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 modes/methods below. The number of hours allocated for summative assessments activities are detailed as follows:

  • 320 hours of supervised assessment activities such as in-class/restaurant demonstrations, practicals, written assessments, exams/tests, case studies, projects, roleplays, presentations, demonstrations, projects, etc. (min 4 hours pw x 80 weeks) – (4 hours out of 20 scheduled hours)
  • 240 hours of unsupervised practice, research, writing, preparation of presentations etc., and unit specific tasks including preparation of workplace-based assessment activities and submission documents (3 hours pw x 80 weeks)

The total Amount of Assessment for this qualification is therefore: 560 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 (without the work placement requirement).

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 (6 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.

Core Units Food and Beverage Stream


Manage conflict


Lead and manage people


Manage finances within a budget


Monitor work operations


Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


Roster staff


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 Unit Food and Beverage Stream


Use hygienic practices for food safety - Elective A


Work effectively in hospitality service - Elective B


Provide visitor information - Elective C


Provide responsible service of alcohol - Elective C


Operate the bar-Elective C


Prepare and serve cocktails - Elective C


Prepare and serve espresso coffee - Elective C


Plan and monitor espresso coffee service - Elective C


Participate in safe food handling practices -Elective C


Develop and implement a food safety program - Elective C


Purchase goods - Elective C


Control stock - Elective C


Source and use information on the hospitality industry - Elective C


Lead diversity and inclusion - Elective D


Recruit, select and induct staff - Elective D


Monitor staff performance - Elective D


Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks - Elective D

Core Units Cookery Stream

Contempo students progressing from SIT40521 will need to complete the following 8 units in this course. Accordingly, their CoEs will be amended for the course duration – (6 months)


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 Cookery Stream


Monitor staff performance


Recruit, select and induct staff


Lead diversity and inclusion


For more details on qualification and packaging rule, refer: