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After a challenging year for hospitality in Australia, it’s time for the industry to get back on track. Despite the ups and downs of the last 18 months the hospitality industry is still one of the most viable in the country.

While it may take a little time for the sector to fully recover, this time can be well spent by hospitality professionals looking to take the next step in their careers.

A nationally recognised qualification could be closer than you think with the help of recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL is an assessment process that evaluates the skills and experience you’ve attained in the workforce to determine whether you meet the requirements for a formal qualification.

What qualifications are available to you through an RPL assessment? Let’s explore your options.

Certificate III in Hospitality - SIT30616
Offered by Brisbane Business & Hospitality Training (RTO: 31983), College Australia (RTO: 31222), One Step Further (RTO: 31215) and All States Training (RTO: 32577).

This qualificationis the foundation for developing skills in the hospitality industry. It covers the fundamentals of customer service, effective communication and safe work practices. If you’ve worked in hospitality and believe you can demonstrate these skills confidently, you may be able to achieve this qualification through a RPL assessment.

After successfully completing this qualification, you can explore various jobs in restaurants and cafes such as a waiter or waitress, a function or restaurant host, senior bar attendant or food and beverage attendant.

Certificate IV in Hospitality - SIT40416
Offered by Brisbane Business & Hospitality Training (RTO: 31983), College Australia (RTO: 31222) and One Step Further (RTO: 31215).

If you’re an experienced hospitality professional with a wide range of operational skills, you may be eligible to achieve a Certificate IV in Hospitality through RPL. This qualification recognises individuals with a good understanding of industry operations, along with the ability to work autonomously and supervise other team members.

With this qualification in your portfolio, you can get ready to step up as a supervisor in a number of areas including food and beverage, housekeeping, gaming and reception.

Diploma of Hospitality Management - SIT50416
Offered by Brisbane Business & Hospitality Training (RTO: 31983), Frontier Training and Technology (RTO: 21244), College Australia (RTO: 31222) and One Step Further (RTO: 31215).

This Diploma will assist with diversifying growth in the hospitality industry, opening the door to a number of exciting opportunities. Suitable for highly skilled senior operators; this Diploma will encourage progression in sectors such as food and beverage, gaming, cookery or accommodation services.

If you demonstrate leadership and managerial skills, outstanding customer service skills and can confidently prepare and manage budgets; you could seek qualification through an RPL assessment.

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management - SIT60316
Offered by Brighton Pacific (RTO: 41138).

If your current role creates opportunities for you to lead and manage others, make operational decisions and manage finances; you could be eligible to achieve this qualification through RPL.

Opportunities for individuals qualified with an Advanced Diploma include area manager and executive. It could also set you up with the skills required to open your own cafe, restaurant, bar or hotel.

Hospitality contributes significantly to the Australian economy and it’s an exciting industry to be involved in. Whether it’s food and beverage, tourism or events; the opportunities in hospitality are plentiful throughout the country and expected to grow as national and international travel resumes.

If you’d like to learn more about the qualifications available or you’re unsure which is best suited to you, get in touch with the experienced team at Skills Certified. Together we can discuss your goals and determine the best path moving forward.


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