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 ??

    02 March 2024

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    01 March 2024

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  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Albin Shibu

    28 February 2024

    -  Albin Shibu

  •  | review from Joell Palmeira

    28 February 2024

      "A great felling and full of surprises studying RSA"

    -  Joell Palmeira

  •  | review from krish kanchan

    28 February 2024

    -  krish kanchan

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Shishir Dhakal

    27 February 2024

      "Highly recommended! I did the Basic Food Handler (face-to-face) and RSA course (online) at Short Courses Australia and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. The classes were interactive and Kate was a wonderful instructor!"

    -  Shishir Dhakal

  •  | review from Forestfire

    26 February 2024

    -  Forestfire

  •  | review from Geno Penaflor

    19 February 2024

      "This is my 2nd time registering to Short Courses Australia to avail a training - this time for RSA. The session was structured and easy to follow. The facilitator did a great job handling both in-class and online attendees and made sure everyone is engaged in the discussions. Real-life examples were provided to give us idea of the concepts in the module. I would definitely go back next time to take another course!"

    -  Geno Penaflor

  • Block Credit FOR Hospitality | review from Aneliza Palafox

    16 February 2024

      "I really liked the RSA course ? highly recommended!"

    -  Aneliza Palafox

Useful Links

  VCAA Block Credit Recognition

  VCAA VCE VET Program Chart

  Read Student Handbook