Provide room service

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Unit Information about the SITHFAB006 training material in this resource


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide room service in accommodation establishments. It requires the ability to take orders, set up room service trolleys, deliver meals, process accounts and clear used meal service items.

The unit applies to all hospitality organisations where room service is provided, including hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

It applies to kitchen staff and operational food and beverage attendants who work with very little independence and under the guidance of others. It can also apply to front office personnel.

Unit mapping information

SITHFAB205 Provide room service

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

Hospitality—Food and Beverage

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a hospitality accommodation business for which room service is provided. This can be:

  • an industry workplace

  • a simulated industry environment

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • small equipment:

    • bill presenter or bill tray

    • coffee plunger

    • cutlery, crockery and glassware

    • linen

    • promotional material

    • serving trays and lids

    • tea and coffee pots

    • toasters

    • trolleys

    • warming equipment

    • serving utensils

    • ice buckets

  • customers to whom room service is delivered; these can be:

    • customers in an industry workplace during the assessment process; or

    • individuals who participate in role plays or simulated activities, set up for the purpose of assessment, in a simulated industry environment operated within a training organisation

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors; and:

  • have worked in industry for at least three years where they have applied the skills and knowledge of this unit of competency