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Blakehurst High School

Blakehurst High School

Nihil Sine Labore - Nothing Without Hard Work

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What will I do in this subject?

This course is for students who wish to work in hospitality in food and beverage. You will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to operate as a qualified food and beverage attendant in a variety of diverse environments such as cafes, bars, bistros, clubs and restaurants.

The topics include:

  • follow health, safety and security procedures
  • follow workplace hygiene procedures
  • develop and update hospitality industry knowledge
  • work in a socially diverse environment
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • prepare and serve espresso CoffeeTAR
  • serve food and beverage to customers
  • clean and maintain premises
  • prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
  • implement food safety procedures
  • apply hospitality skills in the workplace
  • receive and store stock
  • apply POS handling procedures
  • work with colleagues and customers
  • communicate on the telephone¬†
  • source and present information

What skills will I gain from this subject?

Students can include this course in this calculation of a ATAR for university entrance if they sit for the hospitality HSC exam. Students are also eligible for a Certificate II in hospitality. Students will become competent in providing food and beverages services to customers in a range of hospitality enterprises. They will learn about industry trends, communication skills, cleaning procedures, principles of hygiene and safety, how to work in a team environment as well as time management and organisational skills.

How much practical/theory work is in this subject?

This is both a theory and practical subject. Students are required to complete both components to achieve a competency pass. Students will manage and operate a cafe at school, once a week, for staff. As well they will be involved in other catering opportunities throughout the 2 years. Students complete practical sessions in a food and Beverage uniform with hard leather full covered shoes.

Are there additional costs for this subject?

Yes. Subject fees are approximately $120 which will pay for the coffee barista course. There is also an additional $65 cost for the uniform. The total cost is approximately $185. These costs are subject to change based on the economy at the time.

What background and skills are recommended for this subject?


Are there additional requirements for this subject?

Students must complete 35 hours of work placement for every 120 hours of course work (total 70 hours over 2 years) in a range of hospitality enterprises. Compulsory attendance to the coffee barista course is also essential.

Are there any exclusions for this subject?

There are none for this course.

How will this course help me in the future?

This course is ideal for students, who would like a full time or part time career in tourism and travel, events management, food and beverage and hotel management.