Advanced Diploma in
Hospitality Management

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management is a comprehensive and specialized program designed to equip aspiring professionals with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to excel in the dynamic and thriving hospitality industry.

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  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Next intake:

  • February 13
  • May 8
  • July 24
  • October 9


  • 107 Weeks (Course Breaks Included)


  • $17,219
Am I a Domestic or International Student?
You are considered a 'domestic' student for application purposes if: You are an Australian citizen; You are a New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand); You are an Australian permanent resident; You are an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder. *If you don't hold one of the above visas or citizenships, you will apply as an international student.
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Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management is tailored to meet the evolving needs of this diverse sector, the program delves into the core aspects of managing hospitality enterprises, focusing on leadership, guest services, business operations, and strategic planning.

Program Highlights

Embark on a transformative journey with the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management. Elevate your hospitality career prospects by gaining practical expertise, industry connections, and a global mindset, ensuring your success in this vibrant and ever-evolving industry.

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Practical Training

Acquire hands-on skills and knowledge through internships, placements, and simulations, preparing you for real-life hospitality challenges.

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Experienced Faculty

Learn from seasoned professionals and educators who bring real-world insights and experience to the classroom.

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Industry Partnerships

Benefit from strong connections with leading establishments and industry partners, opening doors to networking and career opportunities.

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Career Support Services

Receive dedicated support in resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement assistance.

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Industry-Relevant Curriculum

Gain expertise through a cutting-edge curriculum that aligns with the latest trends and demands of the hospitality industry.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Access modern facilities, including hotel simulation labs and hospitality-specific software, enhancing your learning experience.

Open doors to opportunities around the world

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 100 countries around the world.


Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management offers a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the hospitality industry. Through a well-structured curriculum, students are exposed to the fundamental principles and various sectors within the field, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, event management, and travel/tourism.

Throughout the program, students delve into the core aspects of hospitality operations, guest experience, and service excellence. They learn how to optimize resources, manage front office operations, maintain high standards in housekeeping, and strategize for business development.

Moreover, the program places a strong emphasis on leadership development and human resource management. Students explore various leadership styles, team dynamics, and strategies for motivating and managing a diverse workforce. They also gain insights into financial management, marketing techniques, and sustainable practices that align with the growing demand for responsible and ethical hospitality services.

Course Name: SIT60322 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Cricos Code: 091095A

Duration: 107 weeks including breaks

Intake: Refer to Intake Dates

Work placement: Students must complete minimum of 12 sessions (36 hours) of work placement in an operational commercial kitchen during their studies. Students will be given an option to select their own workplace providing the workplace meets the Institute requirements. The Institute will arrange the workplace for all other students to complete their WBT.

Delivery Mode
  • For Domestic students: face-face classroom-based and/or workplace training
  • For international students: face-face classroom based.
Course Requirement
  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mature age students can also enter based on an interview with VIT staff

Minimum Age Requirement

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Cert III in EAL / Academic IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Satisfactorily completed ELICOS at to at least Upper Intermediate level
  • Completed equivalent of Australian Year 11 qualification from any of the English speaking countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • Completion of any Australian AQF Certificate III or higher qualification
  • Satisfactorily completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (satisfactorily for this purpose would mean that the applicant has completed 50% or more of the semester load)
  • Completed a Placement Test devised and administered by VIT or a nominated accredited agency

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Course Structure

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management is a comprehensive program spanning, offering a well-rounded curriculum that covers fundamental aspects of the hospitality industry. Students gain expertise in guest experience, service excellence, operations management, leadership, human resources, marketing, finance, and strategic planning. With hands-on practical training through internships or industry placements, and a focus on sustainability, graduates emerge well-prepared for successful careers in hotels, restaurants, events, and other hospitality sectors.

*Units of Competency

Manage diversity in the workplace

Manage finances

Manage operational plan

Develop and implement a business plan

Manage risk

Coordinate cooking operations

Enhance Customer Service Experiences

Develop and manage quality customer service practices

Manage conflict

Interpret financial information

Manage finances within a budget

Prepare and monitor budgets

Manage physical assets

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Participate in safe food handling practices

Research and comply with regulatory requirements

Roster staff

Lead and manage people

Recruit, select and induct staff

Monitor staff performance

Monitor work operations

Establish and conduct business relationships

Develop and implement marketing strategies

Establish and maintain a work health and safety system

*Commercial Cookery Pathway

Prepare appetisers and salads

Prepare stocks, sauces and soups

Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes

Prepare poultry dishes

Prepare seafood dishes

Prepare meat dishes

Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

Produce cakes, pastries and breads

Create and use spreadsheets

*Patisserie pathway

Produce cakes

Produce gateaux, torten and cakes

Produce pastries

Produce yeast based bakery products

Produce petits fours

Prepare and model marzipan

Produce chocolate confectionery

Model sugar based decorations

Design and produce sweet buffet showpieces

Training Pathways

After achieving SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality, individuals could progress to higher education qualifications in management.

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

Employment Pathway

Possible job titles include:

  • area manager or operations manager
  • cafe owner or manager
  • executive chef
  • executive sous chef
  • food and beverage manager
  • head chef

Assessment Methods

The Institute will use the following assessment methods during this course which include and may not be limited to Questions, Assignments, Projects, Case Studies, Activities, Third Party Reports/Logbooks, Portfolio, Observations, Tests and Written Assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

For information regarding your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer, please email [email protected]


Your Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management career outlook

The Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management presents a promising career outlook for graduates, offering an array of exciting opportunities in the thriving hospitality industry. With a well-rounded curriculum that covers essential aspects of hospitality operations, leadership, marketing, and strategic planning, students acquire the expertise sought after by employers in various sectors. Graduates can pursue rewarding paths such as hotel management, restaurant management, event planning, resort operations, and guest relations, all of which involve ensuring excellent customer experiences and maximizing profitability.

Moreover, the program equips students with valuable skills in sales and marketing, catering management, and conference planning, opening doors to diverse career paths within the hospitality domain. The international outlook gained during the course also makes graduates attractive candidates for global opportunities in luxury hotels, multinational chains, and cruise lines.

With the travel and tourism industry's continuous growth, hospitality professionals are in demand worldwide, making this diploma an excellent stepping stone to a successful and fulfilling career in the dynamic world of hospitality. Whether students aspire to work in large-scale establishments or pursue entrepreneurship, the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management lays a solid foundation for a successful and rewarding career in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry.

Hotel Operations Manager

As a Hotel Operations Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a hotel, ensuring the smooth functioning of various departments such as front desk, housekeeping, food and beverage, and guest services. Your primary focus will be on delivering exceptional guest experiences, maintaining high service standards, and optimizing operational efficiency.

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Event Coordinator

As an Event Coordinator, you will be involved in planning and executing various events, including conferences, weddings, corporate functions, and social gatherings. You will work closely with clients to understand their requirements, coordinate with vendors, manage event logistics, and ensure all aspects of the event run smoothly. Your creativity, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills will be essential in creating memorable experiences for attendees.

Restaurant Manager

As a Restaurant Manager, you will be in charge of overseeing the daily operations of a restaurant, from managing staff to ensuring the highest levels of food quality and service. Your responsibilities will include creating and implementing operational procedures, maintaining hygiene standards, handling customer feedback, and optimizing the restaurant's profitability. Your leadership skills will be vital in training and motivating the restaurant team, while your marketing insights will assist in promoting the restaurant and attracting a loyal clientele.

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