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SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management


his 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 inde-pendently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational busi-
ness 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 multiskilling and for specialisation in accom-
modation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.
National Code:
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Mode Of Delivery:
78 weeks (inc. holidays)
Tuition Fee:
Enrolment Fee:
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Units of Competency

Unit Code Unit Title C/E
SITXCOM010 Manage conflict C
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget C
SITXHRM008 Roster staff C
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people C
SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations C
SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices C
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences C
SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices C
SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets C
SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law C
SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships C
Unit Code Unit Title C/E
SITXFSA005* Use hygienic practices for food safety (Group A) E
SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks E
SITHCCC023* Use food preparation equipment (Group C) E
SITHCCC027* Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery (Group C) E
SITHCCC028* Prepare appetisers and salads (Group C) E
SITHCCC029* Prepare stocks, sauces and soups (Group C) E
SITHCCC030* Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes (Group C) E
SITHCCC025* Prepare and present sandwiches (GroupC) E
SITHCCC041* Produce cakes, pastries and breads (Group C) E
SITHPAT016* Produce desserts (Group C) E
SITHCCC035* Prepare poultry dishes  (Group C) E
SITHCCC036* Prepare meat dishes  (Group C) E
SITHCCC037* Prepare seafood dishes (Group C) E
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices E
SITHKOP010 Plan and cost recipes E
SITHCCC043* Work effectively as a cook (Group B) E
SITHCCC042* Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements E

Units of Competency

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

Course duration:

The standalone duration for this qualification for direct entry students 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).

For students entering into this qualification as a pathway (this strategy) from their previous studies of Certificate IV in Kitchen 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.

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Potential employment options are in the hospitality and service industry as a manager, owner, or a chef in small restaurant or a café or an executive chef, manager, general manager, food and beverage manager at a large hotel or resort.

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 SIT40522 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management. Additionally, 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 To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South Africa, or Ireland.

Completed in Australia in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher.

Successfully completed in Australia in English the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.

Applicants without the documented evidence to demonstrate the required English language competence may undertake the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test online to achieve a result of ACSF level 3 to meet Hilton’s English Language entry requirement.

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

Additionally, 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, relevant experience and interview conducted by Hilton Academy enrolment officer. Interview 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

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

All students 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.

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.

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

Students in this qualification will be progressing from SIT40522 Certificate IV in Kitchen Management and will receive advanced standing credits of up to 52 weeks as per AQF guidelines (AQF Qualifications Pathway 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.

The following assessment methods (not limited to) may be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Project based assessment
  • Third party reports
  • Observation