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Diploma of Hospitality Management
Course Code : SIT50416 Course Duration : 16 weeks
Fees : Domestic Students AUD $3,520 International Students N/A

This qualification reflects the role of individuals 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 is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

This qualification is NOT available to holders of a Student Visa


Job and opportunities:
  • Managing a department in a large hospitality enterprise,
  • Managing a small hospitality enterprise

Possible job titles include:

  • banquet or function manager
  • chef de cuisine
  • chef patissier
  • executive housekeeper
  • front office manager
  • gaming manager
  • kitchen manager
  • motel manager
  • restaurant manager
  • sous chef
  • unit manager (catering operations).
Entry requirements:

It is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications, and/or gain industry experience prior to entering SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management. However this is not mandatory.

Course start dates:

Either at the commencement or at the mid-point of a College term. Term and vacation dates are in accordance with the Queensland Education Department’s published dates:

Queensland Education 2016 Term Dates



Cairns Business College
91-97 Mulgrave Road
Parramatta Park, Cairns QLD 4870


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Study Mode:

Full-time 16 weeks

Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills, and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification.  This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving you time and money.

Other Information:

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply textbooks and a USB memory stick at your own cost.

This qualification is eligible for the HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS PROGRAM.

Students must satisfy the following requirements to qualify:

  • have either finished or left school
  • be 15 years of age or older
  • be a permanent Queensland resident ie. Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrants), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen residing in Queensland.
  • not hold or be enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training


Student Contribution Fees are as follows:

  • $ 775.00 (Non-Concessional)
  • $ 75.00 (Concessional)


For further information about the Higher Level Skills (HLS) program please click here:

*Subject to Terms and Conditions

Assessment Procedures:

This program has a variety of assessment methods including written, oral, practical role plays and simulated tourism/travel-related environment assessments.

Subject List:
Unit Code Unit Description
BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
SITXCCS007 Enhance the customer service experiences
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
STIXHRM002 Roster staff
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHIND004 Work effectively in hospitality service
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee
BSBRSK501 Manage Risk


** Units of competency may be substituted by other units of competency within the Australian Qualification Framework’s requirements for this qualification.

++ Unit and course codes may change or be updated by ASQA