SIT50422- Diploma of Hospitality Management

CRICOS Course Code: 110561G

Course Information

Course Description

This 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 independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business 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, cafés, and coffee shops. This qualification allows for multiskilling and for specialisation in accommodation services, cookery, food and beverage and gaming.

Entry Requirements

Academic: Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

English (International Students):
IELTS 5.5 or higher with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band or equivalent TOEFL, PTE or EAP

Age: Must be 18 years of age on commencement


Application Fee: $250 (Non-refundable)
Course Fee: $22,000
Resource Fee $500

***All students must have their own laptop and software.



Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer (CT) and/or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) at application if you have previously studied at another Registered Training Organisation in Australia and have successfully achieved competency. Evidence of study must be submitted at the application to Contempo College.

Aims and Outcome


 This course is aimed at:

  • Assisting the students develop the skills and competencies required to work in a managerial role within the hospitality sector
  • Developing the required skills to effectively operate in a hospitality management area and gain knowledge in a range of management functions within the hospitality environment
  • Developing knowledge of management and hospitality industry
  • Providing a pathway to further qualifications and learning

Assessment Methods

The amount of assessment hours required for this qualification is broken down into the course delivery

The amount of assessment hours required for this qualification is broken down into the course delivery modes/methods below. The number of hours allocated for summative assessments activities are detailed as follows:


  • 240 hours of supervised assessment activities such as in-class/kitchen demonstrations, practicals, written assessments, exams/tests, case studies, projects, roleplays, presentations, demonstrations, projects, etc. (min 4 hours pw x 60 weeks) – (4 hours out of 20 scheduled hours)
  • 180 hours of unsupervised practice, research, writing, preparation of presentations etc, and unit specific tasks including preparation of assessment activities and submission documents (3 hours pw x 60 weeks)

The total Amount of Assessment for this qualification is therefore: 420 Hours


Note: The amount of assessment for students with credits (e.g., progressing students) would vary. The amount of assessment for students with approved credits will, therefore, be proportionate to the total number of weeks/durations allocated as part to their enrolments. For example, amount of assessment for students progressing from SIT40521 with all applicable credits will be based on two terms equivalent.

Academic Pathways

Suggested pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Completion of a certificate level qualification within the SIT training package.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality, individuals could progress to SIT60322 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or higher education qualifications in management.

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face: Classroom and kitchen-based commercial cookery environment, including work-based training.
No other modes offered. Student must attend minimum 20 hours per week.

Learning Environment

Delivered in a face-to-face mode in a classroom environment supported by a purpose-built on-campus training kitchen. All students will have access a purpose-built training kitchen facility. Where needed, a simulated environment will be created in classroom and kitchen to resemble real-life work practices, activities, and challenges; and to prepare the students to effectively transition to work after completion

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a period of TWO (2.0) years. The course duration is:

104 Weeks of Course duration consisting of:

    • 80 Weeks of scheduled study/tuition (8 terms of 10 weeks each)
    • 24 Weeks of scheduled breaks/holidays (including pre-training and completion activities)

1. A minimum of 20 contact hours per week of study/tuition have been scheduled by Contempo College – to ensure students meet their student study visa conditions
2. The course duration may vary for students who have been granted credits or RPL towards this course (e.g., students having completed any units in a previous course/qualification).

Course Structure and Unit of Competency

To attain SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality Management, 28 units must be achieved:

11 core units; and
17 elective units

Elective units reflect the intended course outcomes and the supported job roles. When available, other elective units may be chosen within the packaging rules.

Direct Entry Students:

Students entering this qualification directly will need to complete ALL the twenty-eight (28) units below.

Core Units


Manage conflict


Lead and manage people


Manage finances within a budget


Monitor work operations


Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


Roster staff

Elective Unit


Develop and implement a food safety program


Plan cooking operations


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery


Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes


Prepare vegetarian and vegan dishes


Prepare poultry dishes


Prepare meat dishes


Prepare seafood dishes


Produce cakes, pastries and Breads


Produce desserts


Produce and serve food for buffets


Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements


Participate in safe food handling practices

Contempo Progressing Students:

Contempo students having successfully completed and progressing from SIT40521 (successfully completed with the above 20 units attained) will need to complete the following 8 units in this course.

Core Units 


Enhance customer service experience


Develop and manage quality customer service practices


Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law


Establish and conduct business relationships


Prepare and monitor budgets

Elective Units


Monitor staff performance


Recruit, select and induct staff


Lead diversity and inclusion


* These units have a pre-requisite. Pre-requisites must be scheduled and completed prior to undertaking these units.


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