SIT60322- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior managers who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with specialised managerial skills and substantial knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business management decisions.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector and for a diversity of employers including restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for acquiring targeted skills in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

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

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


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. e.g. successful completion of Australian Year 12.


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 a 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, learners 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 students 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 essential 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 student must keep in mind of any religious or dietary barriers to handle such foods before enrolling in this course.

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


Credit Transfer (CT)

Students in this qualification will be progressing from SIT50322 Diploma of Hospitality Management and will receive advanced standing credits as per AQF guidelines (AQF Qualifications Pathways Policy section 2.1.8) allowing them to complete this course in a shorter duration.

Students who have existing skills, knowledge and experience without a formal qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning. Duration and course fees of successful RPL candidates will be evaluated and advised based on the amount of RPL granted.

This process is outlined in Hilton Academy Student Enrolment & Induction Policy and Assessment Policy.


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 students’ 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

14 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Manage finances within a budget
Lead and manage people
Monitor work operations
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
Develop and implement business plans
Manage organisational finances
Develop and implement marketing strategies
Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
Manage physical assets
Recruit, select, and induct staff
Monitor staff performance

Elective units

19 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Participate in safe work practices​
Use hygienic practices for food safety​
Plan cooking operations​
Use food preparation equipment​
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery​
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​
Prepare poultry dishes​
Prepare meat dishes​
Prepare seafood dishes​
Participate in safe food handling practices​
Design and cost menus​
Prepare and present sandwiches​
Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements​
Produce and serve food for buffets​
Produce desserts​
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​
Units marked with 3 (***) identifies the pre-requisite units SITXFSA005, SITHCCC027 and SITHCCC042​
Units marked with (#) identifies the pre-requisite unit SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes​

Intake Dates 2024

08th January

12nd February

08th April

13th May

08th July

12nd August

07th October

11th November

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Qualification Pathways

After achieving Advance Diploma of Hospitality Management, individuals could progress to higher education qualifications in 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:

The standalone duration for this qualification for direct entry students is expected to be completed in 104 weeks. This will include 80 weeks of face-to-face training and assessment spread over 8 terms of 10 weeks each and 24 weeks of term breaks (accumulative). Students are required to undertake 200 hours of Work Based Training in order to successfully complete this course.

Students entering this qualification as a pathway from their previous studies of Diploma of Hospitality Management are expected to complete it in 26 weeks. This will include 20 weeks of face-to-face training and assessment spread over 2 terms of 10 weeks each and 6 weeks of term breaks.

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 Healthcare Sector​
As the demand for qualified healthcare professionals continues to grow, this certification equips you with the fundamental skills needed to provide individualised care and support to those in need.​
Hands-On Practical Training​
This program typically includes practical experiences, simulations, and work placements, allowing you to apply your skills in real-world scenarios.​
Global Relevance and Career Mobility​
The skills acquired through this certification are not limited to a specific geographical location, making it globally relevant. With an internationally recognized qualification, you gain the flexibility to explore career opportunities not only within your local community but also on a global scale.​
Job Roles

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a senior manager in a large organisation or small business owner or manager.

Possible job titles include:

  • Area manager or operations manager within Hospitality industry
  • Cafe owner or manager
  • Executive chef
  • Executive sous chef
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Head chef
Amazing Staff even the VET Head (Christina) and others are very accommodating and helpful with our inquiries. Highly recommended!
Carlob Blanco
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management -Student

Course Information

Cricos Code:
104 weeks (inc. holidays)
Mode of Delivery:
Tuition Fee:
Enrolment Fee:
Material Fee:
Next Intake:
August 2024

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