SIT50422- Diploma of Hospitality Management

Course Overview

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, cafes, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Students are required to undertake 200 hours of Work Based Training (WBT) in order to successfully complete this course.

Entry Requirements
Core Units
Elective Units
Intake Dates
Course Info
Work Placement

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. International students entering this course at Hilton Academy must meet the following entry requirements:


Age requirements

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.


Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 12) with satisfactory results, OR successful completion of a recognised Foundation Studies program in Australia, OR successful completion of the international Baccalaureate Certificate, OR Successful completion of an Australian qualification of AQF level 3. An educational achievement which is greater than any of these is also suitable.


English Language Requirements

Applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL IBT 64 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 169 or PTE Academic 50 or Occupational English Test (OET) with a score of at least B for each test component.

English requirements are not to be demonstrated to international students who can prove:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South Africa or Ireland.
  • Citizen of, and a passport issued by the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.
  • Completed in Australia (within the past 2 years) in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher.
  • Successfully completed in Australia (within the past 2 years) the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education in English.
  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an upper intermediate English level or equivalent.
Should a student not be able to demonstrate any of the above, applicants without documented evidence may demonstrate the required English language competence by undertaking the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to achieve a result of ACSF level 3 to meet course English Language entry requirements at the sole discretion of the institute.


DHA requirements:

Applicants must also provide documentation according to Department of Home Affair (DHA) requirements. For further information on student visa assessment level and documentation, visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at:


Pre-training review

All international learners will undertake pre-training review to determine suitability for the course and student needs. The aim of the review is to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the course to applicant, and relevant experience. The Pre-training review will also aim to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.

Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

Hilton Academy will identify any such barriers presented by learners during pre-training review and provide required support and reasonable adjustment where possible.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

All learners will be required to complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course. – it is a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support during study.


Hardware/Software requirements

Hilton Academy will provide access of computers/laptops during classroom hours, however for learners to work on assessments, tasks and self-study all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with windows operating system and office application like Microsoft word at their own cost.

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is advantageous for the student to possess basic computer skills.


Kitchen toolkit

Applicants will need access to a kitchen toolkit which includes a chef’s uniform, safety shoes, various knives and small equipment. Students may wish to arrange this equipment themselves or Hilton Academy can provide them a toolkit for an additional cost. Students will need these to undergo the training effectively.


Physical requirements

Applicants will need to be physically able to carry out manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training. As part of this course learners are expected to handle complex foods – e.g. cooking of various processed or raw meats, poultry, seafood’s, dairy items and students must keep in mind any religious or dietary barriers to handle such foods before enrolling in this course.


Credit Transfer (CT)

If students have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in students’ new course, students may be eligible for a credit transfer and students may not have to repeat that unit. Students will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of the statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

Core Units

11 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Manage conflict
Manage finances within a budget
Roster staff
Lead and manage people
Monitor work operations
Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Enhance customer service experiences
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
Prepare and monitor budgets
Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law
Establish and conduct business relationships

Elective units

17 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Use hygienic practices for food safety​
Participate in safe work practices​
Use food preparation equipment​
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery​
Participate in safe food handling​
Prepare appetisers and salads​
Prepare stocks, sauces and soups​
Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes​
Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes​
Produce cakes, pastries and breads​
Produce desserts​
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements​
Work effectively as a cook (Work based training unit)​
Prepare poultry dishes​
Prepare meat dishes​
Plan and cost recipes​
Prepare seafood dishes​
Note: Units marked with 1 (*) identifies the pre-requisite unit SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety​
Units marked with 2 (**) identifies the pre-requisite units SITXFSA005 and SITHCCC027​

Intake Dates 2024

08th January

12nd February

08th April

13th May

08th July

12nd August

07th October

11th November

For further enquiries please enquire with our marketing team.

Qualification Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Advanced Diploma qualifications, such as the SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Course Info

Face-to-face delivery:

This program will be delivered in the classroom. Practical face-to-face training will be provided in a commercial training kitchen.

Delivery site:

Campus Delivery: Level 6, 250 Collins Street Melbourne 3000

Practical Kitchen: Unit 4, 60 Stubbs St, Kensington VIC 3031

Work Placement Training: Location as per individual student agreement

Course duration:

This qualification is expected to be completed in 78 weeks. This will include 60 weeks of face-to-face training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each and 18 weeks of term breaks (accumulative).

Students will also need to complete Work Based Training (200 Hours) in a restaurant with a commercial kitchen as part of their course.

Note: Duration can be shortened to 26 weeks due to Credit Transfer if the student has completed SIT40521 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management at Hilton Academy.

Work Placement

Hilton Academy has a dedicated Work Based Training Coordinator who will help you arrange your mandatory placement as part of this program.


Why study this course?

Career Opportunities in the Growing Hospitality Sector​
Whether aspiring to become a restaurant manager, hotel manager, event coordinator, or food and beverage director, this diploma provides a solid foundation for career advancement and professional growth.​
Comprehensive curriculum​
This program covers key areas such as business operations, customer service, human resource management, marketing, and financial management, providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in leadership positions within the hospitality sector.​
Industry expertise​
Hilton Academy offers invaluable insights into global hospitality trends, best practices, and operational standards. The academy's strong industry partnerships and reputation for excellence open doors to a wide range of exciting career prospects in the dynamic and growing hospitality industry in Australia.​
Job Roles
Potential employment options are in the hospitality and service industry as a manager, owner, or a chef in a small restaurant or a café or an executive chef, manager, general manager, food and beverage manager at a large hotel or resort.
Since there are a number of students belonging to different countries it’s a pleasure to study with very flexible administration and lecturers.
Yasundi Wijerathna
Diploma of Hospitality Management -Student

Course Information

Cricos Code:
78 weeks (inc. holidays) Including: 200 hours of Work Based Training
Mode of Delivery:
Tuition Fee:
Enrolment Fee:
Material Fee:
Next Intake:
August 2024

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