Hospitality Cert II


3 months


Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart


Hospitality Cert II – SIT20213

(Release 1)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using practical skills and basic industry knowledge. They work under direct supervision.

This qualification is suitable for VET in Schools (VETiS) delivery and for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • bar attendant
  • bottle shop attendant
  • café attendant
  • catering assistant
  • food and beverage attendant
  • front office assistant
  • gaming attendant
  • porter
  • room attendant

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Individuals may enter SIT20213 Certificate II in Hospitality with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving SIT20213 Certificate II in Hospitality, individuals could progress to a wide range of other qualifications in the hospitality and broader service industries.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Interacting with customers in a polite and friendly manner, asking questions and actively listening to customers to determine their needs; providing clear and accurate information to customers and colleagues to ensure a positive hospitality experience; interpreting verbal and written information on hospitality products, services and operational procedures; discussing operational and service difficulties with colleagues and supervisors.

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying and discussing with supervisor’s better ways to organise hospitality operational and service activities; seeking information on new technologies and suggesting their use to supervisors, providing suggestions for better customer service provision.


Participating in activities to learn new things about the hospitality industry, new operational tasks and better ways of providing hospitality service; seeking and sharing information with colleagues on new hospitality products and services.

Planning and organising

Collecting and organising customer, product and procedural information to efficiently coordinate hospitality operational and service activities; planning both operational and daily activities to ensure a smooth workflow which delivers a positive service outcome for hospitality customers


Thinking about problems that relate to own role in hospitality operational and service activities; avoiding deadline problems by planning own day-to-day operational activities; identifying and resolving routine customer or operational problems using predetermined policies and procedures to guide solutions; clarifying the extent of problems and requesting assistance from team members and supervisors to solve operational and service issues.


Following policies and procedures for legal compliance; taking responsibility for servicing the hospitality customer and knowing when to refer difficulties to supervisors; seeking feedback and guidance from supervisors on success in hospitality operational and service activities.


Working as a team member, taking instructions from others and understanding own role in servicing the needs of the hospitality customer; supporting other team members to coordinate hospitality operational and service activities to achieve quality service delivery of the hospitality product; respecting the cultural diversity of team members and seeking their assistance to service the culturally diverse needs of hospitality customers.


Understanding the operating capability of tools and equipment and selecting and safely using them; selecting and using the right personal protective equipment to manage personal safety in the workplace.

Packaging Rules

12 units must be completed:

  • 6 core units
  • 6 elective units


3 months


Sydney – Brisbane – Hobart