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SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management - Australian Institute of Entrepreneurship

SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management

CRICOS Code: 097160D

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. This course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in the middle management level as a Manager, Supervisor or Team Leader in any hospitality area.

Entry Requirements

While there are no entry requirements defined in the training package, the RTO requires the following criteria to be met.

  • Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement
  • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification or higher
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Certificate III in EAL or its equivalent

In addition,

  • Candidates should be able to handle and cook dairy products and non-vegetarian food items including beef and pork.
  • Applicants should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel and Power Point)

Note: Alternatively, Students may demonstrate the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement through the college LLN assessment test.

Course Duration

This course will be delivered over 61 Academic weeks of full time study and a maximum of 22 weeks of holidays and breaks.

It is expected that the program would be less in duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and/or Credit Transfer.

Target Group

Candidates who are 18 years and above, (including mature aged clients) who wish to enter into the hospitality industry at the middle management level.

Recommended Educational Pathways

Pathways into the qualification:

Individuals may enter SIT50416 – Diploma of Hospitality Management with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification. Even though, it is strongly recommended that individuals undertake lower level qualifications, and/or gain industry experience within the hospitality industry prior to entering.

Pathways from the qualification:

After achieving SIT50416 – Diploma of Hospitality Management, individuals could progress to Advance diploma of Hospitality Management or higher education qualifications in Hospitality.

Career Prospects

This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a departmental or small business manager. Possible job titles include:

  • chef de cuisine
  • kitchen manager
  • restaurant manager
  • sous chef


Training is based on face-to-face classroom delivery including interactive classroom teaching, practical activities and tutorials together with a practical placement (Work Based Training – WBT). Practical activities are conducted in the commercial Training Kitchen within the RTO premises.

Work Based Training – WBT

Students are required to complete a minimum of (80 hours) in a commercial kitchen to meet the requirement of qualification SIT50416 – Diploma of Hospitality Management.

AIE’s WBT Coordinator will assist in sourcing workplaces for students. WBT Coordinator/Trainer/Assessor will visit each student in the workplace a minimum of 3 times to assess competency during planned and unplanned visits.

Delivery Locations

  • Level 11, 474 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • 242 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053


Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Students will be required to perform in a range of assessment tasks including and not limited to:

  • Knowledge test,
  • Written assignment,
  • Practical observation /demonstration,
  • Logbook,
  • Role play and
  • Project

RPL /Credit Transfers

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway is appropriate for candidates who have previously attained skills and knowledge from outside the formal education and training system and which includes work and life experience.

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.

Unit of Competence

To attain the SIT50416 – Diploma of Hospitality Management, 28 units must be completed, consisting of 13 core units and 15 elective units.

Core Units
1BSBDIV501Manage diversity in the workplace
2BSBMGT517Manage operational plan
3SITXCCS007Enhance customer service experiences
4SITXCCS008Develop and manage quality customer service practices
5SITXCOM005Manage conflicts
6SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget
7SITXFIN004Prepare and monitor budgets
8SITXGLC001Research and comply with regulatory requirements
9SITXHRM002Roaster staff
10SITXHRM003Lead and manage people
11SITXMGT001Monitor work operations
12SITXMGT002Establish and conduct business relationships
13SITXWHS003Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
Common Elective Units
14SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment
15SITHCCC005Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
16SITHKOP005Coordinate cooking operations
17SITHPAT006Produce desserts
18SITXCOMM002Show social and cultural sensitivity
19SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety
20SITXFSA002Participate in safe food handling practices
Elective Option 1: Cookery Pathway
21SITHCCC006Prepare appetisers and salads
22SITHCCC007Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
23SITHCCC008Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes
24SITHCCC012Prepare poultry dishes
25SITHCCC013Prepare seafood dishes
26SITHCCC014Prepare meat dishes
27SITHCCC018Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
28SITHCCC019Produce cakes, pastries and breads
Elective Option 2: Patisserie Pathway
21SITHPAT001Produce cakes
22SITHPAT002Produce gateaux, torten and cakes
23SITHPAT003Produce pastries
24SITHPAT004Produce yeast based bakery products
25SITHPAT005Produce petits fours
26SITHPAT007Prepare and model marzipan
27SITXINV002Maintain the quality of perishable items
28SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safet risks

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