This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.
This qualification allows for multiskilling and for acquiring targeted skills in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found here.
Course Duration: 78 weeks *
Tuition Fee: AUD $25,000
Non-Tuition Fee: AUD $2,000 **
Enrolment Fees: AUD $250
* The course is offered for a reduced duration of 26 weeks for graduates who have already completed SIT30821 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (or superseded version) and SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (or superseded version).
** Non-Tuition fee includes the following resources (for full 78 weeks’ study):
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face onsite classes.
2023 Intake Dates
2024 Intake Dates
09 January 2023
15 January 2024
10 April 2023
08 April 2024
03 July 2023
01 July 2024
25 September 2023
23 September 2024
Course Admission Requirements
English Language Requirement (for international students only):
In instances where the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requires evidence of English language proficiency for student visa application, you will need to provide proof that you satisfy one of the following English language requirements:
Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.
For the SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management award, students must complete all units successfully. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to learners who partially complete the qualification.
Pathway from Qualification
Students who complete SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management may progress to SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management. University undergraduate courses are also available to students.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following possible job roles:
Unit of Competency
The following units are included in this course and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.
Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law
Prepare and monitor budgets
Establish and conduct business relationships
Enhance customer service experiences
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
Manage finances within a budget
Lead and manage people
Monitor work operations
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Manage business operational plan
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Use food preparation equipment
Participate in safe food handling practices
Receive, store and maintain stock
Plan and cost recipes
Design and cost menus
Prepare dishes using methods of cookery
Develop recipes for special dietary requirements
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
Plan cooking operations
Develop and implement a food safety program
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
Prepare seafood dishes
Prepare meat dishes
Prepare poultry dishes
Source and present information
** Six (6) Units are completed in SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management in 26 weeks. The remaining twenty-two (22) units are completed in the SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (or superseded version). Students will be awarded credit transfers for these units.
Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.