge you need to accelerate your career and be promoted to supervisory positions.

The key topics we focus on are; bar, cocktail making, coffee making, food and beverage service,  venue operations,  leading a team & coaching others.

Job Opportunities

We work with a number of large employers that recruit directly from our current classes and from our graduate’s list. We hold private simulation sessions where employers will come and observe your skills, conduct interviews, and many students will be offered a job immediately. For more information on how we help you find work view our jobs page.

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Delivery Methods

Limited availablity during holiday periods only

  •  2 weeks full-time classes
  • Online assessments (using canvas our online learning management system LMS
  • 36 x service periods in a workplace or simulated experience at our school and cafe
  • Final skills review post work experience
  • Self paced learning
  • Average duration 4 months

  • 10 face-to-face practical classes – one per week, 5 hours each 
  • Online theory and assessment through Canvas, our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • 36 Service Periods in a workplace (up to 7 can be completed in our class simulations) 
  • Up to 10 hours of self-paced learning per week
  • Average course duration is 7 months
  • 14 practical and theory classes (4-5 hours held weekly) 
  • Online assessments (using canvas our online learning management system LMS
  • 36 x service periods in a workplace or simulated experience at our school and cafe
  • Self paced learning and work experience
  • Average duration 10 months. 
  • 19 x 3 hour sessions each fortnight 
  • 1 x 8-hour first aid session
  • 3 hours each alternate fortnight to complete assessments (withdrawn from routine work activities)
  • Self-paced learning
  • Logbook of 36 service periods
  • Elective units for the traineeship may differ slightly depending on whether your venue sells alcohol 

Average duration 12 months  

Course Structure

To receive this qualification you must complete the 21 units – 9 core and 12 elective units.

All elective units have been selected by Serve It Up to give you the most up to date and relevant skills.

9 core units of competency

SITHIND008 Work effectively in hospitality service
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXHRM007 Coach others in job skills
SITXHRM008 Roster staff
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

12 elective units of competency 

SITXFSA006 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB034 Provide table service of food and beverage
SITHFAB027 Serve food and beverage
SITHFAB023 Operate a bar
SITHFAB030 Prepare and serve cocktails
SITHFAB025 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITHFAB022 Clean and tidy bar areas
SITXFIN007 Process financial transactions
SITHFAB024 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHIND006 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices

Government Funding

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The course fees/costs depend upon eligibility for a Government subsidy, via the Skills First Funding Program.  Using a funded place can affect your access to future funding. If you are not eligible for funding the course fees will be the “Fee for Service” rate.

Detailed fees and funding information can be found here.

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Where Our Students Have Gone To Work

Our nationally accredited Hospitality courses are available to everyone in Melbourne and surrounds. Here are a few suburbs to name a few where some of our students have come from:

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SERVE IT UP

Serve It UpServe It Up4.9 Based on 175 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onJason 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 futureLouis MurdochLouis Murdoch ★★★★★ I did Serve It Up's Barista course and it was great! Was very clear and organised and I feel pretty confident in making Coffees after the four days. Both Sophies and Ben were great teachers, super friendly and engagingfaisal ahmedfaisal ahmed ★★★★★ Save It Up is an excellent organization for a barista course. The teaching skills of Sophie, Ben, and Stuff are of a high standard, which provides confidence to students to work professionally.Ann KavinAnn Kavin ★★★★★ Thank you to all the staff & the teachers, they are friendly and helpful.Erin WilliamsErin Williams ★★★★★ Great experience, all of the instructors were so lovely and so helpful! the course was also very thorough and well designed.CharlieCharlie ★★★★★ Serve it up is an excellent school. I've been doing the barista course available and all of the trainers were excellent in teaching me the basic skills for being a barista. Ben, sophie, steph and jim were all great in teaching and giving the adequate skills. Would highly recommend if you would like to become a barista.Shannon FeeneyShannon Feeney ★★★★★ Gives heaps of practical experience, staff was very helpful and friendly !!MS (MIMI)MS (MIMI) ★★★★★ Had a great time learning how to make coffee with Sophie, Ben, Steph and Jim.Matilda LilfordMatilda Lilford ★★★★★ Barista course was lots of fun with a lot of useful information!mike oxlongmike oxlong ★★★★★ amazing barista course.maddy mccmaddy mcc ★★★★★ Amazing I love serve it upjs_loader