Hospitality (A/V)


students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will equip them to make informed decisions on seeking careers in Hospitality and helps them work in the Hospitality Industry. This is a ‘hands-on’ course where students gain competencies leading to a Vocational Qualification in Certificate II in Hospitality. Students will be involved in work placements in industry while studying Hospitality. Please note that students who undertake Hospitality are required to purchase and wear a Hospitality uniform - more information on this will be presented once class commences.

Course Information Video

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Hospitality? (pdf, 110kb)

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Hospitality Essentials

2

Hospitality Operations

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Hospitality Essentials

2

Hospitality Operations

3

Hospitality Industry

4

Hospitality Management

Unit descriptions

Hospitality Essentials

In this unit students study several of the core competencies for their Hospitality certificate.  Safe and hygienic work practices are discussed and applied through practical experiences. Students learn about the commercial kitchen and learn and refine industry related skills when working in the kitchen. They present food to a standard suitable to serve to customers. There is an emphasis on the hospitality industry and the social, ethical and legal implications that impact the industry.

Hospitality Operations

In this unit students further refine their food preparation and teamwork skills in the kitchen. They learn how to work with others and cater for the individual needs of customers. They begin to learn front of house service skills. Students plan, organise, prepare and serve a range of hospitality products that reflect current market trends and practices. Students plan and run an evening restaurant. Students are involved in a work placement.

Hospitality Industry

The emphasis in this unit is on front of house service skills Students learn about contemporary issues and trends in the hospitality industry and there is a focus on developing communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills with customers.  Students plan, organise, prepare and serve food and beverage products and demonstrate skills to industry standard in front and back of house contexts.. Regular cafĂ© experiences are an integral part of the course.

Hospitality Management

In this final unit the emphasis is on developing an understanding of successful management practices for the hospitality industry. They examine influences on decision making about food and hospitality and justify their own decisions. Catering experiences are an integral part of the course.